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BMW X6 xDrive50i

BMW X6 xDrive50i

Hey there Mr./Ms. Unique Person. You deserve a unique car. Sports sedans are a dime a dozen these days. Luxury crossovers aren’t far behind. Perhaps an SAC is what you’re looking for. Want one? You’ll have to shop at a BMW store because at the moment, the only way to get one is to buy [...]

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Nissan LEAF Prices Released. Math Skills Required.

Nissan LEAF Prices Released.  Math Skills Required.

Nissan released pricing for the LEAF electric car today. Got your calculators ready? MSRP is $32,780 MSRP but that means little. Lop off the $7,500 federal tax credit and it drops to $25,280. But wait, there’s more (or is that less?). Different state and local incentives that may lower the [...]

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2011 Toyota Sienna Limited

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited

True utility for those happy to admit they have a family
By Tom Voelk
To understand that cars are as much about fashion as they are transportation, one only has to look at the minivan.  Back when Chrysler unveiled Caravan and Voyager in the early 80’s they couldn’t make enough of them.  Hot as blue jeans in [...]

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Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

 A link to the Drive XC6o video review on YouTube is at the end of this review.
Selling cars these days is brutal.  Put the economy aside for a moment.  Style, utility and high quality don’t impress like before because everyone builds great product.  Vehicles last longer.  More and more brands have appeared.  They’re competing for [...]

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Bentley Continental Supersports

Bentley Continental Supersports

Chances are you will never lay eyes on a Bentley Continental Supersports.   It’s produced in very small numbers.  Ironic, because in a word it’s about more.  More exclusive than an already rare standard Continental GT.  More cylinders than two Toyota Corollas.  More money too (but you probably figured that one out by now).  The economy [...]

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Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab

Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab

The most popular vehicles in America are not cars, they’re pickups.  Ford F150 and Chevy Silverado have the #1 and 2 slots nailed down.  Taking the bronze in truck sales is… no, not Toyota Tundra.   It’s Dodge Ram.  Their new model keeps the aggressive look but adds sophistication, if not subtlety.  There’s enough chrome on [...]

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Nissan cube SL

Nissan cube SL

If you weren’t on an automotive website chances are you’d think the phrase “cube Mobile Device” described a cell phone.  Maybe a gadget from a Transformers movie.  It’s not.  It’s a car… or perhaps a clubhouse.
After 10 years of strong sales in Japan, Nissan has brought this automobile/dorm room/conversation piece to the US.  The cube (no capitol [...]

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2010 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD

2010 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD

Think back to high school.  Remember that awkward looking classmate that came back from summer break an Abercrombie and Fitch model?  That pretty much sums up the 2010 Hyundai Tucson.  The outgoing version was virtually invisible, blending into traffic so successfully you’d swear it was penned by the team that dreamed up camouflage.
Those who prefer [...]

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2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Americans began their love affair with SUVs back in the early 90s.  Alas, a new romance often means someone’s being jilted.   In this case it was Subaru.  Sure they had plenty of all-wheel drive vehicles but in the way of sedans and station wagons.  Buyers, as they say in the relationship scene, were just not [...]

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Hi Folks. Welcome to Driven.

Hi Folks.  Welcome to Driven.

First an apology.  This website should have been up years ago.  Subscribers to the Drive podcast deserve a better website experience than has been offered up in the past.  Driven Car Reviews is my chance to right that wrong.  Right now we’re in beta so keep that in mind.
When the TV station I work for [...]

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2010 Audi A4 Premium Plus

2010 Audi A4 Premium Plus

Automakers dream of creating vehicles that people can identify from 50 paces.  This can go horribly wrong (I’m talking to you Pontiac Aztek).  Audi has always done it right with the stylish A4. Naming all its competitors would eat up valuable space and time but the short list includes BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class.  [...]

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Cadillac SRX 3.0L Premium

Cadillac SRX 3.0L Premium

Cadillac sharply refocuses on the crossover segment
By Tom Voelk

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