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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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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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD – A Cut Above

The Toyota Highlander represents an SUV for those of us who don’t necessarily want to drive a serious off-roader everyday. Normal folks who don’t need 4×4 capability for the commute to their nine-to-five, and don’t have to drive down fire roads out of the hills to fetch groceries from town.

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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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The No Man’s Land Between Driverless And Traditional Cars

We’re living in a weird transitional purgatory between yesterday’s traditional vehicles and driverless cars. Cars are designed to insulate occupants from road and wind noise. A quiet smooth ride is a sweet thing. The bone I have to pick is with being insulated from the experience of driving by invasive technology. Either give me a car that can drive me to the store, or let me get on with it without interfering.

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It’s Time to Take Another Look at Infiniti

When was the last time an Infiniti product set your pants on fire? If you’re like me, the answer is never. They’ve had a couple hits, but I can count memorable Infinitis on part of one hand. That is, until now…

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