DHS 2018 Chicago Auto Show - 25 Should Sees - Things To Do in Chicago

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* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Susan Frissell)   Chicago braced for Snowmaggedon February 2018. It arrived and appears to have passed without having laid as much waste as predicted.   Many stayed home from work yesterday only to do all the snow emergency chores like shoveling... Read more » / DHS Budget Utes Review - 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SEL AWC - There's Meat on 'em Bones

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 SEL AWC: price leader among 3 Row midsize crossover utility vehicles starting at under $24k in front drive form, with an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch) Make no bones about it. Mitsubishi is a carmaker which currently is neither hot nor all the rage. Crazy as it sounds, that is a good thing for consumers. As the Japanese brand shakes off the dead-weight of cars... Read more »

Scout GPS Link Smart Phone Navigation App for 2017 Lexus RC 350 - Automotive Infotainment Tech Trends - Gallery

Scout GPS Link Smart Phone Navigation App for 2017 Lexus RC 350 - Automotive Infotainment Tech Trends - Gallery
(Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch)   Nothing says “You’ve Made it” in automotive in-cabin technology speak than built-in native GPS-based Navigation. Just ask Lexus which brought Americans the first in-cabin navigation set-up in their 1997 SC400 grand touring coupe. To be sure in-cabin navigation hardware and software have evolved from their CD map origins. But that... Read more »
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Cars Can't Swim - Driving In Flash Floods - Safe Driving Tips

  [MOST] CARS CAN’T SWIM… …BUT THEY CAN SURE FLOAT AWAY!   Metro Chicago’s North and Northwest areas got doused with rain last night and this morning.  Flash Flood warnings from the National Weather Service have been dispatched since last night and are continuing into this evening. Northwest Suburban Palatine received over 2″ inches of... Read more »

Who Doesn't Like a Test Drive? - "Experience All-New 2017 Mazda CX-5 Tour" Hits Chicago Lakefront This Weekend

2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD: already among the "Sport-ier" mid-size crossover utility vehicles, this year's update adds flair.<br><br> Pricing starts at under $25k, with loaded Grand Touring AWD models hitting the $32,000 mark.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * WHAT: Mazda brings all new 2017 CX-5 crossover SUV for test drives on public streets. WHERE: Two Prudential Plaza 180 N. Stetson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Click following link for details on register for “Experience All-New 2017 Mazda CX-5 Tour”... Read more »

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat - Four Eyed One Horned Flying Purple Tire Eater - Quick Review, Video

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(Contributing Editors: Peter Stamatis; Susan Frissell: “Women With Wheels”, “ChicagoNow Girls Go Racing”) It’s Official: “Drive…He Said“ has now [nearly, since the recent announcement of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Demon] completed its mission of whetting Tire Shredding appetites. Two year ago we taunted readers with our version of a bona fide “Burnout” with a 2015... Read more »

2017 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Dynamic - Unapologetic Nordic Sports Sedan Zag - Quick Review

2017 Volvo S60 T5 AWD: A "Passion Red" "Svelte Swede" zags against zigging Teutonic compact executive sedans. <br> <br> Now re-connected with all-wheel drive, this amply safety & driver assist endowed S60 T5 Dynamic is priced at $44,195. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch) Perhaps from the influence of the fjords (inlets) along the coastline not far from their Gothenburg headquarters, Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo always seems to Zag as their Teutonic rivals Zig; Back in 2013 the brand raised industry eyebrows when... Read more »

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring - Spoiling Budget Enthusiasts' Glutes - Quick Review

2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring: Possibly the most "Buff-looking" front-drive mid-size family sedan, in its most upscale trim, finished in Machine Grey Metallic, garners admiring stares from on-lookers;<br> <br> Priced at $34,530 it is among few in the segment imparting as much "Oneness of Driver and Steed."<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Peter Stamatis) Three+ years ago “Drive…He Said” heaped restrained praise:   “There, we said it. In spite of the [meh] interior styling, [flimsy trim and spartan appointments], we cannot immediately think of another family sedan for $21,000 out the door that... Read more »

2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco - Fourth Generation Godfather of Green - Quick Review

2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco in Blue Crush Metallic hue: <br> <br> 4th Generation Godfather of Green Driving evolves with new battery tech. more conventional packaging & standard driver assist tech in a $26,554 compact family liftback.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch) Until the day comes when all roads are smart roads intermittently lined with magnetic inductive charging network or a network of liquefied hydrogen fueling stations…   RIGHT NOW, gas-electric hybrid powered vehicles are the name of mainstream green motoring... Read more »

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco 1.4T - Lesson Learned, Exceeding Stated Promises - Quick Review

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco 1.4T: 6th generation compact family sedan swaps oblique for more understated elegance. <br> <br> This Lakeside Blue Eco 1.4T DCT version is available monospec priced at $21,610.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch) “A Penny Saved is a Two-Pence Dear ( aka Penny Earned)….” Benjamin Franklin, “Poor Richard’s Almanac”, 1732.   Two-Pence Dear: when Hyundai Motors America paid $355 Million in settlement fees for overstating Fuel Economy ratings on the previous generation... Read more »