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Quickies: As Published Elsewhere (Part III)

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The summer may be turning its hottest corner, but that does not mean there‚Äôs no cooling down of content. In this batch “As Published Elsewhere” Quickies reviews, the selection of vehicles turn towards the … Continue reading

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Commentary: The New Chevrolet Blazer and The Future of the Crossover/SUV

Tweet You know what they say: “just when you least expect it…” At a private media event in Atlanta, Chevrolet rolled out their latest addition to its lineup of SUVs and crossovers. It was an ongoing rumor that the nameplate … Continue reading

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Quickies: From the 45th Twin Cities Auto Show

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern So, the 45th Twin Cities Auto Show…how was it? In my opinion, it is much better than before. Perhaps the best that I attended since 2005. I saw more engagement with two interactive ride-along … Continue reading

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#VOTY09: …And The Winner Is…

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern When #VOTY09 was awarded, it went through the ringer with another close victory. For the third straight year, it just seems that the #VOTY process got more interesting with winners decided on a mere fraction … Continue reading

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Throwback Review: Another One Bites The Dust

Tweet 2009 Saturn Outlook XE AWD – All photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Throwback Review of the 2009 Saturn Outlook How could I discuss another automotive nameplate being euthanized? How should I honor it? It would depend … Continue reading

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Throwback Review: The Screaming Yellow Zonker

Tweet 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Coupe – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Throwback Review of the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt You know, YouTube is a good place to get material for my writing. For example, I watched … Continue reading

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Thowback Review: That First LaCrosse

Tweet 2005 Buick LaCrosse at the 2004 Chicago Auto Show. Photo by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Throwback Review of the 2005 Buick LaCrosse When you hear someone talk about the “near-luxury market,” which brands do you think of? … Continue reading

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Throwback Review: The Impala Phase

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The Taurus was…the Impala is.

Why the reference to the Ford Taurus? With the exception of the reconstituted Chicago-built Five Hundred, the Taurus was the automotive equivalent to comfort food. Maybe not the last couple of examples of fleet-only afterthoughts, but every Taurus I drove like a comfy old friend bound for adventure.

The only other car that felt that way was the 1995-2000 Chevrolet Lumina. It was also built to gobble miles in pleasing comfort. In my time in Washington, DC, I enjoy my turns in the Lumina without embarrassment. In fact, I love those drives!

What’s left in today’s market? Is there another traditional American sedan that will seat full-sized adults for long periods of time? Is there another car equaling to comfort food for me? Continue reading

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Historiography: The Automobile in Canada

Tweet 1956 Meteor – All Photos by Randy Stern July is a patriotic month for many countries. In particular, the United States of America and Canada. We know about the USA’s contribution to the automobile. This country set the bar … Continue reading

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Throwback Review: That Old Chestnut Called the Pontiac G6

Tweet 2008 Pontiac G6 GT Coupe – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Sometimes, a car will show up during a period of time that would be much to my … Continue reading

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