Plan to use C-Max to see Todd falls flat

A Sunday test of the 2014 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in would have been perfect – a drive to Coors Field in Denver for the Colorado Rockies’ retirement of Todd Helton’s No. 17 jersey. A flat tire, though, threw a wrench…

’14 Stingray shows 7-speed manual, rev match

  I was there (in Detroit) in January 2013 when General Motors unveiled “the new Vette.” Nineteen months later, I’ve driven it. To drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe is damned exciting; that’s an understatement, particularly for the fact the…

’15 Lexus RX350 long a party favorite

Through the past 15 years, in discussing the Lexus RX sport ute, it’s been interesting to me that no one ever says anything uncomplimentary about it. I drove a 2015 RX350, finished in “fire agate pearl” (metallic brown) color, way…

Cushy ’15 Kia K900 takes aim at S550, A8

I walked into the Colorado Convention Center one evening 3 ½ months ago, opening night of the Denver Auto Show, and far to my left, beyond the spacious Chevrolet display, was a long, sleek-looking sedan with a Jaguar-like grille. It…

Back then . . . ’79 MGB roadster

Thirty-five years ago, I reviewed in Denver a British-built 1979 MGB roadster, borrowed from Victor Witanski of Foreign & Sports Cars, 1147 Broadway. Excerpts: Is British Leyland really about to stop production of the MG sports car, one of the…

Sound, IDS put ’15 Acura MDX on hot pace

Settled into the driver’s seat, enjoy the wonder of the 12-speaker, fine-tuned surround-sound audio system developed by Grammy award-winning producer Elliot Scheiner. The leather and woodgrain accents are next-best to a concert-hall setting. And, for benefit of those passengers sitting…

Subaru, Jeep lead sales gain in Colo.

  Led by Subaru and Jeep, sales of new cars and trucks in Colorado increased by 7.8 percent. Almost 90,000 (89,833) new cars and trucks had been sold in the state by the end of June, compared with 83,352 at…

Hold mode adds versatility to Chevy Volt

  The fact a driver of the 2014 Chevrolet Volt can apportion the limited electric drive mode to more optimally meet driving conditions is impressive among new technology for the extended-range plug-in electric. In its first two years of operation…

Ford Fusion Energi spurt tops Volt, Prius

While tallying six-month sales totals for hybrids and electrics early this week, I took possession for a few days of the 2014 Chevy Volt. Its arrival was good timing, for the Volt is one of half a dozen strong competitors…

2015 Chrysler 200 takes AWD to ranch mansion

Selling the qualities and features of the new model was rather easy for three Chrysler execs – Rick Denau and John Nulty from Detroit and Wendy Orthman from Chicago – at a gathering Wednesday evening of 20 invited automotive journalists…