Vehicles & Rides

Subaru Outback

Ride Review: 2015 Subaru Outback

For us, there are really two vehicles that we love the most. They both just happen to be Subarus. We love Subarus because they were among the first automobile brands that loved us. That is […]


Ride Review: 2015 Kia K900

We often equate luxury with a name. It is in the clothes we wear, the furniture we buy, the electronics we own…even the realtor with whom we sell or buy our homes. Names often evoke […]

2015 GMC Canyon SLE All Terrain 4X4 Crew Cab Short Bed

Ride Review: 2015 GMC Canyon

Let’s agree on one thing – the popularity of pickup trucks is a fact no one can ignore. Full-sized and heavy duty pickups already rule the roost, thanks to consistent sales of the Ford F-Series, […]


Ride Review: 2015.5 Volvo S60

Why do we love Volvos so much? The first reason would be the company’s commitment to occupant safety and structural rigidity. Older Volvos were boxy for a reason: strong roofs, built-in crumple zones, and durable […]

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Ride Review: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

A luxury vehicle used to be measured by its size. That was until the end of the 1970s. Gas crises and emissions controls forced luxury car makers to consider building smaller, more efficient and cleaner […]

2015 Kia Sedona SX-L (Limited)

Ride Review: 2015 Kia Sedona

At Lavender, we are presented with a lot of different vehicles to write about in our Ride Review. In the course of going through these vehicles, we find that you drive a wide variety of […]

2015 Lexus NX 200t F Sport

Ride Review: 2015 Lexus NX

In the state of Minnesota, over 60 percent of all automobiles sales in 2014 were of trucks, SUVs and crossovers. That is actually the highest percentage in the country. Minnesota’s neighboring states were not too […]


Stephen Rhodes: Out Racing For Equality

With the increasing number of athletes coming out (especially in the past year) you might not have seen this one coming. Stephen Rhodes came out as he was trying to get back into NASCAR’s Camping […]


Ride Review: 2015 Maserati Quattroporte

It is true what they say about a Maserati. The echo from the exhaust tells a story that is 100 years old. From the first championship racing cars to some of the most alluring road […]


Identity & the Iron Horse

Kathie: Where are you going when you leave here? Don’t you know? Johnny: [scoffing] Oh man, we just gonna go. Kathie: Just trying to make conversation. It means nothing to me. Johnny: Well, on the weekends, we go […]

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