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Road Tested: 2016 Lexus IS350 F-Sport

SAN FRANCISCO — July 28, 2016 — The mid-priced, compact sport sedan market is as heated as ever and among one of the finer sedans in this segment is the latest Lexus IS350. With competition from Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti and Mercedes, the engineers at Lexus need to be on their toes more so than ...

Road tested: 2016 Audi TTS

SAN FRANCISCO – July 15, 2016 — Let’s forget for a moment that the TTS looks like a “chick car” or that it’s rather smallish interior may be a bit too cramped for guys 6’1” or taller. Let’s forget that it’s built on the same platform as the Volkswagen Golf – back up a second, ...

Road tested: 2016 KIA Optima SX-L

SACRAMENTO — May 14, 2016 — Like many auto journalists, I’ve been a fan of what KIA has done over the past 5 years or so to not only turn around its brand identity but also churn out head-turning autos. Out of all of the sedans, the Optima – since its redesign nearly 5 years ...

Road tested: 2016 Nissan 370z Nismo

SEATTLE, March 9, 2016 — The Z car has been a staple Nissan brand for decades now. My first memory of one was riding around in a 1976 Datsun 280z – there was something very fun about this car. It wasn’t the fastest sports car around nor the best handling but for the money was ...

Road tested: 2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe

SEATTLE, September, 16, 2015 — Any car that falls under the branding of “The World’s Ultimate Driving Machine” had better deliver a top-notch driving experience – and with its 428i Gran Coupe, BMW tries to do that for around the $40,000 mark. In a rather interesting use of the word “coupe,” this car is actually ...

Road tested: 2015 KIA Sedona SXL

SEATTLE, September 11, 2015 — It’s not a stretch to say that the minivan market has greatly evolved over the past several years and the latest Sedona looks to offer customers a lot of value. Like most “land-yachts” there’s a ton of room inside for both passengers and cargo, all in an easy-to-drive, comfortable minivan. ...

The Wicked + The Divine – Pop and online culture converge in comic form

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2015  – The Wicked + the Divine fantasy comic book series was created by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie a little over a year ago, being published monthly by Image Comics. The series is largely influenced by pop music and various mythological deities. With the Wicked + the Divine issue #13, Gillen and Lotay ...

Review: 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer GT

SEATTLE, December 4th, 2014 — The Lancer has been a great seller for Mitsubishi and that’s because it has some good things going for it, an all-wheel-drive option being not the least of them.  This compact sports sedan has garnered a loyal following over the years, thanks in part to the EVO and Ralliart models. Needless ...

Behold the new 2014 Mazda 6 – one formidable sedan to consider

San Francisco, October 21, 2014 — The car market is very competitive and extremely emulous, the Koreans upped the ante with the new Hyundai Sonata & the Kia Optima, followed by the Japanese with new models such as the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.  Not long thereafter, Ford released its just-minted Ford Fusion, Lincoln with its MKZ and Chevy ...

Chevy’s 2014 Silverado High Country has comfort and capability

SEATTLE – June 19, 2014 – Without question, the battle for full-sized truck supremacy is one of, if not the most, competitive vehicle segments going. Ford has been at the top of the roost for years with its best-selling F-150 series and has had many formidable challengers and this newest from Chevrolet poises quite a threat.  Known ...