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Posts Tagged ‘Sport utility vehicle’

  • Weird Influences: The Movie and TV Cars that Inspired Me

    Weird Influences: The Movie and TV Cars that Inspired Me

    I was like every other kid in the 1970s, in that I was in love with the Bandit’s Trans Am, the Duke boys’ Charger, the Monkees’ Dean Jeffries-modified Monkeemobile, Thomas Magnum’s 308 and Frank Bullitt’s Mustang. But if there was ever a hipster car fan, it was me, and since I consumed more television and ...

  • Quick Look: 2013 Ford Escape

    Oct 3, 12 • Featured, New Cars, NewsComments Off
    Quick Look: 2013 Ford Escape

    The outgoing Ford Escape became a best-seller after its introduction in 2001, but the truth is, I never liked it much. It always felt cheap and thrashy to me, especially on the trip I took to the motorcycle show at the Javitz Center in New York City soon after the vehicle launched. So I wasn’t ...

  • Kia Sportage Wrapup

    Nov 10, 10 • New CarsComments Off
    Kia Sportage Wrapup

      I finished up with Kia’s new Sportage last night, when I had the chance to experience an hour and 45 minutes stuck in traffic. That’s the time when you really get to test the mettle of a car. That kind of time in pokey bumper-to-bumper really brings out a vehicle’s annoying traits. It’s like ...

  • First Impressions: 2011 Kia Sportage EX

    Nov 3, 10 • Commuting, New Cars, News1 Comment
    First Impressions: 2011 Kia Sportage EX

        It’s been a long time since I’ve driven a Kia Sportage. Two generations, in fact. The last one I drove was probably some time around 1999 and I’ll pull no punches here: It was the single biggest pile of crap I ever drove, bar none. With the exception of its price tag, it ...