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MPG Crossover Cruise

Story and photos by Glenn Oyoung One of the most time-consuming parts of our job here at LA Car is scheduling cars for our staff to review. Despite the best…

Story and photos by Glenn Oyoung

One of the most time-consuming parts of our job here at LA Car is scheduling cars for our staff to review. Despite the best efforts of our OEM friends and the dedication of their vehicle logistics partners, it can be cumbersome to get the keys to a car we want to try in a timeframe that works for our schedule – let alone three.

With that in mind, we were grateful to see the invitation from the Motor Press Guild (MPG for short – by the way best acronym ever for a trade group) to their first-ever “Crossover Cruise,” an event where we could show up and get behind the wheel of three vehicles all in the same day.

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Chevy’s Bolt EV: 10 things to know about the first long-range, affordable electric car

Story and pictures by Roy Nakano It’s been almost two years since the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV yanked the mantle from the Tesla Model 3 as the first affordable long-range…

Story and pictures by Roy Nakano

It’s been almost two years since the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV yanked the mantle from the Tesla Model 3 as the first affordable long-range electric car stage. While the $35,000 version of the Model 3 finally arrived, delivery is still a pretty elusive.

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Enclave Avenir [av.niʁ]

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir Like most of my vehicle reviews lately, my stint with the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir begins at LAX. With a 10-hour flight behind me, and an…

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

Like most of my vehicle reviews lately, my stint with the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir begins at LAX. With a 10-hour flight behind me, and an almost two-hour trek through LA traffic in front of me, I made my way through customs and immigration, picked up my suitcase and made my way out to the shuttle area. This is the only time I have flown from Scandinavia to Los Angeles and traded a warm, sunny Stockholm for a (relatively) cold and wet LA. Sweden was experiencing an unusually warm May, and Southern California was in the midst of a weirdly cool and wet mid-May.

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Dog Eat Dog, Rover vs. Rover

The time has come to ask the big question, is new-new better, or does new-old school rule the day? In this case, is it the Land Rover Velar that gets the…

The time has come to ask the big question, is new-new better, or does new-old school rule the day? In this case, is it the Land Rover Velar that gets the public salivating? Or, would the E.C.D. RRC cause buyers to yank out their wallets? One thing’s for sure, it’s a dog eat dog world and let the best SUV survive!

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If Looks Could Sting: 2018 Kia Stinger GT1

Apparently, not all thrill rides are attached to steel tracks in amusement parks. My need for speed is satisfied in spades by the car I’m currently road testing. It’s a spacious,…

Apparently, not all thrill rides are attached to steel tracks in amusement parks. My need for speed is satisfied in spades by the car I’m currently road testing. It’s a spacious, powerful head turner and, believe it or not, it’s a Kia. The 2018 Kia Stinger GT1 is quickly putting a smile on my face. I enjoy driving to begin with but put me in a car with good looks and plenty of power under the hood and I’m a very happy guy.

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Future Perfect – Lexus LC500h

I can usually tell how I’m going to approach a review I feel the moment I schedule the return. When it was time to hand over the keys to the…

I can usually tell how I’m going to approach a review I feel the moment I schedule the return. When it was time to hand over the keys to the handlers of the Lexus LC500h, the feeling was one of pure relief.

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