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Category Archives: Automobile Reviews
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
Tweet 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 S – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda Throwback Review of the 2006-2009 Volkswagen Rabbit No one should underestimate the power of a Volkswagen. Not just in mere horsepower or presence on … Continue reading
Tweet 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Platinum Crew Cab – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty In the pickup business, a half-ton full-sized pickup is what consumers and … Continue reading
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
Tweet 2017 Lexus RC F – All Photos by Randy Stern We automotive journalists are supposed to be unbiased. The same goes for anyone who covers the automotive industry in any capacity. I try to be unbiased when it comes … Continue reading
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
Tweet 2017 Toyota Corolla XSE – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2017 Toyota Corolla Every time I get a Toyota Corolla to work with, it bears repeating the importance this single car has … Continue reading
Tweet 2007 Mitsubishi Galant ES sedan – Photo by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2007 Mitsubishi Galant When is a sedan just a sedan? When do you realize that you cannot drive something so mundane … Continue reading
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