Duane Pemberton

Duane has been an auto editor for more than a decade. He loves things that move us and help bring us some of the most memorable times in our lives. Cars do that.

Luxury Redefined: A Review of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS580

By Duane Pemberton / April 10, 2024

In the realm of luxury SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz GLS580 stands tall, quite literally and metaphorically. As one of the flagship models of the revered German automaker, the GLS series has always epitomized opulence, comfort, and cutting-edge technology. The 2024 GLS580 continues this tradition with a blend of sophistication, performance, and […]

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Mazda’s 2024 CX-90 S Premium plus offers plenty of power and refinement at a competitive price

By Duane Pemberton / February 27, 2024

Introduction:The 2024 Mazda CX-90 S Premium Plus is the epitome of Mazda’s dedication to blending luxury with performance in the SUV segment. With its sleek design, advanced technology features, and powerful engine options, the CX-90 S Premium Plus offers an exceptional driving experience that is sure to impress even the […]

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Controversial Tesla Cybertruck is a DISASTROUS Vanity Project

By Duane Pemberton / February 13, 2024

The 2024 Cybertruck is possibly the most polarizing and most unique new vehicle on the market today. Sharp edges and acute angles along with an ultra-durable stainless steel exterior make for a truck like none other before it. Look at all the hype on the new cybertruck! They can’t stop […]

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The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo – extra power and extra weight

By Duane Pemberton / January 24, 2024

The 2024 Nissan Z Nismo is a sports car that has been eagerly anticipated by enthusiasts and fans of the iconic Z series. This vehicle is the latest iteration of Nissan’s legendary sports car, and it’s safe to say that it lives up to its legacy. Performance is the centerpiece […]

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The 2023 Genesis G80 Electrified AWD – Elegance, performance and posh

By Duane Pemberton / January 11, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of luxury electric vehicles, the 2023 Genesis G80 Electrified AWD stands out as a paragon of sophistication, performance, and doesn’t require gas. Genesis, the luxury arm of Hyundai, has seamlessly combined cutting-edge technology with opulent design to create a sedan that not only redefines the driving […]

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2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the only PHEV Minivan

By Duane Pemberton / January 4, 2024

The 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid effortlessly strides into the future, seamlessly blending family-oriented practicality with eco-conscious efficiency. This minivan not only caters to the growing demand for hybrid technology but also elevates the driving experience with a myriad of features, making it a standout choice in the hybrid minivan segment. […]

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Driven hard – 2023 Dodge Hornet GT

By Duane Pemberton / December 3, 2023

Dodge, renowned for its muscle cars, introduces a new player to the field with the 2023 Dodge Hornet GT – a compact powerhouse that combines agility with a touch of rebellious spirit. As an extension of the Dodge legacy, the Hornet GT proves that big performance can come in small […]

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The 2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQE offers tons of power and refinement

By Duane Pemberton / November 21, 2023

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQE is an all-electric SUV that delivers a unique combination of luxury, and performance. As part of the Mercedes-Benz EQ brand, the AMG EQE is designed to offer a high-end driving experience that is unmatched by other electric SUVs on the market.  One of the most […]

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2023 Hyundai Elantra HEV Limited: A Sophisticated Hybrid Commuter

By Duane Pemberton / October 30, 2023

2023 Hyundai Elantra HEV Limited: A Sophisticated Hybrid Commuter The automotive industry is ever-evolving, driven by a continuous quest for more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient options. Hyundai has been at the forefront of this movement, consistently providing innovative and efficient vehicles. The 2023 Hyundai Elantra HEV Limited is a testament […]

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GMC’s 2023 Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV combines style, power and comfort – a superb truck

By Duane Pemberton / October 24, 2023

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Crew Cab AT4X AEV is a remarkable truck that combines the ruggedness and power of the Sierra 1500 with the off-road capabilities of the AT4X package and the customization expertise of American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). This truck is designed to be a go-anywhere, do-anything […]

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Alfa Romeo’s Tonale Veloce – Italian pedigree with real-world fuel economy

By Duane Pemberton / October 23, 2023

I recently had the opportunity to test drive the 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce, and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with this car. From its sleek design to its sporty look, this vehicle is truly a sight to behold. The Tonale Veloce is equipped with a plug-in […]

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The 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4XE – off-road fun with added electric functionality

By Duane Pemberton / October 21, 2023

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has long been an icon among off-road enthusiasts, known for its rugged capability and iconic design. Jeep takes this legendary SUV to the next level with its Rubicon 4XE, a plug-in hybrid variant that Jeep hopes to be a game-changer in the world of off-roading. This […]

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 – style, power and EV

By Duane Pemberton / September 24, 2023

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is an exciting addition to the electric vehicle (EV) market, offering a compelling blend of performance, technology, and sustainability. As the flagship model in Hyundai’s Ioniq lineup, it showcases the brand’s commitment to electrification and innovation. In this detailed review, we’ll explore the key aspects […]

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The 2023 Nissan Frontier SV – Midsize Trucking fun

By Duane Pemberton / September 5, 2023

The 2023 Nissan Frontier SV is a midsize pickup truck that has been redesigned with a new look and a host of new features. This truck is perfect for those who need a versatile vehicle that can handle both work and play. One of the standout features of the Frontier […]

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A Rugged Beast on and off the Road: 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD ZR2 Bison

By Duane Pemberton / August 27, 2023

The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 4WD ZR2 Bison stands as a testament to Chevrolet’s commitment to producing rugged, capable, and dependable trucks. This review delves into the key features, performance, design, technology, and overall driving experience of this impressive off-road variant. The ZR2 Bison variant takes the already imposing Silverado […]

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Subaru continues offering value with the 2024 Crosstrek

By Duane Pemberton / August 10, 2023

The 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Limited is a true testament to Subaru’s commitment to crafting vehicles that seamlessly merge performance, versatility, and cutting-edge technology. As a proud addition to the Subaru lineup, the Crosstrek Limited exhibits a myriad of upgrades and refinements that elevate it above its predecessors. In this comprehensive […]

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Unleashing Performance and Elegance: The 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn

By Duane Pemberton / August 9, 2023

The automotive world has witnessed the evolution of iconic models over the years, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI has consistently been at the forefront of this evolution. In 2023, Volkswagen unveils the latest iteration of the Golf GTI – the 2.0T Autobahn. This review delves into the performance, design, technology, […]

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Elevating Efficiency and Elegance: The 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

By Duane Pemberton / August 9, 2023

In the evolving landscape of hybrid vehicles, the 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring emerges as a promising contender, embodying a harmonious blend of sophisticated design, advanced technology, and eco-conscious engineering. As Honda continues to refine its hybrid technology, the Accord Hybrid Touring stands as a testament to the brand’s commitment […]

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Power and Elegance: The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC is on-point

By Duane Pemberton / July 24, 2023

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC is a luxurious midsize SUV that brings together the best of German engineering, cutting-edge technology, and a comfortable driving experience. As one of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship models, it comes loaded with a plethora of features and advancements that make it a compelling choice for those […]

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Mitsubishi’s 2023 Outlander PHEV – a solid value

By Duane Pemberton / July 13, 2023

The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a highly sought-after SUV that has been making waves in the automotive industry. This car comes with a number of new features that make it stand out from other hybrid cars in the market. One of the most notable features of the 2023 Outlander […]

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Car Coach Tips: Finding A First-Class Auto Transport Company

By Duane Pemberton / July 9, 2023

Dynamic Auto Movers has established itself as a reliable and reputable car logistics company, offering a range of professional transportation services. With their strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and commitment to ensuring the safe and secure transportation of vehicles, they have garnered a positive reputation in the transport industry. One […]

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VW Impresses with its 2023 Arteon 2.0T SE R-Line

By Duane Pemberton / July 7, 2023

The 2023 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE R-Line is a stylish and sporty sedan that offers a combination of luxury, performance, and practicality. With its sleek design, powerful engine, and well-appointed interior, the Arteon aims to provide a premium driving experience. Let’s dive into a detailed review of this exciting vehicle. […]

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A Car Expert Offers Tips For Finding A Reliable Mechanic

By Duane Pemberton / July 3, 2023

By Michael Harley, Contributor. Every new car and truck on the road will eventually need a service or a repair. While many new vehicles have their services and repairs covered by the dealer or manufacturer under warranty, owners of older vehicles often face expensive repairs and wonder if they can […]

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Kia continues excellence with the 2023 Telluride SX Prestige

By Duane Pemberton / June 30, 2023

The 2023 KIA Telluride SX Prestige is a premium SUV that combines impressive performance, spaciousness, and a host of advanced features to provide an excellent driving experience. KIA has continued to impress with its Telluride lineup, and the SX Prestige trim takes it to a whole new level. Design:The Telluride […]

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Alfa Romeo ups the ante in the compact SUV market with its 2024 Tonale Veloce EAWD – Preview

By Duane Pemberton / June 29, 2023

The automotive industry is constantly evolving, and Alfa Romeo has once again captured the essence of Italian design and performance with the 2024 Tonale Veloce. Combining stunning aesthetics, advanced hybrid technology, and a luxurious interior, the Tonale Veloce sets a new benchmark for compact SUVs. Alfa Romeo’s design language has […]

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2023 Nissan Ariya the Most Stylish Electric SUV

By Duane Pemberton / June 23, 2023

The automotive industry has seen a surge in electric vehicles, and Nissan, a pioneer in electric mobility with the Leaf, has introduced its latest all-electric SUV, the 2023 Nissan Ariya. This groundbreaking model represents Nissan’s dedication to sustainable, high-performance vehicles. Blending innovative technology with sleek design, the Ariya aims to […]

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Unleashing Power and Performance: The 2023 Genesis GV60 Perfomance EV

By Duane Pemberton / June 19, 2023

Introduction: The 2023 Genesis GV60 is a groundbreaking electric vehicle that combines stunning design with impressive performance. The GV60 showcases cutting-edge technology and exhilarating power, redefining the standards of electric performance in the luxury SUV segment. Electrifying Powertrain: The heart of the 2023 GV60 lies in its electric powertrain, which […]

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Unleashing Style, Efficiency, and Performance: The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE

By Duane Pemberton / June 17, 2023

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE combines the efficiency of a hybrid powertrain with a sporty design and enhanced performance. With its head-turning exterior, luxurious interior, advanced technology, and impressive fuel economy, the RAV4 Hybrid XSE stands out as a top choice in the hybrid SUV segment. In this detailed […]

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The Lexus GX 460 continues to be a solid off-road capable luxury SUV.

By Duane Pemberton / June 13, 2023

The 2023 Lexus GX 460 is a luxury midsize SUV that combines off-road capability with premium features and comfort. It’s a stylish and capable vehicle that offers a smooth and refined driving experience both on and off the road. Here’s a detailed review of the 2023 Lexus GX 460. Design: […]

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2023 Lexus RX 350 | Refined performance, redesigned

By Duane Pemberton / June 12, 2023

The 2023 Lexus RX 350 continues to redefine the midsize luxury SUV segment with its impeccable blend of opulence, advanced technology, and exceptional performance. The RX 350 delivers a striking design, a sumptuous interior, and a powerful engine. The redesign of Lexus’ most popular SUV has paid huge dividends with […]

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Toyota’s 2023 4Runner TRD-Pro shows that it’s still a reliable off-road-worty SUV

By Duane Pemberton / May 30, 2023

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is an off-road-focused SUV that combines rugged capability with impressive performance and a host of specialized features. It is built to handle the most demanding terrains while providing a comfortable and reliable driving experience. Here’s a detailed review of the 2023 Toyota 4Runner TRD […]

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2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club RF – Keeping the pedigree alive

By Duane Pemberton / April 28, 2023

The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club RF is a remarkable convertible that offers an exceptional driving experience. It features a sleek and modern design that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. The retractable hardtop adds to the appeal of this vehicle, providing a quieter and more secure ride […]

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2023 Mercedes Benz EQS 580 – EV Nirvana

By Duane Pemberton / April 24, 2023

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC is an all-electric luxury sedan that offers a combination of cutting-edge technology, exceptional performance, and sleek design. The EQS 580 4MATIC has a low and sleek profile, with a sloping roofline and a long hood. The aerodynamic design features a smooth underbody, a closed […]

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2023 KIA Niro EX – Affordable economy

By Duane Pemberton / April 20, 2023

The 2023 KIA Niro EX is a small crossover SUV that aims to strike the perfect balance between efficiency, practicality, and style. This well-rounded vehicle is perfect for those who are looking for a reliable and economical car that is also fun to drive. Powertrain The Niro EX is powered […]

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2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD-Pro Hybrid – Conquering both on and off-road

By Duane Pemberton / April 19, 2023

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD-Pro Hybrid is a highly anticipated release in the large SUV market. The Sequoia has always been known for its robust and reliable performance, and the addition of a hybrid powertrain and TRD-Pro package takes its performance to the next level. In this review, we’ll take […]

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2023 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus – Performance and Value

By Duane Pemberton / April 19, 2023

The 2023 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus is the latest offering from Mazda, and it promises to be a formidable competitor in the compact SUV segment. With a powerful engine, a luxurious interior, and advanced safety features, the CX-30 Turbo Premium Plus is a vehicle that is designed to meet […]

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The 2023 Infiniti QX60 – Luxury, performance, and style

By Duane Pemberton / April 5, 2023

The 2023 Infiniti QX60 is a luxury SUV that offers a combination of power, performance, and luxury that is sure to impress even the most discerning drivers. This SUV has been completely redesigned for 2023, and it shows in every aspect of the vehicle. The exterior is sleek and modern, […]

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2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss Duramax offers tons of power and features

By Duane Pemberton / April 5, 2023

The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trailboss Duramax is a pickup truck that combines rugged capability with modern technology and comfort. It is designed to handle a variety of challenging driving conditions, from towing heavy loads to navigating off-road terrain. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features that […]

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2023 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Signature – a solid SUV value

By Duane Pemberton / April 4, 2023

The 2023 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Signature is a midsize SUV that offers luxury, performance, and value at an affordable price. It is a popular choice for families and individuals who are looking for a spacious and stylish vehicle that can accommodate their daily needs. The CX-5 Turbo Signature is powered […]

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2022 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 – High style performance

By Duane Pemberton / April 4, 2023

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 is a stunning and powerful convertible that brings together luxury and performance in one sleek package. With a range of cutting-edge features and technologies, this vehicle offers a driving experience that is second to none. Exterior Design The 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 boasts a striking […]

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The 2023 KIA EV6 GT is one fast EV rocket

By Duane Pemberton / April 3, 2023

The 2023 Kia EV6 GT is an all-electric crossover SUV that boasts impressive performance, advanced technology, and a sleek design. As Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle, the EV6 GT is a bold step into the future of mobility and offers an exciting glimpse of what electric vehicles can do. Design […]

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Toyota’s 2023 Sienna Hybrid – the soccer mom van with big fuel savings

By Duane Pemberton / April 3, 2023

The 2023 Toyota Sienna Hybrid is a minivan that offers a combination of practicality, fuel efficiency, and advanced technology features. As a hybrid vehicle, it offers excellent gas mileage and low emissions, making it a popular choice among families who want to reduce their environmental impact. Design The 2023 Toyota […]

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The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali brings beauty and brawn

By Duane Pemberton / April 3, 2023

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is the latest addition to the Sierra lineup, and it boasts a number of improvements and features that make it a top contender in the full-size pickup truck market. With a starting price of $62,195, the Denali is positioned as the top-of-the-line trim level, […]

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2023 Buick Envision Essence continues to please

By Duane Pemberton / April 3, 2023

The 2023 Buick Envision is a compact SUV that combines a stylish exterior, a comfortable and spacious interior, and plenty of standard features to create an attractive package for drivers looking for a versatile and practical vehicle. The Envision competes with other popular SUVs in its class such as the […]

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2023 RAM 2500 HD Rebel Diesel is a working man’s dream truck

By Duane Pemberton / March 14, 2023

Some folks have the need to haul things. Heavy things. These same people likely are towing heavy things. Things so heavy, that a simple half-ton truck won’t suffice. This is where the 2023 RAM 2500 Rebel with the Cummins diesel steps up to the plate. This truck has the new […]

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7 women who changed automotive history and the way we drive

By Duane Pemberton / March 9, 2023

To celebrate, we’re celebrating women whose ideas, tenacity and inventions changed automotive history and the way we drive our cars: Bertha Benz | Brake pads and the first road trip Let’s start with the woman who put automobiles on the map. Bertha Benz was born in 1849 in Germany when […]

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2023 Genesis G90 – full oppulence on display

By Duane Pemberton / March 9, 2023

Genesis’ G90 has been an award-winning car for years now, and for good reason. It offers technology, style and comfort that bely its price when compared to its German and even Japanese luxury competitors. This 2023 E-Supercharged version adds all kinds of power that certain consumers will want.  Powering this […]

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The “Pay Per Mile” Scandal: States are Making You Pay BIG TIME!

By Duane Pemberton / February 19, 2023

More toll roads are coming to your state, be prepared as states begin to convert highway, roads and street into toll lanes. You will have to pay for every mile driven. Governments are trying to tax us in to submission to take mass transit. Who does this really hurt, service […]

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Nissan 2023 Rogue offers roominess, style, and affordability

By Duane Pemberton / February 15, 2023

The Rogue has been one of Nissan’s most popular models since its debut in 2007, and the 2023 model is expected to build on that success with a number of updates and improvements. The 2023 Nissan Rogue has a redesigned exterior that features a more athletic and aggressive look than […]

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The 2022 Toyota Camry XSE AWD offers great value

By Duane Pemberton / February 5, 2023

Toyota’s Camry has been a massive success for the automaker and its 2022 iteration continues the bold, intense look it has had over the past few years. They did away with the looks of it being a “family sedan” and transformed it into something more striking, and youthful. This 2022 […]

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‘There will be NO Cars’ Elimination Of Personal Cars

By Duane Pemberton / February 3, 2023

Recently, global elites and world leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum also know as the WEF, had their annual summit. Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Climate Envoy for Saudi Arabia, said at a recent meeting in Switzerland, “There will be […]

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The 2023 Nissan Z offers great looks and fun driving!

By Duane Pemberton / January 20, 2023

For many auto enthusiasts, the thought of a Nissan Z car harkens to thoughts of decades gone by – back to 1969 for many. It was the year Nissan (then called Datsun) would shake up the sports car world with the original 240Z. A lightweight, two-door sports car with plenty […]

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2023 Hyundai Palisade Limited offers style, power and comfort

By Duane Pemberton / January 9, 2023

Since its release, the Hyundai Palisade SUV has been turning heads and converting many car buyers into Hyundai owners. This 2023 Limited model is one of the best trims you can buy. There’s a few cosmetic changes for 2023. Some obvious changes are on the front of the vehicle with […]

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The 2023 Hyundai Kona N is a ton of fun!

By Duane Pemberton / December 5, 2022

Forget everything you think you know about the Hyundai Kona. Done? Good deal. The reason for this exercise is because the gear-heads at Hyundai’s N development team have thrown out the rulebook for this hot-rod compact SUV. In fact, this vehicle borders on the verge of being a tad ridiculous. […]

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2023 Cadillac XT4 Sport

By Duane Pemberton / December 4, 2022

The cross-over SUV segment has never been hotter, especially for those in the luxury class.  With more great models to choose from than ever before, it makes sense why Cadillac sharpens its focus on this all-important class of vehicle. The 2023 XT4 Sport represents the car-makers latest effort into the […]

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2022 Mazda 3 Hatch Turbo – Value, performance and style

By Duane Pemberton / November 16, 2022

Mazda has a sure-fire contender in the hot hatch market with its 2022 3 Hatch Turbo. This Premium Plus Edition test model we had is a blast to drive, handles well and has the looks to boot. It has more horsepower than some of its German competition and won’t set […]

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The 2022 Mercedes Benz E450 4Matic All-Terrain – the best wagon?

By Duane Pemberton / November 9, 2022

Great news for fans of station wagon cars, they’re still around and the latest E450 All-Terrain from Mercedes-Benz may be one of the best you can find. Built around its legendary 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, this wagon features a brilliant combination of luxury, tech, and some decent off-road prowess.  First off, […]

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2022 Mercedes Benz GLE 53 AMG Coupe

By Duane Pemberton / October 19, 2022

Mercedes-Benz’s latest GLE 53 AMG Coupe brings about all of the latest technology, features, comfort, and performance we’ve come to expect from them. We love the overall sculpting of its exterior looks stellar in the dark green that our test model had. Staring at the overly huge logo on the […]

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The Genesis G80 Sport Prestige is all about luxury and performance

By Duane Pemberton / October 18, 2022

Genesis introduced the G80 around five years ago, and its 2022 model year presents us with the best iteration of the G80 to date. There are many improvements this year, starting with the design. Genesis refers to its design language as “athletic elegance” and we certainly see that in the […]

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2023 Mazda CX-50

By Duane Pemberton / October 17, 2022

Mazda’s 2023 CX-50 might seem a bit like the CX-5 but there are some notable differences. Namely, the CX-50 looks more rugged is lower, wider, and longer, and has a higher towing capacity. The front grill is a bit slimmer than the CX-5, and the black plastic trim above the […]

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2022 GV70 3.5T Sport Prestige

By Duane Pemberton / September 18, 2022

The 2022 Genesis GV70 3.5T all-wheel-drive Sport Prestige is a worthy competitor and a head-turner. Few luxury vehicle brands are as successful at creating a lot of buzz around their products as Genesis has been over the past few years. That noise has been amplified since the automaker rolled out […]

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C300

By Duane Pemberton / September 18, 2022

Mercedes-Benz is easily one of the most iconic automakers in the world, so we know whatever it does, will be done with class. Its newly redesigned 2022 C300 sedan is one of the most well-groomed midsize sedans in its class.  It continues to be an excellent looking car with a […]

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2022 Audi Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro

By Duane Pemberton / September 12, 2022

The 2022 Q3 S Line Premium 45 TFSI continues Audi’s strong position in the compact SUV market. If ever the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” could apply to a compact crossover it would be the 2022 Audi Q3. Styling hasn’t changed much for Audi over the last […]

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

By Duane Pemberton / August 31, 2022

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has always been known as a capable, family-friendly SUV that’s been a prevalent vehicle for Jeep. This 2022 version has a host of welcomed changes, including the option of a plug-in hybrid known as the Cherokee 4XE model. We love the updated front fascia, which includes […]

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2022 Nissan Altima 2.5 SR AWD Midnight Edition

By Duane Pemberton / August 2, 2022

Nissan’s 2022 Altima 2.5 SR Midnight Edition spices up the game for this mid-sized sedan that’s been around for decades. The Midnight Edition features a blackened grille, black wheels that look stunning, black side mirror caps, and a great deal of black trim. There’s also a black rear spoiler and […]

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid

By Duane Pemberton / August 2, 2022

Even though the SUV market is the strongest-selling one, there’s still a demand for a flexible, comfortable minivan. No other company has crushed the minivan segment like Chrysler – the company responsible for the first minivan — the 1983 Plymouth Voyager. That and its cousin, the Dodge Caravan, changed the […]

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2022 Infiniti QX80 Sensory All-Wheel-Drive

By Duane Pemberton / June 20, 2022

The 2022 Corvette Stingray LT2 continues to be refined and offers incredible performance for the money. For as long as I can remember (and that’s a long time), the Chevrolet Corvette has been referred to as the “poor man’s Ferrari”. Year after year, decade after decade, the Vette has been a solid performing car for the money. It is the de facto “halo car” for Chevrolet. But is it a supercar? That depends on who you ask. It seems as if the term, supercar, is a bit subjective. If you ask some folks, they’ll tell you that a supercar has to be built by hand and incorporate all of the cutting edge in performance and materials used. They’ll say that a supercar needs to be a limited production to have that title. However, with the C8, they cannot make the case of performance – not anymore.

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2023 Kia Sportage SUV – New Car, New Technology, New Price

By Duane Pemberton / June 3, 2022

Check out the all-new 2023 KIA Sportage SUV, Paul Brian and Lauren Fix take the first drive of this sportier new SUV. Plenty of new technology and lots of great features too.

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2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

By Duane Pemberton / May 20, 2022

Fans of the mid-sized truck market rejoiced at Nissan’s news while back about its release of an updated Frontier. This truck used to be quite popular but it never quite could catch up to the likes of the Toyota Tacoma. Enter in the 2022 Pro-4X Frontier. This updated truck features […]

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2022 Corvette Stingray LT2 Z51

By Duane Pemberton / May 2, 2022

CHATTANOOGA, TN — The 2022 Corvette Stingray LT2 continues to be refined and offers incredible performance for the money. For as long as I can remember (and that’s a long time), the Chevrolet Corvette has been referred to as the “poor man’s Ferrari”. Year after year, decade after decade, the […]

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2022 Grand Wagoneer

By Duane Pemberton / April 27, 2022

The Wagoneer might instill images of a Jeep family SUV from years gone by, but it has been revived as its own luxury brand of SUV. Last year, we saw the release of its ultra-luxury SUV dubbed the Grand Wagoneer with no Jeep moniker on it. While many of us […]

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2022 GMC Terrain AT4

By Duane Pemberton / April 24, 2022

GMC hasn’t slowed down a bit with keeping pace in the highly competitive SUV market. Its 2022 Terrain AT4 ramps things up with some beefy tires, rugged looks, and some nice amenities. GMC did a refresh for 2022 which includes a new bumper and front grille, LED headlights, new 18 […]

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2022 Kia Stinger GT2

By Duane Pemberton / April 22, 2022

Chattanooga, TN – Kia has made some nice refinements to the Stinger. When this car first came out back in 2018, it started turning heads and winning the hearts of many. For the first time, we saw Kia release a vehicle that cemented its commitment to performance. Consequently, it also […]

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2022 Hyundai Veloster N

By Duane Pemberton / April 11, 2022

The 2022 Hyundai Veloster N is unchanged from the prior model year and still provides the most fun driving experience you can buy for under $35k. There, I said it and I’ll stick by that statement after spending a week with one on the roads in eastern Tennessee.  Is it […]

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2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Edition

By Duane Pemberton / February 24, 2022

In 1983, Volkswagen introduced its first Golf GTI, this new Mark 8 version for 2022 is fun to drive and offers more than ever. It has had a very loyal following for decades. Thanks to the modding community and folks who simply love to drive small, fun cars, the GTI […]

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2022 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid

By Duane Pemberton / February 24, 2022

The 2022 Prius Prime is here and is a plug-in hybrid. Toyota has been an industry-leading champion of Hybrid technology for over two decades. Its Prius is the best-selling hybrid of all time and it’s showing no hints of slowing down. Its 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is augmented with an 8.8KWh […]

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Driven: 2022 Kia Telluride SX AWD

By Duane Pemberton / February 17, 2022

The 2022 KIA Telluride is here, looking to continue KIA’s plethora of industry awards since its release a few short years ago. Not only is it arguably one of the best-looking SUVs in its segment, it offers tech, power and other goodness that all add-up to a great SUV. For […]

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Is The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Sports Sedan Better Than The Germans?

By Duane Pemberton / February 16, 2022

In an effort to both showcase its heritage as a championship-winning racing brand and to lure would-be German sport sedan buyers, Cadillac has unleashed the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing. One glance at this new performance sedan, and you can quickly see why it carries the Blackwing moniker. Only 250 of these […]

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2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph Luxury SUV

By Duane Pemberton / February 4, 2022

Infiniti has gone through a nice overhaul these past couple of years with its design language and the QX60 is the final vehicle to see those benefits. This large, three-row SUV seats 7, hauls up to 6,000 pounds and has a starting price tag of $46,785. Our test model, the […]

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2022 Kia EV6 – First Look

By Duane Pemberton / February 2, 2022

On the heels of the Hyundai Ioniq5 comes KIA and its EV6 electronic SUV that’s poised to shake up the market with great looks, great tech, and an excellent driving experience. Tesla should be worried. There are two different models that we recently drove while in Sonoma, California. The Light […]

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2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 details and Interview with Shad Balch

By Duane Pemberton / December 27, 2021

The C8 Corvette is about to get a new version, the 2023 ZO6. While Chevrolet dealers are already taking orders, we don’t expect to see them hit the showrooms until the mid-summer of 2022. This upgraded model harnesses insane power and handling, once left to sport’s cars costing 2-4 times […]

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2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS

By Duane Pemberton / December 21, 2021

Mercedes Benz is redefining the past while paving a new way into the future with the all-new Mercedes-AMG EQS, the first fully electric vehicle from AMG. Outside of some cosmetic changes, such as the new “drill design” 21-inch or 22-inch wheels, there’s also a large rear spoiler.  Quicking moving to […]

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First look: 2023 Toyota bZ4X all electric SUV

By Duane Pemberton / December 16, 2021

Toyota is releasing a full EV SUV for the 2023 model year. Named about as odd as the name of Elon Musks’ son, the Toyota bZ4X is already creating some buzz. Toyota’s ambition is to be “carbon neutral by 2050” and it feels this kind of move is the right […]

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2022 Hyundai Elantra N – review

By Duane Pemberton / December 15, 2021

Hyundai continues to push the envelope with what consumers expect from its products for a long time now — and this 2022 Elantra N model keeps that pace. Hyundai first launched its “N” performance line a few years ago as a moniker that consumers know means performance. It does come […]

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2021 BMW M440i Convertible – Review

By Duane Pemberton / December 13, 2021

Unfortunately, the convertible segment seems to be shrinking but fortunately we still have this new 2021 BMW M440i. This car is good for performance and for comfortable touring. It’s packed full of features and technology as well.  BMW uses the 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder that has twin-turbos slapped on it […]

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xE Rubicon

By Duane Pemberton / December 3, 2021

By Duane Pemberton For most Jeep owners, the brand and the vehicle are a way of life. There’s a certain cult-like following that the brand has garnered over the past several decades. You’ll see it as other Jeep drivers give you a two-finger wave from their steering wheel hand as […]

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The 2022 Subaru BRZ presents a solid sports car value

By Duane Pemberton / November 30, 2021

For 2022, Subaru has made some welcomed changes to its BRZ. This includes more power, better exterior design as well as some inside. It competes directly with the Mazda MX-5, Toyota 86 and Mini Cooper.  Its engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine co-developed by Toyota. It’s good for 228 […]

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GMC’s 2022 Hummer EV is making quite the buzz, we tell you why

By Duane Pemberton / November 17, 2021

Ever since the original Humvee was released decades ago, there’s been a loyal fanbase to the Hummer brand and vehicles. GMC is poised to release it with this moniker, the Hummer EV will come in the form of a SUV and or with a 5-foot bed for a pick-up configuration. […]

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2021 Ford Explorer XLT offers a tough appearance and plenty of power

By Duane Pemberton / October 15, 2021

Ford first popularized the SUV market with the debut of its original Explorer over 20 years ago. There’s a reason why it continues to be a great-seller for Ford and its 2021 Explorer XLT looks to continue this trend.  Starting under the hood of this XLT trim level, you’ll find […]

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Toyota’s 2022 Corolla Cross is a potent little SUV

By Duane Pemberton / October 11, 2021

With the compact SUV market on fire, it’s of little surprise to see Toyota make a move with its new 2022 Corolla Cross. This all-new SUV based on the popular Corolla brand, slots itself right between the C-HR and Rav4 in terms of size.  The Corolla Cross has a very […]

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Almost a RAPTOR? | The 2021 Ford Ranger TREMOR

By Duane Pemberton / October 9, 2021

By Lauren Fix and Duane Pemberton Ford’s Ranger was reborn a couple of years ago and is now better than ever. The new Ranger Tremor Off-Road is a Supercrew cab pick-up that comes with standard 4×4 and goes beyond the FX4 Off-Road package. Powertrain: Powering this truck is a 2.3-liter […]

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2021 Mercedes Benz E450 | Solid performance and luxury abound

By Duane Pemberton / September 23, 2021

Hybrid technology has really taken off over the last several years and for good reason. The 2021 E450 is the latest from Mercedes Benz that underscores its commitment to both hybrid and EV vehicles. There’s quite a bit of new, impressive technology upgrades in this 2021 model, so let’s dive […]

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2021 Cadillac XT4 Luxury Edition

By Duane Pemberton / September 17, 2021

Buffalo, NY — The 2021 Cadillac XT4 is here in a few trim levels but does it live up to the Cadillac brand that evokes thoughts of utmost quality? It’s the brand that General Motors will spare no expense in developing and producing.  We only have a few minor changes […]

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Lexus finally gives us a convertible LC 500

By Duane Pemberton / June 1, 2021

Top down, wind in the hair, sunset blazing and the sweet symphony that is a masterful, naturally aspirated V8 engine. For the 2021 model year, Lexus has finally given us a drop-top grand touring car. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it fast? Quick but not fast. Why does it cost […]

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The 2021 Genesis GV80 AWD Prestige has style, form and posh

By Duane Pemberton / May 4, 2021

Every now and then, there’s a vehicle that sparks a keen interest from auto journalists, everywhere. The Genesis GV80 is one of those. The reason? Simple. It’s the first luxury SUV released under the Genesis moniker and is clearly aimed at taking on the competition, especially those from Germany. From […]

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2021 Acura TLX Advance with SH-AWD

By Duane Pemberton / May 4, 2021

SEATTLE — Even though the sedan market has been shrinking in sales over the last few years, it has allowed the cream to rise to the top. The best sedans, ever, are being built right now. Regardless of who’s making it, there’s never been a better time to be a […]

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Reviewed: Lexus 2021 GX 460 – Dated tech but great off-road

By Duane Pemberton / April 2, 2021

Since Toyota announced the end of its infamous Land Cruiser, die-hard off-roaders should be checking out the Lexus GX 460 as a viable solution. It’s really the only SUV left in the Lexus line-up that’s built for off-roading and has some great aftermarket solutions to really kick it up a […]

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2021 Volkswagen Arteon SE Road Tested and Rated

By Duane Pemberton / March 28, 2021

To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 2021 Arteon SE. With competition from the Honda Accord Sport, Nissan Maxima, KIA K5 and the Toyota Camry TRD Pro, I knew it was in a competitive category. Of course, there’s that running joke that it’s the […]

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2021 Lexus RX 350L

By Duane Pemberton / March 26, 2021

With its 2021 RX 350L – Lexus looks to continue its dominance in the luxury crossover SUV segment. For 2021, the entire RX line-up gets an updated interior color scheme called glazed caramel and there’s a new Black Line Special Edition for the F-Sport models as well. There are new […]

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