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BMW iDrive

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Nobody asked me but . . . Is there a BMW owner out there who really understands and—more importantly—likes iDrive? I remember the first time I ran into iDrive. It was at the Detroit auto show. After listening to a 5-...

2007 Toyota Yaris Liftback

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Nobody asked me, but . . . There are very few arrows in Toyota’s quiver that haven’t found the mark, but the Echo, introduced in 2000, was one of them.  As an attempt to appeal to a youthful audience, the homely, ung...

2006 Lexus RX 400h

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Nobody asked me, but . . . The Lexus RX 330 is the best-selling luxury SUV on the market.  Not only does it carry the lowest emissions rating in the segment, it is also the highest mileage luxury sport utility vehicl...

Volvo V50 T5 AWD

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Nobody asked me,but . . . There are only two words that adequately describe the new 2005 Volvo V50: total transformation.  It starts with a great new platform that provides Audi-like solidity and sportiness, continue...

2005 Mini Cooper Sidebar

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Why Cooper?  Add a John at the beginning and a Works at the end and you have your answer.  Since the 1940s, John Cooper Works has produced celebrated racing cars, notably the front-engine C...

2005 Mini Cooper

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Nobody aske me, but . . . More Fun than a Cooper full of  . . . Here are some factoids to ponder about the Mini Cooper S.  True or False:  It’s the most fun you can have sitting down.  It’s the sedan answer to the ...

2005 Ford Mustang

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Except for the retro late-Sixties styling—some people love it, I happen to think it looks too Sixty-ish—there is very little else not to like about the all-new 2005 Mustang.  It has class...

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

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Nobody asked me, but . . . As an acknowledged and unabashed punmeister, I got an enormous chuckle out of Ford’s description of the 2005 Escape Hybrid: “Escape charges [my bolding] into the 2005 model year with a fres...

2004 Toyota Prius

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Repeat after me: “The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle and does not have to be plugged in.” Once again, “The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle and absolutely never ever has to be plugged in ...

Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

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Nobody asked me, but . . . The Mazdaspeed Miata is right off the auto show circuit and got one of the first drives in this hot, hot, hot convertible sports car. What’s not to love about the Miata, the...

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