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2013 Honda Accord coupe

The two-door layout might just do it. Buyers who in past years would probably have never considered a Kia or Hyundai – much less a Ford or Chevy – over a car as blue chip as the Honda Accord now frequently do consider it. Toyota’s got the same problem as far as the Camry. People…

2015 Honda Fit

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Last week, I test-drove the new three-cylinder (and turbocharged) Ford Fiesta. A neat little car – emphasis on little. This week, I have the new Honda Fit, which is also little - but isn’t small. At least, not where size matters. Much as I enjoyed driving the Fiesta – with its admirably eager (and laudably fuel-efficient) turbo…

2013 Nissan Altima

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Here’s some weirdness: The 2013 Nissan Altima coupe is no longer available with more than a four – and only with a CVT automatic. But you can still get a V-6 in the Altima sedan. It’s weird because usually, the coupe version of a given car is considered the sportier version of that car –…

2013 Ford C-Max

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Toyota should be worried. For the first time since the Prius hit the streets more than a decade ago, there is another hybrid that’s arguably a better hybrid. Because it’s a different kind of hybrid. The un-hybrid. The Ford C-Max. It’s stubby – but tall – which means it’s got more room inside than the…

2013 VW Passat

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The old Beetle was designed as “the people’s car” – for European people. It was very small – and very small engined. The current Passat, on the other hand, was specifically designed for the American people – and is actually made in America (TN). It’s a bigger car than the European market Passat – and…

2013 Hyundai Sante Fe

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If GM’s board had simply hired away the entire management team at Hyundai back in ’08 – and fired everyone at the Renaissance Center in Detroit – it would saved taxpayers a lot of money. Those guys – the Hyundai guys – know what they’re doing. One brilliant design after the next. It’s almost boring…

2013 Nissan Quest

2013 Nissan Quest

Minivans – traditional minivans – are becoming scarce. GM and Ford don’t even make them anymore. That leaves Chrysler (Town & County – and its lower-rent Dodge sibling, the Caravan – which is also re-sold by VW as the Routan), the Honda Odyssey, Toyota’s Sienna – and the Nissan Quest, subject of this write-up. Well,…

2013 Kia Rio

2013 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio I just spent a week driving around is an extremely fuel-efficient little car – one of the very best in its segment, actually. And not just on paper, either. Out in the real world, in real-world driving, it lives up to its EPA billing: 30 city, 40 highway. I averaged 32.2 according…

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The obvious often isn’t until someone makes it so. For instance, adding a real-sized rear door to a sporty coupe – as Hyundai has done with the Veloster. Much better than one (or even two) quarter-sized rear doors, as in cars like the  old Saturn Ion – and more recently, the Mazda RX8. It’s as…

2013 Mazda CX-9

Function matters – but form does, too. Especially when you’ve got a choice. Full-size minivans, for instance, sold in big numbers  . . . until less stodgy-looking (and driving) alternatives – same-size (or almost same-size) crossovers – came on scene. Today, some of the biggest names in the business don’t even sell a traditional full-size…