‘19 GENESIS G70: BUILDING A BETTER LEXUS!

‘19 GENESIS G70: BUILDING A BETTER LEXUS!
Hyundai's luxury car division goes mainstream with its brand new midsize G70. Road Test Editor Howard Walker tries it for size. If Phil Collins is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Genesis, maybe you haven't bought a luxury sedan lately. While the wrinkly Genesis drummer should make a perfect target-buyer for a high-luxe $72,000 Genesis G90 flagship, I'm guessing Bentleys and Rollers are more his thing these days. It was the fancy G90, along with the BMW 5-Series s...
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‘18 JAGUAR XF SPORTBRAKE: WAGONS HO!

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Sporty station wagons are hot right now, and none more smokin' hot than Jaguar's XF fast hauler, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. While America's unbridled love affair with tall-riding crossovers shows no signs of cooling, enthusiasts are chanting the praises of a new, admittedly tiny, crop of luxury lifestyle wagons on offer. Yep, you heard that right; the return of Uncle Waldo's station wagon, though thankfully without the faux-wood sides. The latest to join the ranks is Jaguar's sleek a...
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‘18 VW GOLF GTI: RED HOT POCKET ROCKET!

‘18 VW GOLF GTI: RED HOT POCKET ROCKET!
With more power and added equipment, the original hot hatchback just keeps getting better, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Imagine, for a sweet second, you could ride up front on Space Mountain, grab some imaginary wheel and steer through all those twists and turns. That’s kinda what it feels like to pilot VW’s latest Golf GTI Pocket Rocket through a snaky stretch of backroad. The squirrel-like way it changes direction, the laser-precision of its helm, the light-switch action of its gearsh...
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2018 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE: A STAR IS BORN!

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Aston Martin's glorious new DB11 Volante is simply the best luxury convertible in the world, raves Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Look, look, a shooting star. It's the second I've spotted in just the last half-hour. Well, I think it's a shooting star. Might just be a Delta 737 on its way to Atlanta. Over there, that's definitely Orion's Belt. Or is it the Big Dipper? Always get them mixed up. But there's the Milky Way. And that shiny bright-white star close to the moon? Has to be Venus! This i...
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2019 CULLINAN – THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF SUVS!

2019 CULLINAN - THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF SUVS!
Named after the world's biggest diamond, this super-luxe 2019 Cullinan 4x4 is Rolls' new off-roading gem. Road Test Editor Howard Walker picks his jaw up off the floor. Four words I thought I'd never hear in the same sentence: A Rolls-Royce SUV! But the $325,000 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is here and ready to tackle the great outdoors. Or at least the nearest polo field gravel parking lot. Since the launch of the Bentley Bentayga and the fanciest Range Rover Autobiography models before it, lu...
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PONY EXPRESS: ‘18 MUSTANG GT 5.0!

PONY EXPRESS: ‘18 MUSTANG GT 5.0!
Ford's latest stallion packs an impressive 460-horsepower kick. Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes it for a ride. Come on, sing it after me: "Mustang Sally, think you better slow your Mustang down". Easier said than done. These days it's kinda tough to slow down Ford's latest Mustang GT 5.0. Not with a new, uprated 460-horse 5.0-liter V8 under its mile-long hood. Right now, sales of most fun-to-drive coupes are flatter than a Kansas parking lot. But the Mustang bucks the trend and continu...
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’18 BMW 430i CAB: FUN IN THE FLORIDA SUN!

'18 BMW 430i CAB: FUN IN THE FLORIDA SUN!
BMW sharpens-up its classic four-seat hardtop cabriolet; Road Test Editor Howard Walker breaks out the SPF30! You have to love a car that's painted an awesome shade of what BMW so creatively calls Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic. Snapper Rocks. I've wracked my brain to fathom just how the bluey-aqua color adorning the latest ‘18 BMW 430i convertible I've been driving, has anything to do with rocking snappers. But I'm at a loss. "Snapper Rocks down by the docks, just waiting for the hook. Snap...
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ALFA ROMEO STELVIO: SUV FOR THE S-CURVES!

ALFA ROMEO STELVIO: SUV FOR THE S-CURVES!
While Alfa's sporty Stelvio may be late to the SUV party, its lively performance and spirited handling has huge appeal, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Who doesn't adore Italy? All that pizza and pasta, the vino Chianti, the gelato. Ah, the gelato. I could live on Stracciatella. And all those swanky fashionista labels. Gucci and Armani, Fendi and Missoni. Want to sound more interesting in life? Just add an “i” to the end of your name. Walkeri? Maybe not! A huge part of the appeal of ow...
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’17 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S: THE EVERYDAY SUPERCAR!

Porsche continues to evolve its iconic 911 with a new turbocharged engine that adds power and sophistication, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. If you love cars, no really love cars; if you love the thrill of being swept forward on a tsunami of acceleration; love twirling a steering wheel so precise and responsive in its action it could be hard-wired into your gray-matter; love sitting in a driver’s seat that fits you tighter than a pair of Spanx, then you need to drive a Porsche 911. ...
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‘17 FIAT 124 SPIDER: CLASSICAL GAS!

It’s what happens when you take a Mazda Miata and add a little Italian brio, blogs Road Test Editor, Howard Walker. Ready for a little Italian conversation class? Start by repeating after me: Bella piccolo macchina. Now say it with feeling, and maybe with an Italian-style shrug of the shoulders and upturned palms. The literal translation is ‘beautiful little machine’. And it’s also exactly how you’d describe Fiat’s new magnifico 124 Spider two-seater. Bella indeed. You might have heard about...
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