Vehicles

2016 Ford F-150: loaded with top-line features

By Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Once upon a time pickup trucks were made pretty much exclusively for working class folks. They were functional.… Continue reading

2016 VW Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium: amazing gas mileage, power

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer When you think of Volkswagen, most people think of the Bug – Beetle, to be exact. That thinking… Continue reading

2017 Nissan Armada Platinum: traces to beloved Patrol

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer If you’re in the market for some full-size family fun in the sports utility class, you might want… Continue reading

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: spacious, tech loaded

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer Earlier this summer I put the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport through its paces. This fall, the 2017… Continue reading

2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X: fuel efficient towing, hauling

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer I drove the Nissan Titan XD (diesel version) this spring - now it was the 2016 Nissan Titan… Continue reading

2017 Honda Accord V6 EX-L: a sporty family car

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer All I needed was a race track. A recent test drive placed me behind the wheel of the… Continue reading

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid: a different hybrid

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer If you mainly use your car for running errands around town, or live close to your work, you… Continue reading

2017 Mazda CX-3: versatility, function, handles like a car

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer If you’re looking for a crossover that drives and handles like a car, I submit for your consideration,… Continue reading

2017 Kia Sportage SX AWD: advanced driver-assistance tech

By Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer The compact sports utility vehicle market is on a steep upward trajectory when it comes to sales. Plus,… Continue reading

2016 Ram 2500 Power Wagon: unmatched on and off road

By Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer It’s hard to argue this truck’s pedigree. Introduced in 1945, the Dodge Power Wagon was the first mass-production… Continue reading

2007 VW Jetta GLI: Cranking up the heat

OK, boys and girls, a little history lesson to start this week’s review. A Special Edition version of Volkswagen’s 2007 Jetta GLI just ended up… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2007
  • By Larry Lark Automotive Reviewer
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’08 Mercury Mariner: small SUV, big refinement

Irrespective of the Mercury Mariner’s many fine qualities, it’s easy to feel fondness for a vehicle that wears the same badging as Ichiro. The Mariner… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2007
  • By Mary Lowry Automotive Reviewer
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Hawaii, Chevy Impala complement each other

Any car is a beauty when you’re at Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Normally my heart wouldn’t race behind the wheel of a… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2007
  • By Larrk Lark Automotive Reviewer
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VW brings Euro thrills to U.S. with R32

It’s fairly commonplace for American models to be “shortchanged” when compared to their European counterparts when it comes to specs like horsepower, suspension settings and… Continue reading

Honda Accord: Feels like part of the family

Some cars are so familiar they almost feel as if they have become part of your DNA. The Honda Accord is one such model. Completely… Continue reading

Touareg 2: Even better than Number One

Time flies when you’re testing cars, or in this case, SUVs. It seems like yesterday when I drove the all-new 2003 Touareg, Volkswagen’s bold all-new… Continue reading

Town & Country: reinforcing Chrysler at the top

but of course didn’t expect — that you’d have a lively barb in retaliation against me last… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2007
  • By Mary Lowry Automotive Reviewer
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Mazda Tribute makes a grand re-entry

The Mazda Tribute is back, and better than before. After a one-year hiatus, for 2008 the Mazda Tribute has been redesigned from the inside out,… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2007
  • By Larry Lark Automotive Reviewer
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2017 Ford Fusion Energi: 42 mpg, recharges in 2.5 hours

by Larry Lark, Herald Special Sections Writer The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium is a game-changer when it comes to the mid-size family sedan class.… Continue reading

Impreza WRX: all-new, more livable for 2008

Subaru has created an all-new version of its Impreza WRX performance compact sedan for 2008, maintaining the virtues of the existing powerplant but molding a… Continue reading