Auto Reviews


A LONG TIME COMING
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab tested

At long last, an all new American midsize pickup truck

AUTO REVIEW—It’s been a long time since an American car company offered a competitive small (midsize) pickup truck, having pretty much handed the market on a silver platter to Toyota and Nissan. Aside from the first generation Colorado, Chevy last introduced an all new pickup back in model year 1993. For Ford, it’s been since January of 1992. At long last, Chevrolet is taking the market seriously with the 2015 Colorado. Senior Contributing Editor Harold Osmer reports.

BORN TO RUN
2015 Nissan 370Z NISMO Tech Coupe

AUTO REVIEW—In the day we sweat it out in the streets with a runaway dream like the world-renowned $100,000.00+ GT-R NISMO. But many may be perfectly satisfied behind the wheel of the new 370Z NISMO Tech we just finished test driving and photographing. At $47,725.00 including destination, it’s less than half the price of the GT-R NISMO. As the flagship of the Nissan Z lineup, the Z NISMO lives up to the race-proven image of the NISMO name. And as The Boss would say, it’s born to run.

HIGH POTENTCY VANISHING CREAM
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392

AUTO REVIEW—Remember the white Dodge Challenger in “Vanishing Point”—the 1971 cult movie wherein Barry Newman as Kowalski is commissioned to deliver a Challenger R/T 440 Magnum from Denver to San Francisco? Dodge has the perfect vehicle ready for the motion picture remake. It’s the new Dodge Challenger SRT 392, and Harvey Schwartz delivers the goods for LA Car.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Premium

AUTO REVIEW—No, they’re not all high. Long before Colorado legalized marijuana, Subaru has been the most popular car in that state (for that matter, also in Maine, Washington, and Connecticut). The entire line has all-wheel drive, and the quality and reliability of its products are well-known. Harvey Schwartz reviews one of the most popular of this popular line, the 2015 Imprea 2.0 Premium.

DANCING WITH THE STARS
2015 Mazda3 S 5-Door Grand Touring

AUTO REVIEW—Editor-at-Large Doug Stokes gives the Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring a 10 out of 10 in the category of…Dance. That puts it in some pretty star-studded territory—except that the Mazda can be had for just a tad more than the proverbial plug nickel. It’s all about the balance. Stokes explains why this one can dance with the stars.

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