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The RAM 1500 Longhorn EcoDiesel – sets the bar for style, comfort and capability

SEATTLE, WA — If there’s one thing we know about truck lovers, it’s that we know they cannot tolerate wussy trucks. They want style, power, towing capacity, durability — a truck that makes their lives easier. The latest RAM 1500 Longhorn is that truck. Powertrain: Our test model featured the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel. This powerful ...

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Video Review: 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

BUFFALO, NY — The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is one of the reasons why mid-sized trucks are super popular right now. They give you the best of a daily driver and a weekend warrior vehicle and still allow you to help your buddy move a big screen TV. The off-road usage competition is fierce from ...

Corvette, Car Coach, Lauren Fix, auto review

Should I Buy a New 2020 Corvette? The Car Coach responds

The redefined Chevrolet Corvette Stingray just won the 2020 North American Car of the Year award, earning the mid-engine masterpiece earning the top spot in Corvette’s history. Chevy’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette represents the fastest, most powerful entry-level Corvette in the vehicle’s 66-year history, reaching 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds when equipped with the Z51 ...

Road Tested: 2020 Lexus RX 450h AWD F SPORT

SEATTLE — If the wheel isn’t broken, why fix it? That seems to be Lexus’ philosophy when it comes to its best selling RX SUV line. Sure, there have been minor tweaks here and there over the past few years, but there’s really not much they need to tweak at this point. This 2020 RX ...

Is your car your Valentine? | 7 signs that you’re in love with it

BUFFALO, NY – When the love you have for your car goes way beyond the normal bond between man or woman and their machine. Sure, you might have fooled your spouse, but you can’t fool your car friends — you’re madly in love with your car. With Valentine’s Day, are you worried you’ve become too ...

The 2020 Volvo XC40 — is packed with safety, luxury, and performance features.

BUFFALO, NY — The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover with seating for five. Three trim levels are available: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. The Momentum comes respectably equipped with luxury and safety features. Upgrading to the R-Design costs a bit more and adds exterior styling enhancements and additional luxury features, while the Inscription ...

The 2019 Mazda 6 Signature beckons you with style, power and finesse

NAPA, CA – If you have been reading CDN’s auto reviews for a while, you’d know that we’re generally fans of the current line-up from Mazda. It’s the only Japanese automaker who hasn’t succumbed to using CVT, has a great design team and builds vehicles that drive well. The 2019 6 Signature is no exception. ...

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Review

SEATTLE — If there’s one area that Toyota has undisputed expertise in, is hybrid vehicles. They were one of the early pioneers of hybrid technology. With its 2020 Camry Hybrid XLE, Toyota offers some refinement, great fuel economy and decent performance. There are a couple of viable competitors now that have stormed this market segment ...

The 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country is one of the best wagons available

SEATTLE — Even though consumers are gravitating towards SUVs in ever-increasing numbers, there are some great reasons to consider a wagon. They drive more like a sedan and offer much of the same cargo area as their larger counterparts. Models like the Subaru Outback stepped up the ante with more ground clearance. Thanks to Volvo’s ...

UK will now ban new gas, diesel and hybrid Cars in 2035

BUFFALO, NY — The United Kingdom government has moved its target to ban all new gas (petrol), diesel and hybrid car sales forward by five years, to 2035. The move means that the last date you’ll be able to buy a brand new internal combustion-powered car in this England is just 15 years away. CLICK ...

Car Coach Coronavirus

Car Coach Reports: Could Coronavirus Stall Autos?

BUFFALO, NY — Auto sales in China have already fallen for 2 years in a row now, and even before the Coronavirus outbreak, we expected another decline in 2020. How are auto manufacturers weathering this storm and do they have any contingency plans for shifting manufacturing elsewhere? Could the Coronavirus stall auto sales? The impact ...