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  • Is the 2022 Golf R’s interior as troubling as everyone says it is?

    Is the 2022 Golf R’s interior as troubling as everyone says it is?

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    It can’t be that bad, can it? How wrong could VW have gotten it? Countless reviews said the center screen and HVAC situation was abysmal, but that must have been an exaggeration for entertainment’s sake, right? These were the questions swirling in my mind prior to taking delivery of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R press […]

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  • 2022 BMW M5 Competition: Ultimate Driving Missile

    2022 BMW M5 Competition: Ultimate Driving Missile

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    Nothing says BMW like the M5. Sure, the M3 is the enthusiast choice, but match prestige with driving preciousness and luxury appointments, and the M5 stands on a pedestal all its own. But there was a gap when other cars overtook the BMW as the top-tier choice for speedy executive travel. Has the 2022 BMW […]

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  • The 2022 Escalade Sport is Cadillac embracing its extravagance

    The 2022 Escalade Sport is Cadillac embracing its extravagance

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    Amidst a flurry of life mayhem I spent a week with the 2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport. Having grown up in a household consisting solely of GM vehicles (Tahoes, mainly) the Escalade stood atop the pedestal of what luxury meant, a symbol of making the financial leap from Chevy to wealthy. Years on, the Escalade still […]

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  • The Hyundai Veloster N is the modern hot hatch, perfected

    The Hyundai Veloster N is the modern hot hatch, perfected

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    The Hyundai Veloster N is officially dead; long live the Veloster N. Another traditional car sadly sees its end in the age of the ever-prominent crossover. The news hadn’t yet become public when the black car seen here was loaned to me for a week, but what takes place behind closed doors happens on a […]

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  • Review: The 2022 Kia Forte GT is Neither Grand nor a Tourer

    Review: The 2022 Kia Forte GT is Neither Grand nor a Tourer

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    As much as the general automotive media doesn’t want you to believe it, automakers are still pumping out a wide selection of enthusiast-minded, relatively inexpensive daily drivers that aren’t outright sports cars. Take, for example, the new Honda Civic Si, the Hyundai Elantra N and Veloster N, the Subaru WRX, and so on. Kia, Hyundai’s […]

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  • 2022 BMW M440i Gran Coupe Review: Grand touring snow bunny

    2022 BMW M440i Gran Coupe Review: Grand touring snow bunny

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    No automotive design choice in recent memory has been more controversial than that of BMW’s enlarging kidney grille. From what was once understated and attractive to today’s swollen, nose-consuming nostrils, the styling has been discussed endlessly which, if nothing else, was good for marketing and press. I’m one of those who cowered in fear at […]

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  • 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Review: The perfect sports sedan’s Viking funeral

    2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Review: The perfect sports sedan’s Viking funeral

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    Sometimes within the first mile of driving a car you know that it’s spectacular. The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is one of those cars. As one of the final two gas-powered heavy-hitters from the brand (the other being the sinister CT5-V Blackwing) the CT4-V Blackwing has a lot resting on its shoulders. So it was […]

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  • The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is a perfectly imperfect 550 horsepower laugh-inducer

    The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is a perfectly imperfect 550 horsepower laugh-inducer

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    “A Jaguar SUV? You gotta be shittin’ me!” the bystander proclaimed upon approaching the F-Pace SVR that I had just exited. Ten years ago it would have been blasphemy; in fairness, to some it still is. But luxury and speed have evolved since the days of the Jags everyone remembers and loves, and now we […]

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  • 2022 Kia Stinger GT2 V6 AWD promises plenty and delivers most of it

    2022 Kia Stinger GT2 V6 AWD promises plenty and delivers most of it

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    It’s amazing that the Kia Stinger even exists. It was a moonshot when it debuted and rumors had it dying for the 2022 model year instead of being refreshed. And here we are, thankful Kia is still selling a rear-wheel-drive (or AWD) hatchback-touting sedan that pays homage to the Audi A7/S7 while leaning heavily on […]

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  • In Pictures: Caffeine & Carburetors, 09/12/2021

    In Pictures: Caffeine & Carburetors, 09/12/2021

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    Caffeine & Carburetors is always a spectacular show. The event encompasses almost the entirety of downtown New Cannan, CT with the Sunday morning affair bringing out some of the Northeast’s finest vehicles. There’s seemingly something for everyone: Vintage race cars, off-roaders, modern exotics, JDM dream-machines, and everything in-between. After a brief stretch off thanks to […]

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