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2021 Toyota Supra 2.0

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review: Unique Contender, Not Just ‘the Base Model’

Toyota’s MkV Supra created quite a stir when it launched last year. The 2020 Supra was sold with a less-potent variant of its sister BMW Z4’s B58 inline six-cylinder. This year, Toyota has both amped up the six-cylinder Supra and created a lower-power, cheaper offering. Where the 2021 Supra 3.0 uses the “full power” version …

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2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature Review: The Miata of Three-Row Crossovers

If you’re a cool parent with more than one kid, you are undoubtedly shopping in the “large three-row crossover” segment of new cars. Perception dictates these large not-wagons are far cooler than a minivan and thus, the competition among automakers is fierce. Though Kia and Hyundai have stolen a lot of recent thunder with their …

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2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S

2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Review: The Better It Gets, the Better It Gets

My first experience with a Mercedes-Benz E63 was as a rising college senior. I’d gone up to Greenwich, Connecticut with a few friends to attend the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, a combination of car show and hoity-toity auction. None of us were hoity nor toity, but we roamed the show grounds, ogled everything on sale at …

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2021 mazda3 select Avis Preferred

Perspectives: On My First Flight Since COVID-19, Rental Car Roulette, and a Mazda3

The last time I got on a plane was December 29, 2019. I had flown from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City, Missouri three days prior to meet my boyfriend’s family for the first time. We’d been together just long enough that flying to meet the whole fandamily at once over the holidays wasn’t especially strange. …

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2021 Toyota Corolla SE 6MT six-speed manual

2021 Toyota Corolla SE 6-Speed Manual Review: Toyota’s #SaveTheManuals Softball

There may be no more dedicated group of automotive enthusiasts than the #SaveTheManuals crowd. These eager stick-shift drivers constantly complain that every new car only comes with some form of two-pedal transmission, to include luxury sedans and school buses. As fewer drivers each year prefer manual transmission cars, the options available on the new car …

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Vredestein Hypertrac tire review

Vredestein Hypertrac Review: Dual-Duty Track Cars Need a Solid Street Tire… by Giugiaro?

Disclaimer – Vredestein sent me these Vredestein Hypertrac tires to test on my 2008 BMW 128i autocross/track car. Due to it doing things that old German cars often do (such as break), I had to test them on the Quarter Million Mile BMW E90. Daily-driving the same vehicle that you do any sort of high …

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red E30 318is

Taking Delivery of My Sight-Unseen BMW ‘E30’ 318iS Was a Heart-Stopping Adventure

“Oil got all over the hood of a new white Range Rover” the transport truck driver said, as he undid straps and moved ramps into place. “Take a few pictures, if you want.” My heart sank. After waiting over a month to take delivery of my 1991 BMW 318iS, this was a rough start. This, …

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review: Hit the Back Roads and Forget Your Range Anxiety

The electric vehicle segment is growing at a relatively explosive rate. Though there were electric cars before Tesla, there’s no denying what the brand has done to grow the segment. Ford’s hotly-anticipated Mustang Mach-E showed up on the scene for the 2021 model year, and while it’s not Ford’s first EV (the late-90s Ranger EV …

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2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited white

2021 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review: Choose Your Car of the Year Fighter

It might come as a surprise, but the Hyundai Elantra has been around for 21 years. It has grown up significantly over the years and now follows the same design language of its bigger sibling, the Sonata. Just like the Sonata, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra comes loaded with standard features that would cost extra – even …

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2021 Kia K5 GT

2021 Kia K5 GT Review: My Kingdom for Some Horsepower

Kia’s 2021 K5 is a sharp sedan that stands out in a competitive segment. It’s comfortable, well-equipped, and offers excellent driver assistance technology. I should know – I took one from Washington, D.C. to Charlotte, North Carolina and back last October. My biggest wish while driving the 2021 K5 EX was for more power. Most K5s …

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