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Review: Morgan 3 Wheeler
A love of driving… Distilled


Four wheels can be fun, and two wheels seem adventurous. Somewhere in the middle lies the Morgan 3 Wheeler. It’s essentially a bathtub connected to an X-Wedge S&S motor and a triumvirate of wheels. Inside the cockpit is a pair of quilted leather seats, a wooden steering wheel, a gear shift lever, and a few gauges set alongside a starter button.

It’s a simple recipe… Yet when it’s all stirred together it created one of the most entertaining vehicles on the entire planet.

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First Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
No longer an attempt at luxury, but now the real thing

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When the first Genesis was introduced to the planet in 2009, most of the world scoffed at the idea of a luxury vehicle wearing a Hyundai badge. Still, the car has performed alright, and it does a decent job at playing pretend luxury sedan. There were a few areas, however, where it fell a bit flat. The driving dynamics were mediocre, and the seats were far from luxurious.

Now though, it appears we’re ready for round two of the Genesis story. No, I’m not talking about Phil Collins trying to get the band back together, but rather Hyundai turning its upscale four-door into a true contender. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is here, and it’s not stuck in the Land of Confusion (Whoooaaaa ooooooh).

It’s now a real luxury sedan, and it’s time that Germany and Japan ought to pay attention to it.

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First Drive: 2015 Audi A3 Sedan
Drop the base…


Don’t call it a base-level car.

While, that sounds harsh… I’m not here to tell you to do anything, of course. What I mean to say is that, after spending a bit of time with the newest compact sedan from Audi, I feel like calling it an entry-level machine is selling it a bit short. This is the 2015 Audi A3, and it might be hiding a bit more bang for your buck than you think.

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Video Review: 2014 Audi SQ5
Are crossovers finally becoming enjoyable?


The Audi S badge… on a crossover? That is something that just shouldn’t be. Or so I thought, as I slid into the drivers seat of the 2014 Audi SQ5. We’re dealing with a grocery hauler, not something made for hauling… ahem. Still, it’s certainly dressed for the part, and it’s packing decent heat under the hood.

Let’s give this thing a shot and see what happens. Kamil already drove one and I liked it, so maybe I will as well.

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Video Review: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Prettier in person


When the first images appeared of the all new Jeep Cherokee, the Internet threw up in its mouth a little bit. Initial reactions to the front end were… less than kind. After spending a week with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, however, my opinion has softened considerably. In fact, in Trailhawk guise, I think it’s a rather handsome machine.

Is it actually capable though?

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First Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
The same song, still sounds pretty sweet

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The more things change, the more the stay the same, right? That is how that particular saying goes, and it’s one that could easily be applied to the new 2015 Subaru WRX STI. The lines of the body have changed, the interior has received a few upgrades, and the only body style being offered is the sedan. Still, under the hood sits the familiar 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder engine, there’s a large wing out back, and the upgraded interior will not be confused with that of a luxury car.

So is the newest STI just a refreshed all-wheel-drive burble monkey? Sort of… but in a delightful way.

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Video Review: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
‘Murica’s sports car… goes global

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It’s been a long time coming…

The idea of a true American sports car has been laughed at by the rest of the planet. Even Latvia chuckles when we say that we can make a car go around corners well. The Germans give us a gentle chuckle and a pat on the back. Japan reminds us that a sports car is supposed to go in multiple directions. Even the United Kingdom, which has relegated its sports cars to luxury duty (built in India) smiles and gives us a sarcastic thumbs up, when we say that we can build a real-deal sports car.

You know what?

F*$k ‘em all… the C7 Corvette is ready to set the world on fire.

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Video Review: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
The Grandest of Tourers


That face. Those eyes. Those hips.

I could, of course, be referring to a beautiful woman. I’m not. Instead, I’m closing my eyes and picturing a beautiful car. It’s the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, and it’s $300,000 worth of proof that art doesn’t need to be stationary.

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Video Review: 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse
A snarling farewell to Lambo’s long term supercar


The asphalt is darker than usual. It’s been spitting down moisture from the sky off and on for most of the morning. My breath flows visibly away from me like a foggy ghost retreating into the ether, and feet suddenly long for warm sandy beaches. This isn’t the ideal day to be driving a $275,000 a screaming supercar that wears paint seemingly crafted from the sun itself.

Still, if I had to pick a day to thrash a Lamborghini Gallardo it would be any day that the Earth chooses to continue revolving around the sun. You could throw a tornado into the mix… but the tornado would have to catch up to me first.

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Video Review: 2013 Lexus GX 460
A business suit that can be covered in mud


Around the world, a vehicle called the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is the go-to machine for areas that require traversing less than hospitable paths and roads. It’s a tough truck that can go almost anywhere. In fact, the UN regularly relies on the Prado to help its members reach every nook and cranny of the globe.

Sounds like a pretty sweet ride, right? Too bad we don’t have that in the States…

Allow me to introduce you to the other side of the 2013 Lexus GX 460.

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