Ford F250 Platinum review

  Initial Impression I like… big… TRUCKS & I cannot lie. Everything about this Ford F250 Platinum seems exceptional. …Except making right-hand turns in tight parking lots lol. But seriously, Ford does trucks very well… and they overlook NOTHING in this premium 77k Ford F250 Platinum model. I know a lot of y’all say you’d rather “Push your Chevy than drive a Ford.” Well… as you wish. One Week Later  The new Ford F250 Platinum’s aluminum body allows Ford to save significant weight on the overall vehicle (300+lbs), WHILE simultaneously adding strength to parts that matter – like the...

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2018 Lexus LC500h Review

Words:  Yousef Alvi     Photographer:  Jonathan Walker   Model:  Oana Dimulescu    Stylist: Anastasia Adelita TL;DR:  It’s as pretty as Mike Sanders and performs just as well.  Buy it. Let’s just say you developed an ingenious hybrid system that gives you V8 levels of power with 4 cylinder like gas efficiency.  Would you put in a massive 3 row SUV and sell trillions of them per month?  Or put it in a gorgeous 2 door sports car and instead sell hundreds per month?  Well if you’re greedy you would the former…if you care about performance you would do the latter. ...

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2017 Honda Pilot Review

First Impression: Okay folks by now you probably realize I’m the anti 3 row crossover guy.  But I’m not completely delusional…I know no matter how much I scream into the heavens, there will be people who want a crossover.  For those people I present to you the 2017 Honda Pilot.  It’s pretty much a Honda Odyssey with AWD and less space.  Here is the thing though…this thing is still massive.  Which means you can actually fit humans in all three rows AND have space for their cargo.  I’m not too keen on the styling..but let’s see if it grows...

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2017 Dodge Ram Review

First Impression: This is a Storm Trooper amongst pickup trucks.  The Dodge Ram Night Package we have in our tester looks down right menacing.  The interior is squishy in all the right places and looks great.  The rotary gear shifter doesn’t belong in a truck unfortunately.  In a Pacifica yes, maybe even a Charger but in a truck you want move a singular large piece of ‘something’ with purpose.  I don’t know maybe it will grow on me in a few days.  Even though it’s missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay…UConnect is still brilliant.  The 2017 Dodge Ram also...

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2017 Civic Si vs Type R Comparison

Si Sedan (100% stock) Initial Impression Well – I’m not as stoked as I hoped to be. All the social media chatter set the bar real high on this one. And admittedly, I expected a lot… maybe too much. But on first drive, the power is ‘ok’, but it won’t knock your socks off. The suspension is real good in Sport Mode, I’ll give it that! The clutch/transmission is numb. The flywheel feels too heavy. And the car is ugly everywhere behind the front doors. There’s almost nothing visually exciting on the 4-door that makes it stand out as...

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited Review

First thoughts: Wow this 2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited in Dune looks freaking great!  Compared to the Chevy Colorado the Tacoma exudes machismo and grit in spades.  Now on to the bad.  Why can’t I fit in this damn thing??  Am I just dis-proportioned?  Nope it’s the seats.  They only offer two real adjustments…forward and back, then the backrest.  That’s it.  The seat doesn’t adjust vertically which can make long legged people like myself uncomfortable.   Okay on to the initial drive!  Y no power?  Seriously this truck has no power down low at all. One week later: I love this...

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