AWD, 6-cyl., app lift Volvo V60

My son Dale and I about 9 p.m. on a recent cold night had parked and were out pushing a neighbor woman in her front-wheel-drive Hyundai from deep snow along the side of the street. About the same time, my…

Greeley’s Ehrlich is Time dealer

Scott Ehrlich, whose family ties to the automotive business in northern Colorado go back almost 70 years, is in San Francisco this week to receive the Colorado Time Dealer of the Year award for 2015. Ehrlich operates Toyota, Nissan and…

AWD adds appeal to IS250’s small V-6

Even with the added grip of all-wheel drive, we sometimes churned and skidded through the deep, soft snow during the New Year’s holidays aboard the 2015 Lexus IS250 AWD sedan. Jan and I on New Year’s Day drove to Sterling…

Hybrid sales slip; Camry is smooth

No matter how I drove the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid during a week in December – in town or out on the highway – it seemed to average 38 to 40 miles per gallon. That’s how it should be, I…

Dodge Charger aims AWD, V-6 at snow

Dodge on and off over the years has built a strong performance image for its Charger. It’s been based on Hemi V-8s and rear-wheel-drive power. Let me tell you, though, with 8 to 10 inches of snow in the streets…

Stars of 2014, from Fit to Jag

“Happy New Year,” I shout from the driver’s seat of the 2015 Dodge Charger AWD to readers of my automotive columns. I opened year 2014 aboard the Nissan Rogue all-wheel-drive compact crossover and ended it this week in the full-sized…

Back then . . .’80 Ford T-Bird

Thirty-five years ago this week, I reviewed in The Denver Post the 25th anniversary 1980 Ford Thunderbird and the original ’55 model. Excerpts: The stylish new 1980 Ford Thunderbird marks 25 years since introduction of one of the most prestigious…

Sporty XSE retains Camry qualities

“The sportiest Camry yet,” Toyota says of its new 2015 XSE sedan. It does have a stiffened sport suspension and 18-inch wheels; in reality, though, it’s simply another model that reinforces Camry’s rank as one of the finest of family…

Chrysler 200C AWD is ’15 on 12-13-14

Today, I review a ’15 on 12-13-14. It’s the Chrysler 200C all-wheel-drive midsize sedan, which posted the hottest sales gain in the auto industry last month. Whether the numerically based lead of the column is liked, or disliked, it is…

BMW’s new X4 shaped like small X6

It’s a beautiful finish, in melbourne red metallic, which adds $550 to its cost. Impressive, too, is its interior, white nevada leather with red contrast stitching, and that’s an extra $1,450. It is BMW’s new 2015 X4 crossover hatchback, which…