My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo

Prior to the rebranding of V&R, I would write up reviews of vehicles I rented. That way, I can wrap my head around how to approach each vehicle and evaluate it. It meant putting it through its paces and letting it live with me for the tasks each vehicle had to do.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

The Lexus RX – the original luxury crossover. And, still going strong. I could end the story there. But, it keeps on coming back to this website. For good reason, mind you. It is what people with better incomes
buy or lease.

Travelogue: Putting In The Work…On The Road

When you think of overlanding, you're probably thinking off-roading with onboard camping equipment and some extreme equipment made for maximum adventure and exploration. It is a new level of the art of going off the tarmac and finding trouble – maybe.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Lexus LS 500h

The story of the Lexus LS has been told many times on this website. The previous generation model was considered soft, smooth, and quiet – everything I hoped for in a flagship sedan. This was a standard in which was born from Cadillacs, Lincolns, and Imperials in the 1960s. The two LS 460s I had worked with exemplified what I expected from a car of its stature and elegance.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum

The Ford Expedition challenged the large SUV market with its aluminum body construction and a stronger, more durable 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. The result is a lighter offering that simply laughed at the trio from General Motors – the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, and GMC Yukon. Not to mention being superior to anyone else wanting to play in the large SUV space.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

While the noise and hoopla centered on those two three-row mid-size SUVs, we cannot forget that Hyundai also produces a lineup of fantastic SUVs. Especially the one that sits just below the Palisade, the Santa Fe.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid

Ford may not have been the first to occupy the compact SUV
segment, but they have sold more than enough of them to keep it within our
conscious.

Since its debut twenty years ago, Ford sold 4.27 million
Escapes in the USA alone. You may find many of those still on the road.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep is no exception. They have almost 80 years of experience of off-roading and winning wars. Their reputation for making rugged vehicles that can do anything you want is why it is the most valuable brand among several at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Subaru Legacy

It affirms Subaru's reputation of creating vehicles based on a standard horizontally-opposed engine and an all-wheel-drive platform for most (except for the BRZ) of their vehicles to be driven on. It also affirms how Subaru has leveraged the massive popularity of the Outback wagon (OK, crossover) as a cornerstone of everything they do – sort of.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

For the past decade or so, we have been inundated with full-sized half-ton pickup trucks that have been heart of the North American automotive industry. While there is nothing wrong with that observation, we often forget that there are other classes of pickups – both larger and smaller than the run-of-the-mill, profit-making beasts we're completely used to.