Posts Tagged ‘Weight’

2014 Lexus LS460 AWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The most recent press loan car that I received was, last week, a Lexus LS460 4-door sedan with all-wheel drive.  The team that delivered the car to Greeley was Rocky Mountain Redline, a fleet management firm in Dacono.  The car came in Liquid Platinum (silver) metallic and the interior was black semi-aniline (perforated) leather.  The […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD SUV Review by Stu Wright

    The week before last I received for testing, a Toyota Highlander Hybrid, a Limited top-of-the-line unit that carried an M.S.R.P. of $50,875.00, including freight.  The Limited hybrid’s base price of $49,790.00 had, as an option, a set of carpeted floor and cargo mats ($225.00).  It was what was called the Platinum Package edition, […]

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2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Review by Stu Wright

    The 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0i Sport Premium is the topic of this week’s review.  I recently got to test out a Deep Sea blue pearl 5-door hatchback model with ivory cloth buckets and a “boxer” four cylinder power plant.  It was supplied by Greeley Subaru.  The punch-counterpunch action of the boxer pistons […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD SUV by Stu Wright

For 2014, Toyota’s Highlander has been updated for the first time since 2008, and  is now in its third generation iteration.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (127,572 in 2013) places its revenue right in the middle of the Toyota SUV lineup.   This past week I […]

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2015 GMC Yukon XL 4WD SLT Review by Stu Wright

General Motors has been building a big body-on-frame SUV for 80 years with the Chevrolet and GMC nameplates affixed to each.  Essentially a station wagon mounted on a light truck frame, the “Suburban” designation was used on all of them until the year 2000, at which time GMC began naming their version, the Yukon XL.  The […]

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2013 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review by Stu Wright

For 2013, Toyota’s Highlander remains essentially unchanged since the 2011 model year update.  It is a car-based mid-sized SUV with seven-passenger, three row seating.  Sales of the Highlander (125,000+ in 2013) sits way below that of the RAV4 and way above that of the Toyota 4Runner.    I recently tested a Highlander, a Limited top-of-the-line unit […]

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2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

Volkswagen’s CC is a derivative of the Passat sedan that has existed in one form or another for 40 years.  The CC was introduced as a 2009 model and was first viewed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  With the same wheelbase as the Passat (106.7”), the CC is an inch […]

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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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“Getting Better” 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD Touring SUV

    The Beatles 1967 hit, “Getting Better” was one of the last songs created from scratch by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and was included on the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”  Its production on March 23rd, 1967, had been delayed two days when Lennon mistakenly ingested LSD instead of an intended upper […]

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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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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 on the roof, just above the back window.  We referred to one of the cars […]

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2013 Lexus ES350 FWD 4-Door Sedan

    The latest test car in my possession was the new (for 2013) Lexus ES350 sedan that came in Silver Lining Metallic.  The interior included black Nuluxe leather appointed bucket seats up front with three passenger seating in the rear.  This new ES350 design provides a whopping 4” of additional legroom in the rear, perhaps […]

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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 a little extra attention to the car, mostly because it resembles a favorite of mine, […]

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A Pair to Draw – 2013 Infiniti FX37 & G37xS

          Recently Ruth and I travelled to Phoenix to watch the final 2012 Colorado Rockie series at Chase Field against the Diamondbacks.  It was nice that our home team won both games that we attended, and also nice that we were allowed to test a new Infiniti while there for a […]

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“Good Vibrations” – 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

        I drove around in a VW Tiguan this last week and experienced some vibrations (more on that later), but overall found the vehicle to be very good, so therefore the Beach Boys megahit came to mind.  Brian Wilson and Mike Love wrote it, and Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Good Vibrations” at number […]

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“Million Dollar Baby” – 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Review

      The 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Premium is the topic of this week’s review.  I recently got to test out a Marine Blue Pearl 5-door hatchback model with black striped cloth buckets and a “boxer” four cylinder power plant.  The punch-counterpunch action of the boxer pistons in the Subaru cancel each other […]

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Review

      Volkswagen was originally founded in 1937 by the German Labor Front, a Nazi trade union.  The venture included production of an inexpensive car for the common man along with state-sponsored financing (“five marks a week you must put aside, if in your own car you want to ride”).  Until then Germans could […]

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Doctor says state should have the right to take obese children away

  Statistics show there are about 2 million clinically obese children in the United States and one Boston doctor thinks it is up to the government to “save” these children from their parents.  Doctor David Ludwig, a well-known Boston obesity specialist and creator of the Children’s Optimal Weight for Life program, is now suggesting that […]

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Review

 Auto Review By Stu Wright The Chevy Malibu nameplate was rolled out in the 1960’s when the Chevelle was in need of a new, upgraded subseries. It was named after the beachfront community in SoCal and featured patterned cloth seats, carpeting, and a dressier steering wheel.  The Chevelle Malibu SS’s that were produced from 1966 […]

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Church Humor: Actual Bulletin Notes

By Mike Bauman I received this in an email and thought you might enjoy it. Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: ———————————————————— The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. ———————————————————————- The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.” The sermon tonight: “Searching […]

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Town of Frederick has 12 Misdemeanor Warrants Active in Last 12 Months

By Mike Bauman The Town of Frederick currently has 12 misdemeanor warrants active from the last 12 months.  If you know the location of anyone on the following list, please contact the Frederick Police Department at 720.652.4222.  Source:  www.weldsheriff.com   DADDARIO, MATTHEW EVAN JONES 908 Stine St Lafayette, CO 80026 Warrant Charge: Fta Original Charge: […]

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City of Greeley has 422 Active Misdemeanor Warrants in Last 12 Months

By Mike Bauman The City of Greeley had the following 422 misdemeanor warrants active in the last 12 months.  If you know the location of any of these parties, you are encouraged to call the Greeley Police Department at 970-350-9600.     ARIZMENDI, TRACIE LOUISE 1201 26th Av #306 Greeley, CO 80634 Warrant Charge: Fta […]

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City of Evans has 161 Active Warrants Outstanding

By Mike Bauman The City of Evans currently has 161 active warrants outstanding that have been issued in the past 12 months.  If you know anyone on the following list, you are encouraged to contact the Evans Police Department at 970-339-2441.     WOOD, NATHANIEL ANTHONY 1600 42nd St #6 Evans, CO 80620 Warrant Charge: […]

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Wanted!!!! Can You Help Weld County Locate these Persons

By Mike Bauman They say approximately 20% of the population commits 80% of the crime.  You can help make our community safer. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the following people: HUERTA, MARCOS ANTONIO 2408 9 STREET, GREELEY, CO 80631 DOB: 10-01-1992 Gender: Male Height: 5′ 05″    Weight: 165 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown […]

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ARMED AND DANGEROUS

VIGIL,CHRISTOPHER 2413 MARINA ST, EVANS, CO 80620 Warrant Charge: CONTEMPT OF COURT Original Charge: VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER Bail: NO BAIL Orig. Warrant Date: 05/27/10 Date Warrant Entered:02/18/2010 ORI: US MARSHALS SERVICE Warrant: 109102181865F DOB: 03/16/1985 Gender: Male Height: 5′ 06″ Weight: 160 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Race: White Crime Type: Felony US Marshals Wanted […]

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UNC holds annual Strong Man, Strong Woman competition

Photos and Story By Rebekah Elliott Springtime means the return of the annual UNC Strong Man and Women competition and crowning of new champions.  Around eighteen men and women competed in four events designed to test the competitors overall fitness and strength.  The competitors flipped tractor tires, pulled pickup trucks, threw root beer kegs, and […]

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