Honda Civic Type R at Glen Haven

Honda Civic Type R at Glen Haven

 “Here it is mid-July,” I said to Jan on a Monday morning, “and we haven’t been to Glen Haven and the general store (yet this season).” The fact that sitting in my driveway was the limited-production 2019 Honda Civic Type…

’20 Outback Onyx adds 2.4 turbo;  ’96 model rolls over 400,000-mile mark

’20 Outback Onyx adds 2.4 turbo; ’96 model rolls over 400,000-mile mark

Subaru, with its new-model Outback wagon each fall, gets no greater reception in any state in the country than in Colorado. The 2020 Outback has shown up, a bit longer with a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine and the latest EyeSight safety…

Forefather of M-B SUVs still square deal

Forefather of M-B SUVs still square deal

Mercedes’ fabled G-Class sport ute, perhaps the most distinctively styled SUV in the world, has been redesigned for 2019. Don’t fret, traditionalists. Though of larger dimensions, the G retains its decades-old posture, squared-off in big, rugged fashion. The body-on-frame truck…

AEV toughens Chevy Colorado Bison

AEV toughens Chevy Colorado Bison

It was a heckuva good week with the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison before dropping it off in late August at a breakfast gathering at Woolley’s Classic Suites in Aurora, then teaming up with the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press in…

Toyota Corolla hits road in Bronco blackout

Toyota Corolla hits road in Bronco blackout

Jan and I responded quickly when, barely into the second series of plays in the Denver Broncos/Chicago Bears NFL game, all power was lost to our home (and 110 others) and Xcel informed us it would be several hours before…

’20 Nissan Versa, at $19k, adds safety

’20 Nissan Versa, at $19k, adds safety

I’d last driven a new car with sticker price below $20 grand about 18 months ago – a Honda Fit, priced at $18,390. It happened again last week, though, when the 2020 Nissan Versa, in its third-generation finery, was dropped…

Memories from the Ford Garage

Memories from the Ford Garage

I spent part of a day in my old hometown in July, stopping first at Bonanza Ford, the building of which was constructed in 1943 when my dad, Dale Wells, was the Ford dealer. Bob Bledsoe, current owner of the…

Road to Raymer was the right turn

Road to Raymer was the right turn

In a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited, I drove north out of Greeley to Colo. 392, at which a left turn would take me to The Ranch and the Good Guys annual car exhibit; one of the biggest and best around….

Audi unveils Q8 with traffic light info

Audi unveils Q8 with traffic light info

While Audi followers await arrival of the small, second-generation Q3, filling the spotlight from Ingolstadt headquarters is the Q8 midsize luxury offering. Though numerically atop the SUV crossover line with the Q3/5/7 models, the Q8 is offered only with two…

Addition of ‘All Fours’ boosts Mazda3

Addition of ‘All Fours’ boosts Mazda3

Mazda has tied a “down-to-earth” approach to its high-flying “soul of motion” design in an effort to save its compact sedan and hatchback, mired  like all others of that ilk in an industrywide sales descent. Aimed particularly at Colorado and…