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AUTO: Seek and you shall find

Nissan’s modern-family-friendly Quest: Finally a minivan that’s (almost) cool CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Whenever my partner and I watch Modern Family, we see too much of ourselves in Mitchell and Cam’s...

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Regal bearing

Buick’s sassy GS is ‘Regal’ enough for speed queens, styled for a princess CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Who knows what “GS” really stands for in the Buick lexicon? An educated guess would be “Grand Sport,” but...

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Butch vs. Femme

How fit does your ride need to be? We compare the elegant efficiency of the Toyota Prius V with the ballsy bravado of the Subaru Impreza CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer There are two ways to achieve fitness: Either become a gym...

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Bargain beauties

In a tight economy, previously owned cars can be a godsend to your bank account. Here are great deals on late-model winners CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com I get it: The economy stinks. We all feel pain at the...

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Showing its Range

Rover’s Sport edition adds maneuverability to its already legendary luxuriousness CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Driving the Land Rover Range Rover puts you among the queens of all hair heights, but the big...

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Papa bears

Gays love a big softie — tough but tender. These kick-ass cars have muscles over gentle souls CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com In one of my favorite movies, Latter Days, the character Christian describes getting...

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DRIVE!: Now we’re cookin’!

Fiery under the hood and on the road, these sporty rides know how to burn rubber CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer I love Hell’s Kitchen: Watching Gordon Ramsey make snarky remarks as he collects aprons at the end of each culinary...

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DRIVE!: Little pleasures

‘Everything’s bigger in Texas’ doesn’t have to include your gasoline bill. Try one of these fun little numbers CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer It’s not the size of your car that matters, but the pleasure you derive from it. Some...

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DRIVE!: Out of drag

Aerodynamic cars are sexy and fuel efficient — as Detroit has long known CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer My stylishly fabulous friend from Paris once said, “These are the most uncomfortable shoes ever, but they are Prada.” My...

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Crossing its T

Hyundai’s potent Sonata 2.0T ups the ante for an already attractive ride CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com All of the great marques have special models with special letters. Adding an “M” to the back of a BMW...

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EurAsian excellence

Korean-born but European-bred, Kia’s Optima EX has luxury and speed at a bargain price CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com ………………………. ’11 OPTIMA EX Kia. 200...

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Neo nostalgia

Nissan tinkered with near-perfection for its Murano redo, but the sleeker, high-powered sedan somehow seems less special DRIVING IN THE SUNSET | The second generation of the Murano has edgier styling, but what was wrong with the...

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Electric slide

SHOCKING! | Of course the Volt is fuel-efficient; the fact it’s attractive and fun to drive is a bonus. The Chevy Volt hybrid boasts green technology, but it’s also a blast to drive CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer...

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Femme vs. Butch

Does your car have an identity that mirrors yours? Or maybe it complements it? We parse the gender roles of the Jeep Compass and the Ford Raptor CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Boys wear all kinds of swimwear:...

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Numbers game

CHANNELING STYLE | The Sebring 200 Limited goes from meh to marvelous. The body looks the same, but the nips and tucks include chrome for bling and LED lights to give it some high-tech glow. Chrysler’s Sebring redo, the 200...

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Caught in the Spyder’s web

Mitsubishi’s sexy, curvaceous Eclipse was designed for Texas hotties CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Life is good in Texas: Spring is here, summer is coming and love is in the air. To quote Cole Porter, “Birds do...

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Auto Review: Infinity EX35

Don’t be jealous of its booty Just don’t say this wagon has junk in the trunk — all of its features are top of the line CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Like a great drag queen, Infiniti’s EX35 wagon is all...

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DRIVE! 2010 • Crossover conundrum

A car, an SUV or something else entirely? These rides defy easy classification, but all combine roominess with style CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer FORD VERSUS FORD | Having difficulty deciding between the Ford Edge and the...

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DRIVE! 2010 • Volt ’n jive

Electric cars can finally claim excellent looks & genuine pick-up, making green the new black CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer PURE ELECTRIC | Chevrolet’s Volt, above, can be charged from a home outlet and go 40 miles on...

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DRIVE! 2010 • Gay adoption

Cross-cultural automaking combines American and foreign sensibilities for these mixed-parentage rides CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer PUSH BUTTON MIRACLE | GM almost nixed Saab, but when Spyker took over, they gave it a...

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