Posts Tagged ‘LED’

2014 Lexus IS350C Convertible Review by Stu Wright

    Lexus, Toyota’s luxury car division that has been around for 25 years, sells cars in 70 countries and is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan.  The name of the company’s product was selected from a list that included Verone, Calibre, and Alexis, among others.  Lexus was decided on, and is a combination of the words [...]

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2014 Nissan Rogue SV AWD Crossover by Stu Wright

Nissan has sold the better part of three-quarter million Rogues since the introduction of the model in 2007.  A year ago I wrote a review of the 2013, first generation Rogue, and at that time their sales were up 13% for the year.  Now I have been testing a 2014 Rogue, much redesigned, and as [...]

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2014 Lexus GS450h Hybrid Sedan Review by Stu Wright

The Lexus GS is a mid-size luxury car sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota.  Its design was hatched by Italdesign Guigiaro over a quarter century ago as a simplified, European-looking offering.  The GS is the car that I was loaned to test this last week.  The car is called a GS450h, and the [...]

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2014 Lexus IS-350 AWD F-Sport Sedan by Stu Wright

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury automobile division, has built and sold the IS series of sedans since 2006.  The cars are manufactured in the Tahara plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. For 2014, the model underwent an update in body styling, with the drive train carried over from 2013.  I recently tested a new IS350,  equipped with the 3.5-liter, [...]

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2013 Lexus LS460 AWD 4-Door Sedan

Recently I was loaned a 2013 Lexus LS460 four-door sedan for testing and it was brought to my house in Greeley by an Automotive Media Solutions driver.  It came in Starfire Pearl (white) metallic, the interior was black semi-aniline (perforated) leather, and the car seated five comfortably because the LS (M.S.R.P. $82,279) is a big [...]

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2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport RWD Sedan

This past week I was presented a 2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport four-door sedan for testing while travelling in and around Phoenix, AZ on a working vacation.  It was painted Starfire Pearl (white) metallic and inside it was trimmed in black perforated leather.  Of course, the car seats five comfortably because the LS is big, [...]

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“Respect” 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 4WD

    Aretha Franklin knocked it out of the park with her hit song that was recorded 46 years ago this past week in New York City.  Otis Redding wrote “Respect” from the perspective of a desperate man, but Aretha turned the ballad into that of a strong, confident woman that knows that she provides what [...]

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2013 Lexus RX450h Hybrid Luxury AWD Crossover

Lexus has been in a position to offer the most popular luxury SUV since its introduction in 1998.  My latest test car was the RX450h hybrid model available since 2009.  It came in Stargazer Black metallic paint and featured saddle tan leather seating for five. This was a loaded RX, with an M.S.R.P. of $64,339, including [...]

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“A Whiter Shade of Pale” 2013 Cadillac ATS AWD

It may not be a good characterization of the Cadillac ATS test car’s color, but the paint on it was extremely white, and attractive.  It was a Diamond Tricoat (a three-layer painting process) upgraded color that added $995 to the Cadillac’s window sticker. The song, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” rocketed to No. 1 in [...]

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2013 Lexus GS450h 4Dr Hybrid Sedan

    I don’t know if GS means “guaranteed satisfaction” on this particular sedan offered by Lexus, but it would be OK with me.  That’s what the buyer gets with a car like this, which is the model I drove this past week.  It’s called a GS450h, and the “h“ stands for hybrid drive train, made [...]

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in 5-Door Sedan

    My latest test car was a new Prius Plug-in that came in Clearwater blue metallic paint with dark gray SofTex (leather) seating.  The Plug-in is available in limited quantities and only in certain areas of the United States, and was formally introduced last fall.  The Prius line of cars has been around for fifteen [...]

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2012 Toyota Prius Model Five

The Toyota Prius, America’s top-sellng hybrid car, was introduced in our country in 1997.   The Prius accounts for almost 51% of the 270,000 or so hybrids sold in America each year, and globally the U.S. accounts for half of Prius production.  The name on the car, “Prius”, is Latin for “before”.  This is the second “Prii” [...]

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Car Winter Preparedness Kit

By Mike Bauman With winter nearly upon us and road conditions variable, it’s a good time to think about some preparedness items you might want to carry with you in your vehicle.  What follows is a short list of items that could prove invaluable if you ever find yourself stranded. 1)  A heavy rolled blanket [...]

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