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Category Archives: Quickies
TweetWhy was everyone mad at a groundhog? Did we not get the spring we wanted? And, what a spring. Lots of good things happening on the V&R front. Except for the fact that I was working on items for everyone … Continue reading
TweetWe’ve got some catching up to do… It is not that I have been neglecting to publish reviews on this site. I have been working through several vehicles for other publications. In those instances, I have to adhere to a … Continue reading
TweetLet’s play a game of “rental car roulette!” Let me explain a bit of history before we dive into this game. In the time prior to receiving vehicles from the OEMs for the reviews you have read on this site, … Continue reading
Tweet 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC – All Photos by Randy Stern Just like the rest of the industry, Mercedes-Benz has committed themselves to selling SUVs and crossovers alongside their famous sedans, coupes, and cabriolets. It took them a while … Continue reading
Tweet 2018 Nissan Leaf SL – All Photos by Randy Stern Whenever I hear or see a Tesla, I go into Jan Brady mode. Because it is all about Elon Musk’s automotive enterprise, really. Just like Marcia is to Jan. … Continue reading
Tweet 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 Big Horn – All Photos by Randy Stern I once considered the Ram 1500 as the best pickup sold in this country – period. Two things happened. First, a rash of quality issues … Continue reading
Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern The summer may be turning its hottest corner, but that does not mean there’s no cooling down of content. In this batch “As Published Elsewhere” Quickies reviews, the selection of vehicles turn towards the … Continue reading
Tweet 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD – All Photos by randy Stern A few years ago, I attended the media drive for the current Hyundai Tucson. The company knew it had to grow its SUV/crossover lineup in order to compete … Continue reading
Tweet 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate – All Photos by Randy Stern Remember those fun-to-drive and relatively affordable little sports cars? We had a lot back in my day. They ranged from very small roadsters – such as the MG … Continue reading
Tweet 2018 Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge – All Photos by Randy Stern The one theme I wanted to explore at the 2018 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally was to explore the idea of luxury and prestige further. I left … Continue reading