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Happy Hauler: 2018 Ford Expedition MAX XLT 4X4 Test Drive

It’s the holiday season. Hanukkah has already started. Kwanzaa is coming. Christmas is almost here. If you celebrate it, you’ve probably started the countdown to December 25 already because the lead-up to Christmas can be just as wonderful as the day itself. There are certain things that make those weeks so special. The smell of burning firewood wafting out of chimneys. Ice skating with your family. Having your friends over for a pre-holiday potluck dinner. Hearing classic Christmas songs in every store as you do some last-minute shopping. Decorating is…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch: 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 Test Drive Review

Ford makes such luxurious pickup trucks that it’s easy to focus on their posh interiors and forget about the fact that they’re made to work. High-end F-150s coddle you so much with upscale materials and an array of creature comforts and convenience features that the last thing you want to think about is getting out of that paradise and getting your hands dirty. That’s exactly what I did with the 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4, though. Back in October, I attended the Texas Auto Writers Association’s Texas Truck Rodeo, where…

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2018 BMW M5 BMW Featured Test Drive Reviews 

2018 BMW M5 Test Drive Review

Here’s a big question: In a world where powerful sedans are practically available everywhere , can the 2018 BMW M5 hold on to its crown? Before we answer that question let us start off by saying, everyone loves a great comeback story and the BMW M5 has an amazing one. This is the second M5 generation we’ve tested, and the first thing that stood out to us is the insane level of customization you can make to the driving characteristics of the 2018 BMW M5. For example, while this is…

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2018 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Pack 2 Test Drive

Sometimes when I’m downtown, I look up at a random office building, and focus on one of the few lit-up windows and wonder, “What is that person doing in there right now? What are they getting done?” I don’t live anywhere near Ford’s headquarters in Michigan, but I know what Mustang vehicle engineering manager Tom Barnes and his crew was doing after regular working hours in 2017: Developing ways to make the 2018 Mustang GT a better performance car. They kept many of the upgrades from the GT Performance Package,…

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Not-So-Compact Compact: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Test Drive

To show just how quickly the tides change in the automotive industry, just look at Volkswagen. Before the 2018 model year, Volkswagen’s entries in the popular crossover and SUV segments were niche offerings. Sure, the Touareg and Tiguan were both great vehicles, but they lacked the American appeal to make them true contenders in their respective segments. That all changed when Volkswagen introduced the all-new American-made Atlas and the second-generation Tiguan. Shortly after its launch, we tested the new Tiguan with the SEL trim level and VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive,…

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