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2011 Buick Regal CXL: Changing Perceptions

2011 Buick Regal CXL: Changing Perceptions

What you see is what you get. There is no riddle to figuring out what this European inspired vehicle is to American culture or what it is stimulated to do for early adapters of the domestic brand. Sporty, trendy, modern and pretty fun to drive were my initial thoughts. Awestruck was my initial reaction when […]

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2011 Jaguar XJ Test Drive

2011 Jaguar XJ Test Drive

  2011 Jaguar XJ Test Drive “The soul of the XJ is feminine but the pulse is masculine.” Performance in the XJ and XJL models stem from a 5.0-liter 385-horsepower naturally aspirated V8 with 0-60 mph in 5.4 secs. The XJ Supercharged and XJL have a 5.0-liter 470-horsepower supercharged V8 with 0-60 mph in 4.9 […]

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2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Porsche Cayenne

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/AR S and Turbo Revised.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] 2011 Porsche Cayenne Porsche’s latest piece of machinery is as capable as any we have witnessed in quite some time. The ability to crawl up and down muddy slopes, over rough terrain and through streams of water is one testament. To […]

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Art can captivate audiences– so does the 2011 Infiniti QX

Art can captivate audiences– so does the 2011 Infiniti QX

  Looking at this steel 5800 pound full size SUV, you could think that this is another vehicle that drives like a truck, handles like a tractor trailer, and is difficult to drive. But you would be wrong! The 2011 Infiniti QX separates itself from its previous model and others in its class through a […]

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2011 BMW ALPINA B7

2011 BMW ALPINA B7

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/BMWAlpinaB7_final.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] 2011 BMW ALPINA B7 Imagine throwing a BMW 7 Series around curves at high speeds as if it were an M5. Well, that’s exactly what we did with the new BMW ALPINA B7, the fourth generation of ALPINA vehicles based on the 7 Series. Its […]

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2010 Hyundai Tucson: Straightforward Pragmatism

2010 Hyundai Tucson: Straightforward Pragmatism

DETROIT – Although it had what Hyundai called a fluidic sculpture design, the 2010 Tucson utility vehicle was about as straightforward as they come. Still, the slick design shrouded the pragmatic approach. The 2010 Tucson was designed in the Korean automaker’s German design center. It had muscular bulges around the wheel wells, Hyundai hexagonal grille, […]

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2011 Ford Fiesta: Game Changer

2011 Ford Fiesta: Game Changer

SAN FRANCISCO – When gasoline prices shot up last year, Ford promised that it would start selling some of its fuel sipping European cars here. Well, the 2011 Ford Fiesta that goes on sale this summer is the first of the bunch. The Fiesta which has been on sale in Europe is a subcompact car […]

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