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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 Infiniti Q60 Convertible Car Review: 2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible

    THE 2014 IFINITI Q60 CONVERTIBLE REVIEW

    Full Car Review by Andy: The Course of True Love

    Who coined the phrase, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”?

    Trick question: Nobody! The actual phrase is, “That which we call a rose would by any other name smell as sweet.” That immortal phrase was coined by Sir William Shakespeare in his signature work Romeo and Juliet.

    For 2014, Infiniti changed the name of the G convertible to Q60, and the engine still buzzes and the tires still squeal, and this is a love story.

    Sir Shakespeare also wrote the famous line, “Love to faults is always blind, and always to joy inclined.” Lovers of the 2014 Infiniti Q60 convertible see its sexy air dams, → 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 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Pickup Truck Car Review: 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Pickup Truck

    THE 2014 GMC SIERRA 2500HD CREW CAB PICKUP TRUCK REVIEW

    Full Car Review by Andy: Why GMC Exists

    Most everyone introduces the GMC Sierra pickup truck with the footnote that it is essentially a rebadged Chevrolet Silverado, implying that anyone who can rub two sticks together should have the brains to purchase a cheaper Silverado, with its wider dealership network, rather than a GMC.

    But The General continues to churn out Sierras and shows no signs of slowing up. Next year, GM will introduce a redesigned heavy duty pickup truck, and despite all sniggers to the contrary, the Sierra will continue for posterity.

    Such is the power of a shiny grille. Stamped from the same metal, using the same engines and towing the same trailers as its Chevy brother, the GMC Sierra has one ace in the hole: sex appeal. → Read More

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