Archive for October 2016

2016 Kia Optima SX Limited 2.0T - My Blue Family Sedan Heaven - Quick Review

Redesigned 2016 Kia Optima SX-Limited is intent on breaking out from the tight mid-size family sedan mid-pack position.<br> <br>Pricing starts < $23K, with this top trim Horizon Blue SX-L version stickering at $36,615.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch) At the head of the pack there are two cemented in popularity. For the rest of the mid size family sedan pack, none is going break out based on good looks or performance alone.   But it sure can’t... Read more »

2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo AWD - Hot Brand Doing Spicy CUV - Quick Review

2017 Kia Sportage SX-T small family crossover SUV in "Burnished Copper." Fully optioned MSRP: $34,895.<br> <br> Deep valley hood atop smooth round front corners intentionally bears more than passing resemblance to Spicy SUV from Zuffenhausen. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Susan Frissell, Women With Wheels.com, ChicagoNow.com “Girls Go Racing”) When you’re hot, you’re hot. Korean brand Kia is currently sizzling. Last year it sold 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. alone. That represented a nearly 8% increase over previous year sales. As... Read more »

Mecum Automotive Auctions 2016 Chicago - What To Do This Weekend

Mecum Automotive Auctions 2016 Chicago - What To Do This Weekend
WHAT: Mecum Automotive Auction brings 1000 cars, trucks & motorcycles and an adrenaline fortified atmosphere to Chicagoland this weekend. Mecum hosts the affordable, unpretentious auction where highly coveted rare cars and trucks change hands for $100,000s+ and more recent classics sell for a modest $4500!!! WHERE: Schaumburg Convention Center 1551 Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173... Read more »
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2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R AWD - Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall Family Haul - Quick Review

2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R AWD exists because many Americans "enjoy" Four Seasons. This Twilight Blue Metallic tester comes fully equipped at $33,080.
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch, Roadblazing.com) Car and Driver recently culled some data showing that only 8-10% of American buyers of volume family cars demand the greatest possible tractive control afforded by All-Wheel Drive. This despite 52-60% of non-luxury crossovers and sport utility vehicles... Read more »