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2017 Texas Auto Show: Towing in the Lap of Luxury
2017 Ram Laramie Longhorn Southfork at the Texas Auto Show

While the world’s most famous auto shows transform themselves into “mobility exhibitions” where automakers restyle themselves as purveyors of a robotic dystopian future, the newly renamed Texas Auto Show explores what wonderment may be created when gas prices are low and the economy is strong. Largesse to excess defines Texas for many, and the State Fair of Texas — home…

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Opinion: I'm Now Optimistic About Automotive Electrification

We all know the automotive industry is on the cusp of seismic change. It seems almost daily another automaker announces plans to electrify its entire lineup, or a nation state announces plans to ultimately ban combustion engines from vehicles in some various form. As an enthusiast, the news is often disappointing; bellwether signs of impending doom, it seems. However, my…

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Frankfurt Motor Show Preview

Auto show season is nigh upon us, with the annual Frankfurt Motor Show first up. This year's Frankfurt show is expected to symbolize the sweeping changes currently taking place in the auto industry, such as electrification and automation. As is usually the case with this particular show, most of the headline reveals have already been, well, revealed. The lineup thus…

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First Drive: 2018 GMC Terrain

PITTSBURGH – The GMC brand is hot; SUVs are hot; compact SUVs are even hotter. At nearly three million strong, the compact SUV market is booming and getting crowded with a slew of new products. One such product is the redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain, which is trying its best to stand out from the crowd with a “layered” design theme…

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Cadillac Needs To Stop Obsessing Over The Germans

It's been going on for nearly two decades now. Ever since the development of the original CTS sedan and the Sigma rear-wheel-drive architecture, Cadillac has been obsessed with emulating the Germans. Producing the pinnacle of sedans has proven three times over now to be Cadillac's downfall; the crux of their myopia. Before we take a look back, let's look at…

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Three Years Later: Chevrolet Volt Livin'

The first-generation Chevrolet Volt will always have a special place with me. In late 2010 it was the first media drive I ever attended. Here we are nearly seven years later and the car that served as a conduit to my automotive career path still plays a big role in my life. I've spent three years now driving a first-generation…

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It's Summertime, Here's Some Car Wash Tips

Aside from running five or more miles every evening, one of my avenues of stress relief is to hand-wash my vehicle. Over the years it has become a Sunday ritual when the erratic Kansas weather cooperates. Between the habitual nature of my car washing and the fact most of the vehicles I've owned have been black, I've learned a few…

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Why I Bought A Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

Had someone told me a year ago I’d be buying a Mercedes-Benz product, I would have just laughed. Despite what my General Motors-only vehicle history suggests, I’m not actually brand-loyal when it comes to vehicles. The GM thing stems largely from familiarity; buying GM became a routine. It also helped that each time I purchased one I generally made out…

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2017 New York Auto Show Preview

While it feels like it just started, the 2017 auto show season is nearly over already. Just ahead of Easter, the New York show always serves are the final hooray before the dead summer months. This year the industry appears to be going out with somewhat of a bang as the roster for this year's show is fairly decked. That…

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