Randy Stern Posts


Ride Review: 2015 Dodge Charger

I will now stand corrected. In our year-end issue (issue 510), I mentioned a question posed by a friend on Facebook asking whether I found the car I wanted to buy. This was the same […]

2015 Acura TLX

Ride Review: 2015 Acura TLX

Have you ever drove a vehicle that asked more questions than answered any of them? This was the quandary that set the tone of the arrival of the 2015 Acura TLX. The new premium mid-sized […]


Ride Review: Zipcar in The Twin Cities

Have you seen the price of gas, lately? At the onset of a new year, some communities across the U.S.A. are seeing something they have not seen in a very long time: Very low gas […]


Ride Review: 2015 Volkswagen Passat

A big sedan with a diesel engine: sounds familiar, does it not? It used to be that if you built a car with a diesel engine with the intent of giving everyone space, it would […]


Ride Review: 2015 Honda CR-V

What you are looking at is the best selling crossover/SUV in the USA. How did the Honda CR-V get there? Think about what Honda has been since making a splash with the Civic in 1972. […]

2014 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD

Ride Review: Toyota RAV4

There is a lot of truth to current rise of the compact crossover/SUV. The momentum in this class is driven by meeting the customer’s needs. These are also laden with truths. Crossover/SUV customers are not […]


Ride Review: Randy’s Favorite Vehicles of 2014

Every year, I get the opportunity to drive a lot of vehicles. Some vehicles have been driven for around 15-20 minutes; others for as long as a week. In 2014, I averaged more than a […]


2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Randy Stern

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour Like most music lovers, I have been relegated to buying individual songs from iTunes rather than purchasing a full album. My reasoning has been the lack of real albums […]

2015 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ AWD

Ride Review: Chevrolet Traverse

Back in February, we witnessed something extraordinary in the history of television advertising. We saw ourselves. We had commercials featuring same-sex couples and as GLBT individuals. Commercials began airing presenting with us as a family […]


Ride Review: Mercedes-Benz S-Class

This is the greatest car ever made. You may argue otherwise, but consider how much this lofty title was earned by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It shifted the luxury market when luxury became too grandiose and […]

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