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2006 Honda Ridgeline

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Nobody asked me but . . . Honda is a late-comer to the pickup ranks and, Honda being Honda, it’s no surprise that the 2006 Ridgeline is as different in the truck segment as the Acura RL is in the luxury car market.

Honda CR-V, VW Tiguan and Chevy Equinox Compact Crossover Comparo

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            Nobody asked me, but . . . If you are in the market for a compact crossover, there are several to choose from. This comparison places the traditional ...

2007 Saturn Aura

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Nobody asked me, but . . . If 7-UP can call itself the Uncola, then I have every right to refer to the Saturn Aura as the UnCamry.  While they both seek the same audience—buyers of midsize sedans—they are, as the Bri...

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS with RS Package

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Nobody asked me but . . . If you want proof that the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS is not your dad’s Camaro, you need look no farther than a few brief specs: Year 2010 1967 Model Camaro 2SS w/RS pkg Camaro...

Miscellaneous Rumblings

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Nobody asked me, but . . . When I was at Road & Track magazine, I wrote a column called Miscellaneous Ramblings.  That column subsequently disappeared from the pages of the magazine, but I am still around writing...

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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Nobody asked me, but . . . If you are beetling around southern California any time between October 1 and two hours before the first practice for the Long Beach Grand Prix (DBA Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach),...

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

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While GM is busy playing games with Washington politicians and the UAW, Chevrolet is attempting to get back into the product game with a new compact Equinox crossover. According to Chevy, 10 percent of the industry is the compact crossover segment. And what’s not to like? These vehicles offer the economy . . .

2014 Kia Forte EX

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Nobody asked me, but . . . What we have here is a grown-up Kia.  A 2014 Kia Forte EX, grown-up in style, comfort, convenience and feature content, but still decidedly pre-adolescent in size.  Meaning it compete...

2008 Ford Fusion SE

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Nobody asked me but . . . I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials. A bunch of average Jacks and Jills are zooming around a handling course laid out with pylons. In the background are either Road & Track or Car a...

Dear RSW:

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Nobody asked me, but . . . This column is long overdue . . . but hopefully not overdone.  It results from a growing frustration with current automotive design trends and culminates in two days spent viewing the lates...