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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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Throwback Review: Rethinking the Mid-Size American Sedan

Tweet 2007 Saturn Aura XE sedan – Photo by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2008 Saturn Aura Another mid-size sedan…another drive for scrutiny. When I get behind the wheel of a car I would consider … Continue reading

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Throwback Review: Call It What You Will…

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What do you think this particular SUV needs to make it stand out in a crowded market? It’s an odd looking entry, isn’t it?

Perhaps it needs a mask. Nissan created a new preview site for their upcoming GT-R coupe as a play on the multitude of videos posted of their prototypes in action at the Nurburgring. Each one of these testers had a black mask obscuring the front end of each vehicle. Therefore, Nissan dubbed their preview site after the “black mask.” This gives the upcoming supercar a bit of mystery before its official unveiling at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show.

However, the vehicle I’m reviewing needs more than just a black mask. To set the record straight, the vehicle in question is neither a high performance coupe nor a Nissan product.

What the Suzuki XL-7 needed was a paper bag. Continue reading

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Historiography: The American Compact Car

Tweet Ford Falcon – All Photos by Randy Stern By the Fall of 1959, the North American automotive industry came to their senses. The rise of Volkswagen ushered in a period where the domestic automotive industry had to respond to … Continue reading

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