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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 Honda CR-V Touring AWD by Stu Wright

Japan’s Honda Motor Company began as a motorbike manufacturer in 1949, and by 1962 they produced a motorcycle that caught the fancy of my big brother, a 150cc black bike with twin cylinders.  By 1964 the company became the world’s … Continue reading

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2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport by Stu Wright

Subaru automobiles are produced by giant Japanese firm, Fuji Heavy Industries, Since 1968 they have been exported to America.  A plant in Lafayette, Indiana manufactures several of their models, but the Impreza is imported from Ota, Gumna, Japan.  The compact Impreza … Continue reading

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2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Review by Stu Wright

Subaru automobiles are produced by giant Japanese firm, Fuji Heavy Industries, Since 1968 they have been exported to America.  A plant in Lafayette, Indiana manufactures several of their models, but the Impreza is imported from Ota, Gumna, Japan.  The compact Impreza … Continue reading

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2014 Honda Pilot 4WD Touring SUV Review by Stu Wright

Honda’s latest Pilot, unchanged for 2014, is a still-popular midsize SUV that has been marketed by the Japanese company for over ten years.  Sales last year were over 125,000 units, placing it second in sales for Honda behind the CR-V, which … Continue reading

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2014 Fiat 500L Easy FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

I drove the Fiat to Denver today, and enjoyed the view from the driver’s seat.  The car has three windshields, essentially, and up top is a mammoth double power moon roof with shade.  The glass opening is nearly as big as the … Continue reading

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2014 Toyota Venza AWD Limited Review by Stu Wright

The latest test car that was delivered to me recently was a 2014 Magnetic Gray metallic five-door with all-wheel drive and a V-6 engine.  Since the Venza was introduced into the Toyota line five years ago as a 2009 Camry … Continue reading

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4×4

    Jeep has been building off-road and sport utility vehicles since 1941 (civilian vehicles since 1945), making it the country’s oldest SUV brand.  They were originally provided for the U. S. military during World War II, specifically light 4-wheel drives … 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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2012 Nissan Frontier 4×4 Pro4X Four-door Pickup

This past week I received for review a new Nissan pickup, the Frontier 4×4 four-door crew cab.  Nissan, formerly Datsun, has been in business for 98 years (since 1914), and is now the sixth largest vehicle manufacturer in the world.  … Continue reading

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2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Premium AWD Four-Door

Subaru automobiles have been produced by the Japanese firm, Fuji Heavy Industries, and since 1968 they have been exported to America.  The man responsible for bringing Subaru to our shores was Malcolm Bricklin, a fact that I have mentioned in … 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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2012 Infiniti QX56 Luxury SUV

    I was pretty excited this last Monday about receiving the Infiniti luxury SUV for testing.  The QX that arrived represented the second year of the third generation of QX56’s, and is the biggest Infiniti to date and first to … Continue reading

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“Shock and Aww…” – 2012 Chevy Volt Review

        This past week I had the pleasure of test driving a new 2012 Chevy Volt  four-door sedan.  The Volt was painted “Viridian Joule,” the silvery green color that is the official color of the car. The … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Venza (Toyota Review)

Since Toyota gave their sedan/crossover/station wagon/SUV a somewhat innocuous name, I’ll put it in a Julius Caesar Latin phrase. I came, I saw, I drove a Toyota sedan/crossover/station wagon/SUV! And this Toyota Venza is not at all hard to look … Continue reading

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Auto Review

  By Stu Wright Nissan Motors likes to call their Murano, which is named after a region in Italy, the “Premium Crafted Crossover”.  Last week I had the pleasure of driving one both in Greeley and around Denver, and would … Continue reading

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