Odyssey in drive to Dermer service

Odyssey in drive to Dermer service

Sporting new design to its grille and headlamps, the 2021 Honda Odyssey showed up at my place in, also, a new hue – forest mist metallic. The Odyssey is one of three strong minivans battling it out amidst lessening market…

Chevy Bolt rolls into Electric Week

Chevy Bolt rolls into Electric Week

The annual National Drive Electric Week kicked off in late September, and there I was reviewing the 2020 Chevy Bolt Electric – excellent timing. The special week “heightens awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlights the benefits…

VW Atlas stirs memories of Paul Gebhardt

VW Atlas stirs memories of Paul Gebhardt

I was driving a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas in mid-August when I heard of the death of Paul Gebhardt, 89, longtime Boulder automobile dealer who died Aug. 7. The Atlas, noted for its passenger/cargo roominess, has undergone exterior styling refreshment for…

Best foot forward prevails in Challenger

Best foot forward prevails in Challenger

Rolling along on a Sunday afternoon on a straight stretch of roadway devoid of traffic, I quickly moved this powerful-popping performance coupe into triple-digit speed. Its weighty plumpness and near-foot-wide Pirelli 305/35s at the corners lent it a very safe…

Lexus expands with open-top LC500

Lexus expands with open-top LC500

The 2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible, anticipated for a couple of years, has arrived – in style. Beautiful. With a top that drops in 15 seconds, the LC’s appearance was timed perfectly for our warm days and cool-down evenings of August….

Mercedes comfort, AMG performance

Mercedes comfort, AMG performance

Mercedes-Benz was once known for producing luxury sedans “far superior in comfort” while ceding recognition to BMW and its M division for high-performance success. By tightening a link to engine-enhancing AMG, results were a rush of adrenaline which Mercedes found…

‘21 Trailblazer may dominate small SUVs

‘21 Trailblazer may dominate small SUVs

General Motors, in seeking a bigger slice of a small pie, appears to be tossing tradition to the winds. I’m talking of two new U.S. subcompact SUVs, Buick Encore GX and Chevy Trailblazer, sharing a platform out of GM’s Bupyeong…

TRD trim adds sport to Avalon, Camry

TRD trim adds sport to Avalon, Camry

The TRD badge, a synonym for “performance” for years on Toyota trucks and SUVs, has surprisingly been added to Avalon and Camry sedans, and I showed one off in a drive to Sterling in July. The TRD (Toyota Racing Development)…

Eastbound Sprinter’s destination: Dewey’s

Eastbound Sprinter’s destination: Dewey’s

The huge vehicle showed up at my house on a Thursday morning; a high-roof Sprinter 2500 passenger van, built by Mercedes-Benz. It stands 9 feet in height, has seating for 12. Behind the driver and front-seat passenger are a second…

Little Toyota Yaris 38.9 mpg, $19k price

Little Toyota Yaris 38.9 mpg, $19k price

The automotive mix continues. Toyota has returned a hatchback to the Yaris subcompact lineup for 2020, after a year’s absence; it is a version of the Mazda2 and produced in a Mazda plant in Salamanca, Mexico. Pricing falls below $20,000….