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Nissan Leaf / Scion TC

| November 1, 2010
Nissan Leaf / Scion TC

Nissan Leaf Nissan has taken the vanguard position in the EV (electric vehicle) world by introducing and promoting its Leaf battery electric vehicle. This is the first vehicle of its kind offered in our market and there will be many more to follow. To review, in recent history we’ve gone from gasoline and diesel powered […]

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Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Nissan Juke

| October 1, 2010
Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Nissan Juke

Ford Fusion Hybrid Hybrid cars have gone from being an oddity to being proven mainstream vehicles. I’ve driven and tested all the hybrids on the market and most of them several times. They function quite admirably and do a good job of driving like “normal” cars and not emphasizing their unique technology. The purchase price […]

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Buick Regal & Mercedes S400 Hybrid

| September 1, 2010
Buick Regal & Mercedes S400 Hybrid

Buick Regal Class: Midsize Sedan Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive Starting price: about $27,000 Buick gets sporty. If you go back far enough in Buick history, you’ll actually find some sporty models in the lineup. In recent history, however, “Buick” and “sporty” were rarely found in the same sentence, having been branded as the vehicle of choice […]

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BMW 750Li and Toyota Sienna

| August 1, 2010
BMW 750Li and Toyota Sienna

BMW 750Li The 7 series is well and truly the flagship of the BMW marque. This large sedan is offered in many iterations ranging from the “base” 740i with a starting MSRP of only $77,000 to the 760Li V12 road eater whose beginning price is $137K! Hybrid and all-wheel drive versions are also available. Our […]

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Mini Cooper & Honda Crosstour

| July 1, 2010
Mini Cooper & Honda Crosstour

MINI COOPER When the British Mini car company was purchased by BMW, the car received the full Teutonic engineering treatment. That meant transforming the iconic car from an ultra-light micro vehicle with sliding side windows and 13-inch wheels to something more substantial, all the while retaining its unique “‘Mini’ness.” As impossible a task as that […]

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Ford Fiesta & Audi TT

| June 1, 2010
Ford Fiesta & Audi TT

FORD FIESTA Redefines the Small Car Class: Subcompact Car, Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive, Starting price: about $13,000. With the never-ending demand for greater efficiency, as measured by government fuel economy and emissions standards, buyers are shifting dramatically to smaller vehicles. In response to this seismic shift, auto makers are offering more features and options on smaller […]

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Cadillac Escalade Hybrid & Ford Mustang

| May 1, 2010
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid & Ford Mustang

CADILLAC ESCALADE HYBRID To begin, the new Escalade Hybrid is a fine piece of luxury automotive workmanship. The regular Escalade shares the same platform with the Chevy Tahoe and the GMC Yukon, but its received the “full” Cadillac treatment. There is also the ESV long version similar to the Suburban in size, plus the EXT […]

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