The BMW Steptronic Transmission—Best of Both Worlds

For drivers who are passionate about performance, there has long been a compromise when choosing between a manual and an automatic transmission. Sure, a manual gearbox offers more control under those conditions when you need it, but an automatic gives you the flexibility of letting the car decide the shift times when necessary—like during your […]

2021 Volkswagen Mk8 GTI – The Good, The Bad, and The Disappointing

After almost a half decade of the Mk7 generation, which is arguably the most popular hot hatch ever, the time for Volkswagen to move on has arrived. Before we hop right into this, not all the details for the US spec 2021 VW GTI has been released, however we know enough that both excites and … Continue reading “2021 Volkswagen Mk8 GTI – The Good, The Bad, and The Disappointing”

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How Long You Should Wait After Repair to Wash Your Car

After having bodywork completed on your vehicle, it’s customary to wait to wash it. Though the recommendations vary depending on the body shop and the services you received, the general reasoning is the same. Doing so too early can jeopardize the health and performance of the paint. Why Waiting Matters There are different opinions regarding […]

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Electric Car Charging Stations Near NYC, Long Island, and Tri-state Area Plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric cars may be relatively new, but there are public charging stations where you can give your car some juice. Many of these charging stations are located near shopping centers, restaurants, parking lots and other public places. There are three […]

2020 Subaru Legacy Touring XT – The Turbo Has Returned!

It’s undeniable that throughout the decades, Subaru has carved a niche for themselves by offering an entire lineup of AWD vehicles. From the affordable Impreza to the three row Ascent, the Japanese manufacturer is the go-to brand for consumers living in the Northeast and other regions of the United States where winter travel can be … Continue reading “2020 Subaru Legacy Touring XT – The Turbo Has Returned!”

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2020 Ford Explorer Limited – The Trim For Buyers On A Budget

Recently we got our hands on the all new 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum, loaded with almost every available option, V6 engine, heated and ventilated front seats, and power folding third row seats. There is no doubt that the changes Ford made to the Explorer are significant improvements from last generation, particularly for the interior. However, … Continue reading “2020 Ford Explorer Limited – The Trim For Buyers On A Budget”

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Certified Pre-Owned and Clean CarFax Can Be Deceptive

Buying a car, whether brand new or used can be a very exciting time, especially if you’re a young consumer buying your first ever vehicle. What should be a stress-free and easy purchase, if you’ve already decided on the car that suits you best, usually ends up being a long, drawn out process. The used … Continue reading “Certified Pre-Owned and Clean CarFax Can Be Deceptive”

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Making Sense of the All New 2020 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 – Is Downsizing Good?

Letting the dust settle a bit before jumping in on the news of the Cadillac CT4 and CT5, I wanted to rationalize and understand why GM decided to downsize in more ways than one. When Cadillac unveiled both models, I thought a few people in the car community were going have mental breakdowns after the … Continue reading “Making Sense of the All New 2020 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 – Is Downsizing Good?”

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2020 Jeep Gladiator – The Pickup No One Understands, Except For Jeep Lovers

“It’s a Jeep thing, you wouldn’t understand”. This is a statement that’s become a tagline and basically a way of life for Jeep owners, as the culture that surrounds these vehicles is something not many of us truly understand. We’re well aware of the stereotypes out there that describe these unique owners and their community, … Continue reading “2020 Jeep Gladiator – The Pickup No One Understands, Except For Jeep Lovers”

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2019 Mazda3 Hatchback AWD – A Legitimate Subaru Impreza Competitor?

If you were in the market to purchase an AWD hatchback under $30k in the past, your only option was the Subaru Impreza. A car that for years seemed adequate enough to meet the demands of consumers in colder climates, now faces new competition that offers more than just year round practicality. The 2019 Mazda3 … Continue reading “2019 Mazda3 Hatchback AWD – A Legitimate Subaru Impreza Competitor?”

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2020 Toyota Corolla – The Compact Sedan That Will Keep the Segment Alive

It’s almost becoming a redundant statement when people say, “crossovers are taking over the automotive industry”. The truth always hurts, especially if you’re a car enthusiast. However, Toyota has continued to produce and improve the family sedans in their lineup, and with the 2020 Corolla, the compact car segment might still be showing signs of … Continue reading “2020 Toyota Corolla – The Compact Sedan That Will Keep the Segment Alive”

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2020 BMW M340i – The Ultimate Driving Machine We’ve Waited For

It’s no secret that BMW owners were disappointed with the F30 3 Series generation almost immediately after they arrived at dealerships. The successor to the beloved E90/E92 generation just couldn’t live up to the legacy of the cars that came before it. There was a lack of driving engagement and feedback, BMW decided for the … Continue reading “2020 BMW M340i – The Ultimate Driving Machine We’ve Waited For”

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Saying Goodbye to the Ford Fusion – Ford’s Best Selling Sedan This Decade

Models come and go all the time, but very rarely do high volume sellers get cut from automotive brands’ lineups, and yet that’s exactly what’s happened to the Ford Fusion. In response to increasing consumer demand for crossovers, Ford became the first manufacturer to make the bold move to primarily sell SUV’s, getting rid of … Continue reading “Saying Goodbye to the Ford Fusion – Ford’s Best Selling Sedan This Decade”

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Maserati GranTurismo – Soul, Passion, and Everything In-Between

It’s very rare to stumble upon a car that captivates so many, but is often so unappreciated that to some extent it gets forgotten. When you think of the Maserati GranTurismo, it’s quite possible that their notorious depreciation to absurdly affordable prices will be your first thought. For some of you, it’s style, sophistication, class, … Continue reading “Maserati GranTurismo – Soul, Passion, and Everything In-Between”

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Peugeot Making A Return To The US By 2023?

If you’re a millennial who took no interest in cars, never played GranTurismo, or watched Top Gear, your initial reaction is probably, “What is a Peugeot”. For the rest of us, I think there’s quite a lot of excitement for the French brand and its return to the Unites States. Peugeot hasn’t sold a car … Continue reading “Peugeot Making A Return To The US By 2023?”

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The 2020 Ford Escape – A Game Changer In The Crossover Segment?

It’s almost becoming a cliche to say that crossovers are taking over the automotive world, but unfortunately it’s the reality we’re living in. For manufacturers, differentiating themselves from rival brands is crucial if they want to control a segment that shows no sign of slowing down in growth heading into next decade. Last year Toyota … Continue reading “The 2020 Ford Escape – A Game Changer In The Crossover Segment?”

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2019 Mercedes Benz A-Class – A Compact Sedan In A Crossover World

Right before the beginning of the economic recession in 2008, the age of full size SUV’s was coming to an end as gas prices were high and the speculation of some lean times coming on the horizon forced consumers to think more practical. Car brands, seeing the direction of consumer behavior in the automotive market, … Continue reading “2019 Mercedes Benz A-Class – A Compact Sedan In A Crossover World”

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Car Dealership News In The Boston Area

Over the last few months some dealerships have closed, moved, or plan on opening sometime in 2019. Having searched around, I couldn’t find any news for some companies that either closed or exchanged ownership, so here’s a post summarizing what has transpired over the last 3-4 months. New Alfa Romeo and Maserati Dealership Set To … Continue reading “Car Dealership News In The Boston Area”

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How To Lease a Used Car

When it comes to car leasing, most people just assume that it has to be a new car lease. After all, the whole idea is to keep trading up your vehicle as quickly and easily as possible so that you always have a reliable and different vehicle at your fingertips. But there’s no reason why […]

All New Redesigned BMW X4

As one of the most advanced and efficient automakers on the planet, BMW never passes up an opportunity to take its vehicles to the next level. This commitment to innovation and improvement is on display with the redesigned X4. Long celebrated for its sleek, sporty appearance and smooth handling, this sport activity coupe now has […]