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Ride Review: 2016 Infiniti QX50

When you miss the mark, you get another chance to redeem yourself. This is the story of the 2016 Infiniti QX50 in a nutshell. It really is a solid offering for Infiniti, yet it has […]

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Ride Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

All good things must come to an end. It must have been a tough decision for Mitsubishi to end its run of Lancer Evolutions. They were the focal point of the brand, exuding the highest […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Lexus RX

What goes well with fine arts and dining? A fine luxury car! We’re exaggerating here, but there is a point being made. The luxury car market has seen its share of sales growth of crossovers […]

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REVL Offers a New Model for Car Sharing in Minneapolis

Car Sharing is not just for those of us living in urban areas. In the Twin Cities, the success of car sharing programs, such as car2go, HourCar, and ZipCar, made a case for city residents […]

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“Gotta Go” to The 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show

“Gotta go to the Auto Show!” It is a familiar jingle that welcomes us to the Minneapolis Convention Center every March. It is on our radios, televisions, on the side of buses…everywhere. It is our […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Honda Civic

There were many headlines that came from this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Some of those headlines almost did not get covered. The day before curtailed a lot of travel plans for […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Chevrolet Trax

Dear readers of Lavender magazine, you probably are wondering why I keep talking about the subcompact crossover segment. I understand that you probably think that I must sound like a broken record by now. Well, […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Here is an interesting fact: the Chevrolet Equinox became the brand’s second best-selling vehicle in 2015, right behind the Silverado pickup truck. This is one fact that no one saw coming. Actually, the Equinox’s success […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Last April, Mitsubishi made a big deal about their 2016 Outlander. In its third year in its current body, the folks at Mitsubishi told us that they made about 100 or so improvements to this […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Nissan Maxima

In 1988, Nissan introduced what they called the “Four-Door Sports Car.” That car (the 1989 Nissan Maxima SE) changed Nissan’s fortunes at a time when they were known for reliable cars and trucks with lackluster […]

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