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  • 29 Dec 2016 3:23 PM | Mary Welch

    Mazda CX-5 delivers high-end performance

    Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:33 pm

    By Mary Welch | 0 comments

    Mazda is an intriguing brand. It is solidly in the middle market but its approach is much more of a high-end, high performance car. Mazda’s mantra is that driving matters and that a person should celebrate the drive, not just go from Point A to Point B. Every car, the company says, should be both beautiful and functional. The company even talks about bringing people “joy” with a responsive drive that makes people feel connected.

    And, wouldn’t you know. They did it!

    The Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring front wheel drive is a perfect example. With a starting price around $29,000, the SUV delivers on Mazda promise of fun and performance. The car drives so sharply and nimbly and with so much zest that one truly forgets you’re in a SUV. It handles like a sports car and takes the corners like a pro. It is a blast to drive, something that drivers taking a turn in one of its competitors probably wouldn’t say. The Grand Touring crossover that we drove had front wheel drive, although all-wheel drive is available.

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  • 29 Dec 2016 3:15 PM | Mary Welch

    Honda Touring is a steady ride

    Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 6:26 pm

    By Mary Welch | 0 comments

    A Honda is like a mom. Reliable. Always present. Loyal and always does its best. Notice we didn’t use words like “exciting,” “showy” or “eye-catching.” Of course, sometimes moms surprise us and, with a day at the spa, shopping and new attitude, can come back and make everyone’s jaws drop. Same with the Honda Civic.

    Honda is always on the must-list when looking for a reliable, standard vehicle. But this favorite lost its way a few years ago and wasn’t as competitive as in years past. But, that has changed. Starting in 2014 and continuing on, the Honda Civic has gotten a fully redesigned make-over from top to bottom that has made us turn our heads reminds us why we fell in love with in it the first place.

    We drove the top-of-the-line Civic, the four-wheel drive Touring, which boasts 174 horsepower, 1.5-liter DOHD 16-valve direct injection turbo-changed 4-cylinder engine provides plenty of power and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. Overall, the ride is steady and better than ever. Thick anti-roll bars keep the car steady under all conditions. The chassis handles every curve and bump with confidence.

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  • 22 Dec 2016 5:26 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)


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  • 19 Dec 2016 11:54 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

    The 2017 version of the Nissan Titan can do more than just hold its own in the regular size pickup segment. Bumper2Bumpertv finds it has also grown some more muscle along with a redesign.

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  • 30 Nov 2016 9:52 AM | David Lardner

    Well, I had great fun trying to use as little gasoline as possible driving this very cool car. It's possible that I only used a thimble full.

  • 29 Nov 2016 3:48 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

    The XC60 from Volvo is more than a shrunken down version of the full sized XC90. Bumper2Bumpertv finds it does a lot of things very well in the luxury segment.

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  • 16 Nov 2016 8:27 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

    With a new name of Automobility LA, the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show is changing along with the industry. Bumper2Bumpertv has a look at how the shift to data is going to impact cars now and in the future.

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  • 15 Nov 2016 5:05 PM | Greg Morrison (Administrator)

    The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi offers unique drive train technology in a mid size sedan. But Bumper2Bumpertv also finds the upgrades come with a price.

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  • 12 Nov 2016 9:19 PM | Mary Welch

    Doug Wells is used to big volume dealerships. Good thing. He just took over Nalley Nissan of Atlanta, a 72,000 square foot, $20 million enterprise that is Nissan’s new prototype look and attitude for its dealerships. And he doubled his volume in the first month.

    “My first big volume store was in Atlanta 12 years ago and we went from selling 100 new cars to 400 per month and then I went down to Jacksonville, Florida, and increased our sales about 130 percent. Nissan’s programs are all about volume. As a general manager you have to have your people believe  in you. Then you have to, as a manager, find the motivation for each person. What do they want that will make themselves push harder?”

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