2015 Nissan Versa Note SR

With an alphabet soup’s worth of automobile names, numbers, and letters, Nissan’s Versa pretty much says what it is…..a really versatile little fella’. The “Note” is the 5-door hatch version of the Versa….and compared to […]



2015 Subaru Outback Premium

Most of ya’ll… least most of ya’ll over 40 probably remember Volvo…right? Maker of rather boxy, but solid, safe and reliable family haulers for decades. Well….Volvo’s off reinventing themselves as a sexier and higher-performance vehicle…..and […]



2015 Acura TLX 2.4

Acura’s TLX 2.4 is their bargain baby of the line….and a real performer, too. What’s a TLX? It’s Acura’s all-new sport / luxury / technology-laden 5-passenger sedan…a bit bigger and bolder than the previous TSX. […]



2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

Congratulations. You’ve got 80 or 90 large, and you’re in the market for a 5-passenger sedan. Four or five names probably readily come to mind…and they all have their merits. Let me suggest that one […]



2015 Ford Expedition Platinum

Got Navigator taste on a Ford budget….or have you just got some serious work or play on your agenda? Whatever’s on your plate, Ford’s re-designed 2015 Expedition is probably up to the job. The Expedition […]


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Prices At The Pump: “Expect Them To Climb Fairly Steadily”

We’ve enjoyed falling gasoline prices for months, but nothing good lasts forever right? Senior petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski says the national average price of gasoline has already increased by 5 cents per gallon from $2.06 […]



Gas Price Slide “Has Indeed Come To A Halt”

Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99 a gallon, according to the gasoline price website Driving between Roswell and Canton Sunday, I saw […]



2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 SEL Premium

If I needed a car that looked like it cost more than it did….to ferry important clients around…..or simply needed a big, roomy family car that could easily tote 5 plus all their stuff, I’d […]



2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In

“Fill-Ups” for Free! I’ve seen ‘em….I’m sure you’ve seen ‘em by now, too….usually Nissan Leafs…in the up-front parking spaces….seemingly self-righteously, perhaps ;)….. plugged into their free electric docking stations. Well, now you can park your […]



2015 Lincoln Navigator 4X4

The “Nav” is Lincoln’s classic, upright, leather-everywhere big box on wheels. It’s also one of the most composed and isolated vehicles I’ve driven. Not detached. Isolated. In a good way. Quiet, competent and capable. The […]