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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Kio Rio safe and affordable

Kio Rio 5 (2006) There are things we take for granted in the 21st century such as changing channels with a remote control, heating up the leftover pizza in the microwave oven and enjoying a telephone in every room....

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Passat goes upscale

Volkswagen Passat (2006) The new Volkswagen Passat is a truly remarkable car. It did not take many miles behind the wheel of the 2006 sedan to come to that conclusion. The completely redesigned mid-sized Passat has all the earmarks...

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Zephyr strikes winning note with young people

Lincoln Zephyr (2006) When Lincoln introduced its entry-level luxury Zephyr sedan at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, officials said they were aiming it at customers as young as 35, about half the age of the typical Town...

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

New Impala takes it up a notch

Chevrolet Impala (2006) We seldom get a car to evaluate in base trim level and with no options. Manufacturers usually send us an example of their top-level vehicle or at least a loaded-up version of a mid-level car. They...