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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2019 Lexus ES350 F Sport – The Best ES Yet

Now in its seventh iteration, the Lexus ES is better than ever. The first ES came out two decades ago in 1989. Back then they were built on the Camry platform. The newest ES shares a platform with Toyota’s excellent Avalon. With an already lofty bar, has the Lexus treatment improved the Toyota recipe?

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2019 Eclipse Cross SEL S-AWD – A Total Eclipse Of The Car

Fanboys cringe. Last year, Mitsubishi revived the Eclipse moniker and hung it on a crossover. Perhaps in an effort to capture the market of folks who drove the sporty-looking coupe during their youth, and now need a back seat to haul their progeny. But why would Mitsu introduce yet another mid-sized cross over into a crowded segment when they already offer the Outlander Sport? 

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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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2019 Mazda MX-5 RF – The Best Just Got Better

This year the Mazda MX-5 turns 30. After three decades or refinement, the MX-5 is better than ever. New standard features and some more horsepower make this darling little droptop even sweeter. 

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2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid – A Silky Smooth Fuel Sipper

For 2019, Toyota unveiled the latest generation of their largest sedan. Now in its fifth iteration, the Avalon has grown both in proportion and in refinement. This is the second ’19 Avalon I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. I was smitten with previous car’s excellent 301 horsepower V6. But how does the hybrid version measure up?

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2018 Lexus RX 350L AWD – Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The Lexus RX series is built using a recipe that’s been refined for two decades, and has set the bar for what a mid-sized SUV should be. For 2018 Lexus sought to punch it up a little with the Lexus RX350L. But is more always better?

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate – Hyundai Heats Up Their Hatch

For 2019 Hyundai has redesigned their sporty Veloster with more horsepower for all trim levels and a turbo option. The Turbo Ultimate offers a bevy of driver aids, conveniences, two-tone paint and a tasteful interior. But is it better than the previous generation Veloster?

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2019 Kia Sorento SXL V6 AWD – Could This Kia SUV Be Too Nice?

KIA SORENTO SXL AWD

It’s no secret that Kia has stepped up their game where quality and comfort are concerned. And with six trim levels to choose from, it’s likely there’s a version of this midsized, three-row, seven seater for nearly any budget. So, how does this top of the heap Sorento SXL measure up in such a competitive segment?

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD – This Family Hauler Has It All

In the crowded seven-passenger SUV segment, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a standout for comfort, quality and value. With seating for nine people, amenities for days and the ability to tow, this SUV might have found a sweet spot in the market. Read on to find out why.

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