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Review: 2016 Ford Focus Elevates the Daily Drive

  Overview (Letter Grade after 8 Categories: B Minus) Last year, we road tested the high performance 2015 Ford Focus ST five door hatchback with its aggressive…

Review: 2016 Hyundai Accent is Superior to Newer Rivals

  Written by James Hamel Overview (Letter Grade after 8 Categories: B-) : The subcompact Hyundai Accent enters its final model year before a redesign with just…

Review: 2016 Ram 1500 Pick-up Has Options To Suit Anyone

  Overview (Letter Grade after 8 Categories: B+) For our one-week full in-depth test we sampled a 2016 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Crew Cab 4×4 with the new…

Review: 2016 Honda Accord is Roomy, Affordable and Efficient

  Overview (Overall Grade after 8 Categories: A-) We couldn’t remove the stupid grin on our face as we approached the turn to head home where we…

Review: 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is Expertly Engineered

Overview (Overall Grade after 8 Categories: B+) Yes, we all know that Volkswagen is embroiled in a worldwide scandal known as “Dieselgate” due to their cheating during…

7 Best New Cars For Teen Drivers At The 2015 LA Auto Show

Written by James Hamel As a parent of a teenage driver, you understand the pressure that your kids put you under to let them grow up faster…

Review: 2016 Kia Forte is an Above Average Compact Car in a Field of Superstars

Overview (Grade after 8 Categories: C+) For 2016 the Forte remains available in either sedan form, as a two door Koup or as a Volkswagen Golf rivaling…

Review: 2015 Camry Went Extra Mile with Extensive Redesign

Overview (Overall Grade after 8 Categories: A -) The Toyota Camry family sedan was heavily revised for the 2015 model year with over 1,000 changes made meaning…

The Eight Best Manual Transmission Equipped Vehicles under $35,000

Written by James Hamel Introduction We have zero doubt in our minds that the 2016 Mazda Miata would have been vying for the best manual gearbox overall…

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