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Thom Blackett is a lifelong car nut, owning cars ranging from Datsuns to Mustang GTs and, currently, a Ram 2500 plow truck. He has spent the past decade writing objective, thorough vehicle reviews and... (More)

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2015 Jaguar XJ-Series Preview Whether you pronounce it Jag-wahr or Jag-u-ar, chances are that name will conjure up the same image of top-shelf luxury combined with impressive performance and a heritage that sets the brand apart. P...
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2015 Ram ProMaster City Preview There is, as they say, a tool for every job. That’s a fact I’ve come to understand firsthand since moving into a house in need of a few repairs, each of which has required yet another trip to Home Dep...
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2014 Volvo S60 Test Drive Review In the uber-competitive luxury sport sedan segment, long-time status symbols from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus have ruled the roost. However, for buyers willing to expand their horizons and consider s...
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2014 Subaru Impreza Test Drive Review Subaru would appear to have a winning formula with its affordable, versatile and efficient all-wheel-drive 2014 Impreza, but a dearth of technology and refinement only serves to shine a light on its c...
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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Test Drive Review Chevy continues to bounce back from a federal bailout—and decades of building second-rate sedans—with a string of new and thoroughly revamped models that are legitimately worthy of attention by more t...
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Test Drive Review After a somewhat rocky and delayed launch attributed to initial quality concerns, the Jeep Cherokee is back, but its days as a boxy, no-frills utility vehicle are history. Look beyond the polarizing f...
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2014 Buick Enclave Test Drive Review When it debuted for the 2008 model year, the Enclave straddled the Buick brand on its back and drove it into the minds of new generations of buyers. Six years later, and one after a refresh, the Encla...
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2014 Buick LaCrosse Test Drive Review Like other GM brands, Buick uses each new model year as an opportunity to further annihilate any memories of its not-too-distant mediocre phase. The updated 2014 LaCrosse is further proof of how far t...
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2013 Toyota RAV4 Test Drive Review Toyota, considered one of the founding fathers of the small crossover segment, has attracted buyers with multiple generations of RAV4s built to be economical, family-friendly and versatile. The all-ne...
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2014 Chevrolet Impala Test Drive Review Formerly a mediocre 4-door favored most strongly by rental fleets, the Chevrolet Impala has been reborn for 2014 with perhaps the large-sedan segment’s most attractive styling, promises of up to 35 mp...
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2014 Nissan Versa Note Test Drive Review Fully redesigned for 2014, the Nissan Versa Note hatchback earns points for its affordability, attractive assortment of options and efficient operation and use of interior space. Complaints are few in...
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Test Drive Review With a new turbocharged engine and an upgraded suspension, the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta has been transformed into a sedan that’s a genuine hoot to drive. A comfortable driving position and a spacious tru...
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2014 Kia Sorento Test Drive Review The fires of the crossover segment continue to be stoked by all-new, completely reimagined, and strategically updated models. The 2014 Kia Sorento falls into the latter category, and while it earns po...
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2014 Ford Mustang Test Drive Review After nearly 50 years, a person could understandably be showing his or her age and perhaps holding on a bit too strongly to past glory days. Perhaps that’s the case for your Uncle John. The 2014 Ford ...
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2013 Ram 1500 Test Drive Review From the companies that build them to the customers who buy them, people associated with pickup trucks have a tendency to be a bit obsessive. Brand loyalty is huge, but so are the bragging rights that...
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2013 Nissan Altima Test Drive Review Competition comes in various flavors, ranging from an inconsequential 5th-grade spelling bee to a race between a gazelle and a salivating lion. Battles within the cutthroat family-sedan segment fall u...
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2013 Ford Escape Test Drive Review Twelve years ago, SUVs remained popular, crossovers were virtually unheard of, and car companies were attempting to keep a straight face while presenting 4-wheeled atrocities such as the Pontiac Aztek...
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2013 Honda Civic Test Drive Review Sometimes, dependability alone doesn’t quite cut it, as proven by the mediocre employee with a perfect attendance record, the clock that marks every hour precisely 7 minutes late, or the steadfastly r...
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