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Luxury SUVs

  BMW X5 xDrive35i Land Rover Range Rover Sport Mercedes-Benz ML 350 Bluetec Porsche Cayenne By J. Black Luxury SUVs might not be for everybody, but it is important to note that these days it seems like everybody, their spouse and their children wants one. The better the economy gets and with that the more the middle class grows, the ...

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Light Hatchbacks

  Mazda 2 (Demio) Volkswagen Polo Toyota Yaris Honda Jazz Renault Clio By D. De Gasperi Fresh technology in the motor industry has traditionally been the reserve of expensive premium vehicles. However so, this technology has been similarly focussed in the direction of the most affordable and possibly the most important segment out there – that of light hatchbacks. This ...

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2015 Nissan GT-R Premium vs Porsche 911 Turbo

By C. Dupriez “The supercar for anyone, anytime, anywhere,” was the tagline at the Nissan GT-R’s launch in 2007 as it bid to dethrone the stalwart Porsche 911 Turbo from its lowly perch of unofficial “super sportscar”. Where heroic stats and stopwatches were concerned, it could, though the GT-R just wasn’t that nice, refined or luxurious once the red mist ...

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2015 BMW 125i vs Mercedes-Benz A250

By C. Dupriez In motoring circles, there’s nothing more natural than pitting a pair of premium German arch rivals against one another in a head-to-head comparison test. Despite the fact that both cars are closely priced and positioned in their makers’ respective ranges, there’s one level where the A-Class and 1 Series couldn’t be more dissimilar. This misalignment is attributed ...

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USED VEHICLE REVIEW: Volvo S60 (2011-2015)

Vehicle Type: Luxury Sport Sedan By Justin Pritchard   HISTORY/DESCRIPTION: This used review is a little self-serving, because your writer is a big-time fan of the Volvo S60, and a potential candidate for a used model, some day. The reason is simple: as someone who drives every day of the year and values comfort, confidence, performance and high safety standards, ...

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USED VEHICLE REVIEW: Land Rover LR2 (2008-2014)

Vehicle Type: Compact Luxury Utility By Justin Pritchard   HISTORY & DESCRIPTION: With the goal of bringing trademark Land Rover capability and luxury into a more compact package, the LR2 launched for model year 2008 with a focus on attainable pricing, manoeuvrability, and all-season, all-surface driving confidence. Land Rover’s answer to a then-emerging market of compact luxury utility vehicles, LR2 ...

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2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS

By Peter Bleakney The cash-cow of the German car manufacturer Porsche, now accounts for about a third of the automaker’s worldwide sales. The Cayenne currently comes in seven variations, and today we’re looking at the GTS that starts at $108,000. It’s not the fastest, as that would be the $178K Cayenne Turbo S. Neither is it the most fuel efficient, ...

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2016 Audi Q3

By Justin Pritchard The 2016 Audi Q3 gets two thumbs up: one for being easy to board and exit, and the other for feeling roomy and sitting high enough, but not towering over the road. Lately, it seems like every week sees the release of a new small crossover model as customers demand more options for downsizing out of a ...

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Ultimate 2.0T

By Simon Hill “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “to each his own”, I always say. The previous Hyundai Sonata looked like different things to different people. “Youthful,” some said. “An anti-Toyota Camry,” others said. “Attention seeking,” many agreed. “Overbearing and ugly,” a significant few ranted. Well, not anymore. Because while Hyundai chose to get noticed when ...

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2016 Toyota RAV4

By Chris Chase There are those who would tell you being popular is overrated, but in the motor industry, popularity equals profitability. Just ask one of the many car manufacturers competing for sales in the compact crossover category. Toyota is primed to win that particular popularity contest, predicting its RAV4 will overtake Ford’s Escape as world’s best-selling small crossover this ...

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