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For years, Volvo’s much-deserved claim to fame was its peerless safety features, rather than sexy lines, as the boxy rides resembled rolling security-laden refrigerators. Not the most alluring silhouettes, but at least you had a great chance of arriving in one piece.  Thankfully, Volvo designers have heard the shouts of customers demanding their safety in beautiful packages. Good on them.  …

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Some auto manufacturers are streamlining their product lines – mainly sedans. Sure, SUVs and Crossovers are still in high demand, but sexy sporty sedans continue to turn heads. The demand for those sleek rides is significant enough for companies to find ways to aptly fill their product lines.  Cadillac is a good case study, as their SUV/Crossovers sell well. The …

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With the current competitive popularity of SUV/Crossover segments, you knew raising the volume “to 11” would surely follow. Yes, many luxury rides will haul folks and cargo in opulence but there’s always someone willing to build and pay a bit more that extra vroom.  Mercedes-Benz’ AMG performance division devised the superlative GLE 53 Coupe that’ll take you from 0-60 in …

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The Porsche brand is synonymous with fast and euphoric handling sports cars that delivered grins while you deftly barrel around twists on open roads. Awesome performance, handling and a sweet exhaust note kept Porsche aficionados coming back.  Yet, as the electric car era commenced, Porsche engineers were locked into secret laboratories to unveil the quintessential high-line electric sports car. Many …

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The vaunted BMW brand fills just about any niche an auto buyer might desire. In fact, the selections and names take a bit of research to insure you’re selecting the right one for your needs.  BMW’s latest offering is the 2020 228i x-Drive Gran Coupe. In this case the GC signifies it’s a 4-door version of the 2-door 228i – …

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­­­­­­­­As a car reviewer, sometimes you cannot wait for the opportunity to taste-test a truly exceptional vehicle. Such is the case when I had the chance to slide into the 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe.   This is a supercar in every sense. It’s drop-dead gorgeous with a euphoric combo of incredible power, performance and exquisite throaty exhaust to make …

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Trucks and Texas go together like BBQ and beer. In fact, I bet there’s no one in the state who doesn’t know someone with a truck – or own one themselves. The new luxury cargo haulers have grown in popularity every year – and for many practical and thoughtful reasons.  Our latest Drive Time feature showcases the excellent 2020 GMC …

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There is an oft-mentioned quote that “size means everything”, insinuating that bigger is better. Sometimes that’s true (elephants, the size of Texas and bank accounts). Yet, the opposite is deliciously valid as well, when surprising yields emit from small packages.  Such is the case for MINI and its 2020 Mini Cooper S two-door hardtop. The F56 chassis (launched in 2014), …

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The Porsche brand was once synonymous with fast and euphoric handling two-seat sports cars that delivered grins while you deftly barreled around twisty or open roads. Then in 2002, the folks in Stuggart decided it was high time to join the popular SUV crowd. Of course, the car enthusiasts complained the company had sold its sporting soul. Yet, the Cayenne …

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Some auto manufacturers are streamlining their product lines — mainly sedans. Sure, SUVs and Crossovers are still in high demand, but sexy sporty sedans continue to turn heads. The demand for those sleek rides is significant enough for companies to find ways to aptly fill their product lines.  Cadillac is a good case study. Their SUV/Crossovers sell well. For the …

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