$233,000 McLaren shines on Father’s Day

$233,000 McLaren shines on Father’s Day

Roars from my garage on numerous startups during Father’s Day weekend were from the English-built 2020 McLaren 570S Spider. What an absolute treat for this old dad. This beautifully structured superperformer drew admiring stares and waves almost everywhere, from backing…

’20 Frontier gets new V-6, 9-speed

’20 Frontier gets new V-6, 9-speed

Same old truck (still a model year away from redesign) until the hood is lifted. My gosh, Nissan has pulled a fast one, moving ahead the production of powertrain for the new-look 2021 Frontier pickup and slipping it into the…

V-6 EcoBoost, 10-speed power Expedition

V-6 EcoBoost, 10-speed power Expedition

Almost a quarter-century ago, in the fall of 1996, two of my co-workers, Doug Freed and Karrie Mowen, excitedly took advantage of a blockbuster sale on the last of the big, 2-door Ford Broncos. Each bought one. The Bronco exodus…

Smoothly styled Honda CR-V Hybrid

Smoothly styled Honda CR-V Hybrid

Heading south on a Monday morning on U.S. 287 aboard the new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring crossover, Jan and I turned toward Lafayette and into the Indian Peaks subdivision. The sharply restyled Honda looked right at home amid the…

Tuned suspension aids grip of Toyota Tacoma

Tuned suspension aids grip of Toyota Tacoma

Pacing along at about 50 miles per hour against the slickness of 5 to 6 inches of snow one morning in April, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro 4X4 Double Cab carried us into the Fort Collins area. It was…

Dodge retains sales with Charger V-6

Dodge retains sales with Charger V-6

Only a few automotive models had defied the lengthy slump in sedan sales across the country before the coronavirus slowed down the entire industry. One which increased its presence was the Dodge Charger, with or without a Hemi under its…

GMC boosts  trailering with DuraMax/10-speed

GMC boosts trailering with DuraMax/10-speed

Among the many features set aside by the postponement of the 2020 Denver Auto Show was what would have been an imposing sight in the GMC display – a big, tall four-door truck, the ‘20 GMC heavy-duty Sierra Crew Cab….

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…

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…