Ram, Chevy, Ford diesels hit 30-mpg

Ram, Chevy, Ford diesels hit 30-mpg

Light-duty turbodiesels have arrived and the U.S. light-duty pickup market has never been more inviting. Imagine: 30 miles per gallon on a highway drive with a half-ton pickup – experience it with the ’20-model Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ram 1500…

Toyota Supra has shimmer of Bimmer

Toyota Supra has shimmer of Bimmer

The  Toyota GR Supra has returned; its hiatus of more than 20 years has ended. The 2020 two-seater coupe, beautifully styled in renaissance red finish, showed up from Japan, and is powered by a turbocharged inline-6-cylinder engine, compliments of the…

Mercedes, Lexus compact SUVs test snow

Mercedes, Lexus compact SUVs test snow

Parked side-by-side in my garage in late October when the big snow and cold hit us were two competitive luxury compact sport utility vehicles. Adequately equipped for the 8 inches of snowfall and single-digit temperatures were the performance-enhanced 2020 Mercedes-Benz…

Kia’s quirky model prevails, bless its Soul

Kia’s quirky model prevails, bless its Soul

With a number of its competitive makes discontinued, the Kia Soul makes claim to “survivor,” apparently strong and healthy. The little Kia, you know, is one of those dozen or so subcompacts (and compacts) which were rushed through the automotive…

Montrose’s Flower is Colo. Time dealer

Montrose’s Flower is Colo. Time dealer

Fletcher Flower, whose family’s car business dates back to 1908 in Montrose, has been named 2020 Time Dealer of the Year for Colorado. He’ll be among 48 other dealer nominees from across the country to be honored at the 103rd…

Jeep Gladiator, one of toughest offroaders

Jeep Gladiator, one of toughest offroaders

The new Jeep Gladiator, a four-door pickup, is among the toughest of offroad vehicles, and excels in comparison with Rangers, Tacomas and Frontiers, and possibly even the Chevy Colorado Bison. It’s got coil springs all around, and as trucks and…

Cadillac XT6 arrives, fills midsize gap

Cadillac XT6 arrives, fills midsize gap

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD arrived in time for October’s first cold and wind and snow; it was built for days like that. The Cadilllac on a bright Saturday carried Jan and me 70 miles south to Parker…

Audi adds size, style to Q3 S line

Audi adds size, style to Q3 S line

Sleek styling and new grille are evident in a larger, second-generation 2019 Audi Q3 S line quattro. As it stands today, the Q3 will be hard-pressed to gain the strong following of the Q5, Audi’s compact-sized SUV, which is considered…

Alfa Romeo pins hopes on ‘4-leaf clover’

Alfa Romeo pins hopes on ‘4-leaf clover’

A showpiece for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, came to town and drew attention, first, for its structural beauty, then, for its awesome performance capabilities. The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo’s entry in the luxury compact…

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…