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2015 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4WD

Jeep has produced its Patriot since the introduction of the compact crossover SUV nine years ago this spring at the New York Auto Show.  It, along with the Jeep Compass, is manufactured on what is called the MK platform.  The Compass … Continue reading

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2015 Subaru WRX AWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Subaru has produced the WRX sedan since 1992, with the lettering denoting “World Rally eXperimental”, and the vehicle existing as a variant of the Subaru Impreza compact sedan.  Greeley Subaru was recently kind enough to loan me a 2015 WRX … Continue reading

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2014 Scion tC 3-Door Liftback Review by Stu Wright

Recently a new 2014 Scion tC was delivered to me for testing.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets automobiles to North American members of Generation Y.  In other words, descendants of … Continue reading

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid FWD Limited

 The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been on sale in America for about 18 months, and shares its drive train and some design elements with the KIA Optima Hybrid.  The two cars combine to occupy second place (in America) in hybrid … Continue reading

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“Turn Me Loose” in the 2014 KIA Forte EX FWD Sedan

The latest car that was delivered to my house for testing was the 2014 KIA Forte sedan that was introduced late last year.  The Forte has been around since 2008 but had extensive updates added to the vehicle for the … Continue reading

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2013 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD

    The Toyota 4Runner, brought out 30 years ago as basically a compact pickup/topper, is now in its fifth generation configuration and has morphed into a brawny mid-sized SUV.  This last week I tested a 2013 Limited edition 4Runner that arrived … Continue reading

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Crossover Comparison – Nissan Rogue/KIA Sorento

I recently was fortunate enough to end up with two nice crossover SUV’s in the my driveway at once, so I took turns running around in them for the week and taking notes on how they stacked up.  They were … Continue reading

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2013 Kia Sportage SX AWD Crossover

Kia Motors, based in South Korea, is the country’s second largest auto manufacturer, trailing only Hyundai, its one-third owner.  As recently as 1986, Kia only produced 26 automobiles, but the total was 1.6 million last year.  The two combined companies have … Continue reading

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2013 Hyundai Elantra FWD SE Coupe

Hyundai, founded in 1967, is the fourth largest auto manufacturer on the planet.  The company owns Kia, and its own Elantra model was chosen North American car of the year in 2012.  The Elantra is the model of Hyundai I … Continue reading

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“Super Trouper” 2013 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Crossover

Volvo builds the XC60 in Ghent, Belgium, and the car has been the company’s best seller since its introduction in 2008.  It is a compact crossover SUV that was unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  I … Continue reading

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2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport AWD Sedan

Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota, has been producing the GS series of sedans since 1993.  The new 2013 model that I drove this last week represented the manufacturer’s fourth generation offering, and it came in Riviera Red Metallic with … Continue reading

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2013 Fiat 500T Turbocharged Sport Hatchback

When my brothers and I were growing up (there were four Wright brothers), we had a suite of little plastic cars of all makes to play with.  They were quite small, perhaps 1.5 inches long, and had the names imprinted … Continue reading

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2012 Lexus CT200h FWD Premium Hybrid

The CT series sedan was introduced by Lexus in March of 2011.  Last week I tested a 2012 model of this hybrid vehicle, a “Premium” edition with a Nebula Gray Pearl paint job.  Since its introduction, I have been paying … Continue reading

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2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD Review

This past week I was presented a new Chevy Equinox crossover to test.  It was painted Tungsten metallic (dark bronze) with a light titanium and black leather interior.  The combination resulted in a lot of compliments during the week, although … Continue reading

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2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD 4-Door Sedan

    This white little Swedish number was waiting for Ruth and me at DIA upon our return from Chicago last week.  In Latin, the word Volvo means “I roll”, so we rolled up to Greeley, and I was forced to familiarize … Continue reading

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2012 Infiniti FX35 Limited Edition AWD Crossover

   This past week in Illinois I was presented an Infiniti FX35 to drive around the state.  Ruth and I picked it up at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and set sail to the Northwest towards Rockford.  Our ultimate destination was … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2012 Infiniti EX35 Journey AWD Crossover

    Infiniti’s extensive lineup of 13 models provides a vehicle for pretty much anyone’s taste, and in the middle of the group lies the EX35 compact crossover.  Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan Motor Company, has been selling automobiles in … Continue reading

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Steak or Sizzle? Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

This last week I received my fourth Subaru to test, a 2012 Outback with the six-cylinder engine.  It was the 3.6R “Limited” model in Ice Silver metallic with black leather interior.  This car is made by Fuji Heavy Industries, a … Continue reading

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Affinity for Infiniti – 2012 G25x AWD Sedan

I have been presented three Infiniti automobiles for review, and must say I have enjoyed them all.  The least expensive of those three was brought over last week, the G25x all-wheel drive four-door sedan.  Infiniti is the luxury division of … Continue reading

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2012 Toyota Yaris 5-Door Liftback Review

The car brought to me for review earlier this week was the Toyota Yaris. The model was the 5-door LE Liftback in Absolutely red paint.  And that is exactly what color it was, like a fire truck.  Well, not exactly.  … Continue reading

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2012 Toyota Prius V Auto Review

      The new, bigger, Toyota Prius V (vee) was introduced in our country in October of 2011. It was designed as a station wagon/multi-purpose vehicle to complement the Prius lineup.  The Prius has been around since 1997 and is … Continue reading

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“Little Deuce Coupe” – 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Review

      The 1963 Beach Boys hit was the b-side single opposite “Surfer Girl,” and was about a b-car; the 1932 Ford model B.  “Deuce” in the song title was a result of the last digit in that model … Continue reading

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2012 Infiniti M56x Auto Review

              Infiniti is the luxury automobile division of Nissan Motor Company, and has been selling cars and light trucks in North America since 1989.  The history of the company goes all the way back … Continue reading

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2011 Scion tC Review

The most recent automobile that I received for review was the 2011 Scion tC, a product of Toyota Motor Corporation.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets to North American members of … Continue reading

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2011 Scion tC Review

The most recent automobile that I received for review was the 2011 Scion tC, a product of Toyota Motor Corporation.  Scion (descendant) is the name Toyota chose in 2002 for their new division that markets to North American members of … Continue reading

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