Back then . . . ’81 Honda Civic

Back then . . . ’81 Honda Civic

Thirty-five years ago, I reviewed in The Denver Post the 1981 Honda Civic. Excerpts: It’s no surprise the little Civic is still the bread-and-butter car of the Honda lineup. It is an excellent vehicle for getting about the city –…

Volvo app, Hellcat top moments for ‘15

Volvo app, Hellcat top moments for ‘15

  A Volvo V60 frequently beeping my iPhone, wherever I was, to message me with this or that, and the most powerful American production car ever built dumping a crankcase of oil as I quickly shut it down were memories…

77% of Chrysler 300 Colo. sales are AWD

77% of Chrysler 300 Colo. sales are AWD

As I shout “Merry Christmas” from the open window of an all-wheel-drive sedan, I’m eager as a longtime automotive journalist to promote the added safety and security of AWD in a full-size, four-door automobile. We in Colorado, where winter weather…

To Italy and back for Jeep Renegade

To Italy and back for Jeep Renegade

  It’s Italian-built with an all-American name and a nose like a Chinese pug. The 2015 Jeep Renegade was waiting for us at Denver International Airport on our return from Seattle. It is the newest model for the fast-growing Jeep…

Penkhus named Colorado Time Dealer

Penkhus named Colorado Time Dealer

Bob Penkhus, president of three dealerships in Colorado Springs featuring brands Volvo, Mazda, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi, has been nominated for the 2016 Time Dealer of the Year award. He’ll be honored, along with 50 other dealers from around the country,…

Alfa Romeo returns with 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo returns with 4C Spider

Most impressive in style at the Denver Auto Show last spring, in my observation, were the Nissan Maxima and the new Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe. The Spider (roadster) version of the Alfa Romeo came my way recently and provided one…