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  • Car Review: 2014 Ford Expedition EL Car Review: 2014 Ford Expedition EL

    THE 2014 FORD EXPEDITION EL REVIEW

    Full Car Review by Andy: It’s Good to Be King

    I know what you’re thinking.

    “What silver-spooned shopper could possibly need a gas-guzzling SUV with more square footage than my basement?!”

    Rein in those horses, good social guardian. There is a viable case to be made for the 2014 Ford Expedition EL, and I, the unlikeliest of all persons, am going to make it.

    I don’t much like excess. When I was in grade school, after slurping up my bowl of cereal I would pour a half-cup of water into the milk gallon to extend it usable life. I like redundancy and superfluity about as much as I like → Read More

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  • Car Review: 2014 Lexus RX 350 Car Review: 2014 Lexus RX 350

    THE 2014 LEXUS RX 350 REVIEW

    Full Car Review by Andy: The Other Side

    Have you been struggling to make ends meet? Do bills come at you like shotgun pellets? Do you worry about retirement or tuition? It may be time to downsize to a Lexus.

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    When the RX 350 first came out in the late 1990’s, women flocked to it like it was a magnetized bar of chocolate. Comfortable, spacious, full of technology and boasting that all-important seating position for 5’2’’ women of power, the RX 350 quickly became synonymous with soccer mom. Rather than evade its fans, Lexus adopted its market identity and initiated an automotive love affair that continues to this day.

    Women of affluence do not enjoy → Read More

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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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