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  • Car Review: 2014 Dodge Durango Car Review: 2014 Dodge Durango

    THE 2014 DODGE DURANGO REVIEW

    Full Car Review by Andy: Comeback or Come Again?

    We are in the midst of a heroic comeback story, and who knew it?

    Once upon a time, there lived a Dodge Durango. A tough knuckle-biter of an SUV, it ruled its market landscape in the 1990s and early 2000s. In fact, 2002 through 2005, Chrysler never sold fewer than 100,000 Durangos per year.

    Then an evil economic downturn, the Great Recession, attacked the Durango and murdered its sales figures. Forlorn, the Durango retreated, and sales plummeted to just 21,000 in 2008. Driven mad with failure, Chrysler announced a series of hybrids: the Dodge Durango Hybrid and the Chrysler Aspen Hybrid. The models, slated to save the dying SUVs, arrived at dealerships in October 2008. → Read More

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  • Car Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC S Model Sedan Car Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC S Model Sedan

    THE 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ E63 AMG 4MATIC S MODEL SEDAN REVIEW

    Full Car Review by Andy: “Ugh bugh! Huh huh grugg!”

    Charles Darwin says that was what you sounded like umpteen years ago when you were hanging onto a mammoth’s leg by your ankles. You were a caveman. Like Fred Flintstone, you rode a dinosaur to work every morning and drank whatever rancid water you could slurp out of a snake hole. Thousands of years later, you can take the man out of the cave, but you can’t take the cave out of the man.

    This is the caveman’s review. → Read More

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  • Car Review: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Car Review: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    THE 2014 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE REVIEW

    Full Car Review by Andy: Cheerio, Tackiness

    - Writing the dollar sign ($) in place of an S.
    - Swallowing spaghetti noodles.
    - Wearing leopard print yoga tights.
    - Using sporks.

    You know what I’m talking about: tackiness. Tackiness is the talent of people not blessed with the gift of style and suaveness and not in the least bit bothered by it, and it is the sworn enemy of the 2014 Land Rover Evoque.

    Land Rovers have never been tacky. → Read More

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  • Car Review: 2014 Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI Car Review: 2014 Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI

    THE 2014 AUDI A8 L 3.0 TDI REVIEW

    Full Review by Andy: Diesel Worship

    The Golden Calf.
    Zeus at Olympia.
    Tirumala Krishna.

    If such a list of idols existed for the auto industry, the 2014 Audi A8 L 3.0 TDI sedan would likely be included. Devotees have been pleading and praying to the Automotive Gods to bring diesel power to America, and finally, God and Uncle Sam answer.

    After General Motors’ slipshod diesel duds from the 1980s, automakers have been loath to pump diesel back into the American conscious. The diesel faithful have been holding onto hope, though, and this year, Audi unleashes one of the coolest diesel-powered sedans to ever run in America: the A8 L TDI.

    The A8 is Audi’s flagship vehicle: → Read More

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