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Colder Weather: 2016 Mazda MX-5

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Such it was with our plan for the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. It was mid-March when the MX-5 arrived clad in Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires. Everything was in place: lightweight roadster, winter tires, an open schedule. All […]

Elite: 2016 Ford Explorer

Ford pulled out all the stops for the all-new Platinum Explorer. It sits atop Ford’s Explorer model lineup, a platform that delivers a trim level for all consumers. The Platinum combines the larger EcoBoost engine found in the Sport with luxury features and add-ons worthy of the over-$50k […]

Better, Not Bigger: 2015 Honda Fit

Bigger is better. Or is it? The new Fit challenges new-car trends by being smaller than the previous generation. But while 1.6 inches have been cut from overall length, there are many improvements to this second generation Fit. While the car is shorter, the wheelbase has grown. Honda […]

Less Is More: 2015 Lexus RC350 F Sport

After several years’ hiatus, Lexus has returned to the coupe market. The all new RC enters into competition with the new BMW 4 series, Audi A5, and Cadillac ATS Coupe. Unlike those other two and their 4-door counterparts, the RC doesn’t share its underpinnings with the IS sedan. […]

Advantage: 2015 Audi S8

Imagine, for a moment, that you are sitting in a very expensive armchair. You can tell it’s an expensive chair from the suppleness of the leather and the perfect amount of support in the seat. Perhaps you’re even enjoying a soothing warm massage. To accompany your fine seating […]

The Right Stuff: 2015 Audi A3

There comes a time in every person’s life when they realize they can’t do the same things they once could. It’s a little harder to stay up late, those jeans you’ve had for years are a bit tight, and you can’t quite run as fast or as far […]

Healthy Alternative: 2015 Volvo V60

The 2015 Volvo V60 is the family vehicle with a twist.  Its styling is sleek with a younger appeal. If you’re looking for something with more storage space than the typical sedan and better fuel economy than what the typical crossover can offer, the V60 is a perfect option. […]

Escape: 2014 Honda Civic Si

I didn’t plan this. It’s was just past 7:30pm on Friday night, the sun was setting, and I was scything through central New Hampshire behind the wheel of the 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe. It had only been a few hours since my phone rang – a call […]