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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

Review Notes: 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac (4.6L V8 / 5 Speed Automatic) Strengths Fantastic ride, artful interior Weaknesses Fuel economy, limited cargo capacity EPA Fuel Mileage 14 city, 20highway The Final Word Ford delivers a pint-sized quad-cab with dashing good looks and excellent road manners       So you’ve decided that you want a pickup truck but you …

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2005 Toyota RAV4 SUV

Review Notes: Toyota RAV4 All Wheel Drive Personality Fun, peppy, small SUV Above Average: Spirited city driving just feels good Needs Work In: Dealing with weight in the back; rear passenger space EPA gas mileage 22 city, 27 highway Reviewer David Zatz   Some cars take a while to grow on you, and some seem great at first but grow …

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2007 Jeep Compass

  Review Notes: 2006 Jeep Compass AWD (2.4 / CVT) Personality Entry level SUV Unusual features CVT, 115V AC outlet Above Average: Fuel economy, interior layout, comfy seats Needs Work In: Off road capibility, rear visibility EPA gas mileage 23 city, 26 highway       OK, let’s get this out of the way up front… The 2007 Jeep Compass …

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4 Tips for finding a car or truck

Ask Around When you want to find a good car, it is never a bad idea to check with the people around you. You may have a neighbor or a friend that is either looking to get rid of their car or knows somebody with something to sell. Make sure that you ask the right questions and don’t act too …

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

  Review Notes: 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 (6.1 / 5 Speed Manumatic) Strengths Acceleration, features for the price Weaknesses Fuel economy, stiff ride EPA Fuel Mileage 12 city, 15 highway The Final Word Supercar acceleration, SUV grip, and a DVD entertainment system for the kiddies – What more could you want?       Power corrupts, and absolute power …

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2005 Land Rover LR3

NEWS: LAND ROVER ADDS THE POWERFUL, ALL-NEW LR3 TO ITS 2005 MODEL YEAR LINE-UP The introduction of an all-new model from Land Rover is big news, since it has only happened nine times in the company’s 56-year history. The launch of the new LR3 is that much more significant, as it’s the first new vehicle developed entirely under Ford Motor …

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2005 Kia Sportage

Introduced a decade ago, the Kia Sportage was the Korean manufacturer’s second style available in the American market. It had its supporters and critics, and it eventually became the company’s bestseller. Three years ago, however, when Kia was in the midst of severe financial difficulties, the Sportage was discontinued. But behold, the Sportage is back, having undergone a vast makeover. …

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2006 Jeep Commander

Soccer moms and adventure tour guides everywhere can now rejoice in unison – Jeep is finally releasing a seven passenger SUV! As a company that makes it’s living by selling SUV’s – two thirds of its entire product line are– Jeep needed a third-row offering to stay in the game, and they needed it bad. We are happy to announce …

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2004 Subaru Forester Turbo 4X4

Review Notes: Subaru Forester Turbo – Automatic Personality Civilized medium-sized SUV with punch Quirks Child seat attachment, some controls, shifter Unusual features Advanced all-drive system; WRX engine Above Average: Speed, abiltiy to handle bad weather Needs Work In: Cleaning up quirks   Take a Subaru Impreza – a capable rally car with all wheel drive and a tough, torquey boxer …

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The ’06 Suzuki Grand Vitara is all new and offers sleek new styling, a larger and more powerful standard V6 engine, safety features that include six standard airbags and Electronic Stability Program® (ESP)¹ (including traction control). The new Grand Vitara is longer and wider than the previous model and offers increased interior space for driver and passenger comfort. In addition …

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