Posts tagged "all-wheel drive"

Today's Rave: 2013 Subaru Legacy tech features

Today's Rave: 2013 Subaru Legacy tech features
A couple of my tweeps are giving my current car du jour some hard knocks. They’re calling it dull and cheap, and they’re saying it’s way too expensive for what it is. They’re even recommending that you should buy a BMW or Audi instead. Um. Really? I think they kind of missed the point. The... Read more »

Today's Rave: Mazda CX-9 Bluetooth audio

Today's Rave: Mazda CX-9 Bluetooth audio
OK, I now have a new favorite feature that doesn’t center around heated seats or steering wheels. It’s the Bluetooth streaming audio that I found in the Mazda CX-9. I don’t keep music on my phone, so even though I use the Bluetooth for phone conversations, I’ve not tested the streaming audio before. Luckily, my... Read more »

Today's Rave: Moveable instrument cluster on Infiniti G37x S

OK, anyone who’s followed my blog for any length of time knows that I’m short. I have to push my seat all the way forward, and I often have to eat the steering wheel while I drive. Another problem I tend to have: When I lower the steering wheel so that I have a comfortable... Read more »
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Today's Rave: Hypermiling in the Lexus IS 350

I drive back and forth to Hoffman Estates every day from Logan Square. I’m right off the interstate in both instances, so my commute is mostly highway driving. Even better: I don’t head into the office until about 10 a.m., and all that pesky traffic stuff is out of my way. I always look at... Read more »

Today's Rave: Lexus GX ability to handle snow

Last year, I got the rear-wheel drive Lexus IS convertible in February. And then in snowed 12 inches. And I still had to drive to work. It wasn’t pretty. But occasionally, I get the right vehicle at exactly the right time. This year, I got the all-wheel drive Lexus GX 460 when Chicago decided to... Read more »

Mercedes E-Class Wagon has sports car moxy

While a wagon wouldn’t probably be my first choice of vehicles, I do have to admit that the all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is making me reconsider. Of course, I’d have to beg, borrow or steal $56K first. The exterior design is long, lean and edgy, and the front grille is downright angry. As one... Read more »
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