2019 Hyundai Kona SEL AWD – It’s Not Electric and That’s OK

During the week I drove this car, I had a lot of questions about Konas. Not this Kona, the electric ones. “Hey, how far does that thing go on a charge?” “Hey, how long does it take to top up the batteries?” “HAY, WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE THE FUTURE AND SAVE THE PLANET?”

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2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Crewmax -A Solid Truck Showing Its Age

Introduced in 1999, the Toyota Tundra has become a staple among truck drivers.  A  roomy and capable pickup coupled with Toyota’s reputation for reliability and excellent resale value makes Tundras a good investment. Since their inception, they’ve been made in the ‘States. Today they’re assembled in San Antonio, Tx, making Tundras the only full-size truck to be built in the lone star state. So, after two decades with only one major update, how does the newest Tundra stack up?

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Can You Daily A 70 Year Old Car?

Maybe for the first time since I bought the car, I didn’t see a good reason I couldn’t just drive it. For a 70-year-old car, it starts and runs with shocking reliability.  Now that the brakes are all sorted out, it stops too. I wondered if I could manage to use this old car eas my daily driver for a week. How would it fare on roads after seven decades of innovation?

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Bye Dad, Thanks For The Ride

For a split second my stomach was suspended weightless in my abdomen, just like at the top of a roller coaster descent. The four tires of my father’s red Isuzu Space Cab pickup had left the gravel road and were on their downward trajectory toward terra firma. As the truck landed, all three boy scouts and the […]

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2019 Hyundai Elantra Limited – To All The Elantras I’ve Loathed Before

First off, I like the new Elantra. It’s comfortable, economical and a good value. Buy each time I got behind the wheel I couldn’t help but slide into reveries about Elantras past. The first car review I ever wrote was for a 2016 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition. I had to go to a used car lot in Dallas to find an example. It wasn’t a press car, and my only experience behind the wheel of it was with a salesman in the passenger seat.

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What if Science and Reason Dictated Automotive Design?

Ever notice how hybrid and electric cars, share a similar shape no matter what brand they are? Of course there are exceptions like the Tesla Model S that make efficiency look sexy, but on the whole these cars look like an egg cut longways and dropped onto skinny  tires.

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