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  • 30 Mar 2017 3:55 PM | Mary Welch


    The Mazda CX-9 fills a void in the market place — a spacious, three-row car that can carry kids, dogs, groceries, and junk and still have a cool factor to it. Not off the charts cool, but enough that people don’t automatically ask you about your kids and your knee operation.

    In other words, it offers a terrific driving experience with all of the practical necessities of lugging a well-lived life. Again, the Mazda really does meld a sporty ride, which the essence of the Mazda brand, with a family vehicle. It’s a large cross-over that offers better-than-average fuel efficiency with all the bells and whistles and spaced needed for most families.

    http://www.thecrier.net/our_columnists/article_802d66b2-133d-11e7-9df8-e3b4a5cf45b1.html

  • 18 Mar 2017 4:21 PM | Mary Welch

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    Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:35 pm

    By Mary Welch | 0 comments

    Buick’s latest advertising campaign is to take unsuspecting consumers and let them check out the look, affordability and performance of a car that — surprise — turns out of be a Buick. The company almost protests too much. After several good years of respectable cars and reviews, consumers should realize that Buick offers a line of well-built, affordable, high-in-its-class, competitive cars. Those who think the Buick was their grandma’s cars need to get on the Nehru jackets, love beads and go-go boots.

    The 2017 LaCrosse was redesigned to offer full-size sedan customers an all-new design, sophisticated technologies and a more responsive performance that matches its competitors — and then some. With a 3.6L V-6 VVT engine with direct injection and an eight-speed automatic transmissions, the LaCrosse delivers 310 horsepower with 282 lb-ft of torque and a very comfortable, serene yet feisty ride.


  • 16 Mar 2017 11:39 AM | Mary Welch

    By Mary Welch For The Crier | 1 comment

    It’s always a happy feeling entering a Hyundai. You open the door and welcoming music starts, you settle into your seat confident that you will have a smooth, fast and totally satisfying ride. To paraphrase Mary Poppins, riding a Hyundai 2015 Genesis RWD 3.8 is practically perfect in every way.

    ‏When one reads the Genesis’ rap sheet, it looks great on paper. Its standard features are among the best in the business, including: vehicle stability management system, heated dual power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators, leather seating with heated front seats, Bluetooth hands-Free phone system and three year complimentary Sirius XM Travel Link. The car’s V6, 8-speed automatic transmission puts out a quite suitable 311 horsepower. It offers an EPA estimate of combined 22 miles per gallon on rear window drive; 19 mph for all-wheel drive. With a 20.3 gallon fuel tank capacity, the fuel bills runs to about $2,400 annually.

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  • 10 Mar 2017 6:11 PM | Christopher Lawrence (Administrator)

    AutoAcademics doesn't typically get Audi vehicles for review, yet we finally got our hands on one - a 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro with the Prestige package. M.S.R.P. - $66,770.

    Take a look!

  • 08 Mar 2017 1:54 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

     While we usually report on automobiles and trends in the industry, we don't often discuss what cars can do--take us from one place to another. Bumper2Bumpertv recently participated in a three city tour of the northeast sponsored by Toyota that focused on the historic contributions of African Americans.

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  • 08 Mar 2017 1:52 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

     It can claim the distinction of being one of the first All Wheel Drive platforms that was extremely reliable. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the Subaru Legacy which has stepped up its game.

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  • 08 Mar 2017 1:49 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

    Is it a minivan? Is it a SUV? Is it a crossover? Bumper2Bumpertv has a second look at the Honda Pilot to figure out what the vehicle can really do.

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  • 26 Feb 2017 9:19 AM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

        Hybrid vehicles are a fact of life these days and Honda is trying to take things up a notch with the Accord sedan version of this technology.

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  • 18 Feb 2017 4:18 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

    Volkswagen is the worlds largest automaker and one model is a sales leader for the brand. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at the Golf Hatchback that is liked in a lot of places.

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  • 18 Feb 2017 1:22 PM | Mary Welch


    The Fiat 124 Spider is intriguing. It has a style that instantly gives a big wow and then draws you in as you keep surveying it and kicking the tires. Several friends noted it looked like a Mazda Miata but it’s leaner, longer and has a bit more tertesterone in it. The elongated front evoked a Corvette. The feel-the-road experience allows you the thrill of remembering every sports car that you’ve had the privilege to drive. In other words, it’s fun, seductive, wild and the least expensive of all its competitors.

    I guess what we’re saying is, give the Fiat 124 Spider a chance. It will fulfill many of your sports car fantasies at a very realistic and do-able price of $24,995. We drove the Lusso, which starts at $27,496; ours had a few extras through brought the price up to $31,335.

    http://www.thecrier.net/our_columnists/in_my_opinion/article_4bbd2a26-f186-11e6-9479-cf53f4d778af.html

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