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  • 2024 Nissan Z NISMO Review

    2024 Nissan Z NISMO Review

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    On Father’s Day morning I fulfilled the car-dad stereotype by going for a solo drive to get some coffee at the local “car guys” spot. Behind the wheel of the new 2024 Nissan Z NISMO, I felt like the coolest guy in town. Fully expecting the Z to draw some attention upon my arrival, it…

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  • 2024 Subaru Outback 2.4 Touring XT Review

    2024 Subaru Outback 2.4 Touring XT Review

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    The Subaru Outback is the brand’s second-best selling vehicle as of late, slotting in behind the same-ethos-but-smaller-and-less-expensive Crosstrek. And yet, the Outback still feels like the heart of Subaru, embodying the notion that weather conditions don’t matter, you don’t need low-range to go into the woods, and the wagon lifestyle is better than that brought…

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  • 2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD: Would it be a Good Bugout Vehicle?

    2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD: Would it be a Good Bugout Vehicle?

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    I’m no prepper, but living near Washington, D.C., it’s easy to evaluate one’s ability to pick up and head elsewhere. So, whether that need comes from rising tides or a full-on civil war, I decided to try something different with this review. Let’s see how this 2024 Lexus NX 350h Luxury AWD might handle a…

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  • Audi RS6 Avant GT is a Longroof Love-Letter to the 90 IMSA GTO

    Audi RS6 Avant GT is a Longroof Love-Letter to the 90 IMSA GTO

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    Audi kicked a lot of butt with its 90 Quattro GTO race car. This was an inline-5-cylinder all-wheel-drive monster machine that Hans Stuck drove the wheels off and shocked V8-powered beasts on plenty of road courses. That car should’ve easily secured a championship in 1989, but a few missed races and early teething issues prevented…

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  • 2024 Hyundai Venue Limited: Review

    2024 Hyundai Venue Limited: Review

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    Cars are getting more expensive, with the average new car price currently at just over $47,000. That’s a lot. In fact, only four of the 41 cars I’ve owned have made it over that MSRP. Plus, the press loaners they send us are typically the top trim level, so I rarely test a truly inexpensive…

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  • The Corvette Z06 is Actually a Supercar, and That’s Okay!

    The Corvette Z06 is Actually a Supercar, and That’s Okay!

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    I can feel folks getting ready to hit the keys to type my messages, telling me I’m wrong. But I don’t care because I’m here to tell you that the C8 Corvette Z06 is a supercar. It has evolved. It is more than. The idea that this is “just” a sports car is now incorrect.…

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  • 2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line AWD Review: Fantastic family hauler of the future

    2024 Kia EV9 GT-Line AWD Review: Fantastic family hauler of the future

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    You know when someone you trust tells you that something is good, but you’re still skeptical? That was the case with my own doubts and the Kia EV9. This is a great three-row family hauler, and any questions about its merits should be thrown to the wayside. In fact, most people buying Suburbans and the…

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  • 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid SE AWD: Review

    2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid SE AWD: Review

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    Despite its raging sales success, the Corolla has always been a bit of “an car.” It was an obvious choice if you wanted a reliable commuting appliance that wasn’t too expensive. Lately, Toyota has been adding a bit of diversity to the lineup with the Corolla Cross, the GR Corolla, and the Corolla hatchback. There’s…

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  • 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring: Review

    2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring: Review

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    Can you believe that the fourth-generation ND Miata went into production in March 2015? I went to a launch event in October of that year and was pretty impressed, but in North America, we didn’t actually get it until the 2016 model year. That still means that the ND is nearly nine years old, so…

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  • 2025 Subaru Forester Touring: Review

    2025 Subaru Forester Touring: Review

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    The Subaru Forester is the definitive all-wheel-drive family mover for those with safety as a top priority, and though the midsize CUV has been updated for 2025, it’s heart still shines that of the same old Forester that has helped define Subaru for the last few decades. So, do the changes for 2025 make a…

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