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2007 Dodge Caliber

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Let’s get one thing perfectly clear.  When Honda says small car, it means Fit.  When Dodge says small car, it’s talking Caliber, a car that’s about 18 inches longer, 2.5 inches wider and as...

2007 Nissan Maxima SE

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Since it’s introduction in 1981 the Maxima has been the flagship of Nissan’s sedan fleet.  With a strong emphasis on sportiness, it’s no surprise that the Maxima has been referred to as Nis...

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...

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid–Penny Wise and Not Fuelish

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              Nobody asked me, but . . . In setting out to reinvent the Camry, the best-selling car in America for eight of the past nine years, Toyota engineers and designers did something they have never do...

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...

2007 Volkswagen Eos

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Nobody asked me, but . . . If you’ve ever lusted after a convertible, but shied away from this fun-in-the-sun body style because of environmental issues such as snow, ice and rain (think New England) or theft and bre...

2007 Volvo S80–A Problem and a Dilemma

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                Nobody asked me, but . . .  Volvo has a problem . . . and a dilemma. The Swedish car company, now owned by Ford, recently introduced a new S80 model. The previous S80 was a nice car. But this ...

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

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Nobody asked me, but . . . It’s gonna come up at some point anyway so let’s deal with the hyperbole surrounding the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid right now.  Here’s what Chevy says: “First example of GM’s two-mode ...

2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

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Nobody asked me, but . . . I knew I was in trouble two seconds after I finished organizing all the material I had been gathering on Chrysler’s fifth-generation minivan: The stack of paper was about two inches high, a...

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...