No door count needed for BMW Gran Coupe

No door count needed for BMW Gran Coupe

Most of us, at one time or another, have thought how rewarding it would be to own a BMW 3 series auto. BMW’s newest model offers the opportunity into a similar ride for lesser price and very little sacrifice. It’s…

Back then . . . . . ‘80 Ford LTD wagon

Back then . . . . . ‘80 Ford LTD wagon

(Forty years ago, in the spring of 1980, a regular weekly automotive column of mine featuring the large Ford LTD station wagon appeared in The Denver Post. The wagon was provided for testing by Goodro Ford, 2121 S. Colorado Blvd….

Rolls-Royce’s 1st-ever SUV reaches Colo.

Rolls-Royce’s 1st-ever SUV reaches Colo.

That land yacht driven up my way was a brightener on a cloudy day. The timing, perhaps, could have been better, with the pandemic still alive, as well as the “stay-at-home” directive. But it is the 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV,…

Affordable Nissan Sentra on idle time

Affordable Nissan Sentra on idle time

Bearing a “can’t miss” tag, the 2020 Nissan Sentra showed up in January with excellent styling and revised engine on a new platform and a price that seems “very reasonable,” comparatively speaking ($25k). It is one of the better-looking compact…

Kia strengthens line with turboed Seltos

Kia strengthens line with turboed Seltos

Since Super Bowl Sunday in very early February, interest has grown toward the 2021 Kia Seltos, the flashy little subcompact crossover which drew so much acclaim when it was featured in a commercial with the Las Vegas Raiders’ Josh Jacobs….

From Bullitt to Corolla Hybrid for RMAP

From Bullitt to Corolla Hybrid for RMAP

In a direct contrast to last year’s winner, the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has been named Car of the Year by members of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Style and 52-miles-per-gallon fuel estimate earned this year’s prize for the Corolla…

Bigger Toyota Highlander goes upscale

Bigger Toyota Highlander goes upscale

Redesigned for the 2020 model year is the Toyota Highlander, now in its fourth generation.  It looks somewhat larger; its wheelbase has been stretched from 109.8 inches to 112.2 and in overall length it has grown from 192.5 inches to…

Interest level stirs for Ford Ranger

Interest level stirs for Ford Ranger

Truck sales honors year after year are hauled off by the Ford F-series; now its newer, smaller stablemate, the 2020 Ranger, is drawing notice with satisfactory performance from an EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Turbo boost…

Back then . . . . . ’78 Jeep Wagoneer

Back then . . . . . ’78 Jeep Wagoneer

(This review of the 1978 Jeep Wagoneer Limited by Bud Wells was featured in The Denver Post of Saturday, Sept. 9, 1978.) Running out of gas within two blocks of where I picked up a big four-wheel-drive unit aroused my…

Roofline  is ‘like it or leave it’ for BMW X6

Roofline is ‘like it or leave it’ for BMW X6

The ’20 version of the BMW X6, always a strong performer with firm ride, has grown a bit – 1 ½-inch-longer wheelbase and an inch longer in overall length just short of 195 inches. Sharing underpinnings with BMW’s popular X5…