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2018 Hyundai Kona SEL - Local Bites Excursion in Mellow New Urban Cute Ute Brew

2018 Hyundai Kona SEL: on a Local Bite Drive to The Hot Dog & Burger Company in SW Suburban La Grange in a mellow new brew of Cute Ute, starting at $20k.
* * * * * * * * * * * * **CLICK HERE for the link to the COMPLETE REVIEW of the 2018 Hyundai Kona personal crossover utility vehicle at our sister website, ROADBLAZING.COM**   For a recent local bite excursion to the Hot Dog and Burger Company¬† in near southwest suburban La Grange,... Read more »

2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman All4 - Roadblazing.com Bottom Line Review Link

2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman All4 - Roadblazing.com Bottom Line Review Link
* * * * * * * * * * * * **CLICK HERE for the link to the Full REVIEW of the 2017 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman compact sports wagon at our sister website, ROADBLAZING.COM**   Give an in-house retro sport city car tuner, with a storied Formula One racing heritage, a longer... 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) CLICK HERE FOR MORE IN-DEPTH CAR REVIEWS AND ROAD TRIPS AT OUR NEW SISTER SITE, ROADBLAZING.COM   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... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »

2017 Honda Civic Coupe 1.5T Touring - Compact Double Door Alive & Kicking - Quick Review

2017 Honda Civic Coupe 1.5T Touring: the re-designed  2-door sporty notchback moves up a couple notches to a legitimate grand tourer; <br> <br> Priced starting at just under $20K for LX 2.0L 6 spd. manual trim, the tested fully kitted Touring 1.5T CVT runs $27K. <br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch, Roadblazing.com) Unlike the “Star Trek’s starship Enterprise, car maker, Honda, “Boldly Goes On Alone Where Many Men Went Before.” For Honda is the “Keeper of the Coupe.”¬† At least the volume front-drive sedan-derived 2-door kind. As we recently assessed... Read more »
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2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD - SAV Signed By MX-5 Miata - Quick Review

Handsomely re-designed 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD is the "MX-5 Miata of 7-seat SAVs." <br> <br> Starting at $32,420, with (pictured) Signature AWD trim topping out at $45,215, the new Mazda CX-9 excises "blandness" from the family crossover utility vehicle .<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (Contributing Editor: Tomasz Paluch, Roadblazing.com) WISH: bringing home to the wife (or husband) & four kids a brand new deep Soul Red Mazda MX-5¬† repleted with a big white ribbon. PROBLEM: Then imagine the frying pan (or power tool) hitting you over the... Read more »