Wheels: A Case for Life in the Slow Lane
Oct18

Wheels: A Case for Life in the Slow Lane

I put it in Sport and left it there. It felt all-around better in that mode, although Normal was in no way offensive. It’s just that Sport appeared to move with more authority, especially on westbound Interstate 66 near the evening rush hour, when some authority is needed. The Audi Q3 Prestige for 2016, the second model year in which the subcompact crossover-utility vehicle has been on sale in the United States, behaved well. It was...

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Nuts and Bolts: 2016 Audi Q3 Prestige

Bottom line: The Audi Q3 remains an excellent choice for small middle-income families interested in transportation safety, style and reasonable fuel efficiency. If the $40,000-plus price of the fully equipped Q3 Prestige bothers you, consider the Q3 Premium Plus, or choose front-wheel instead of all-wheel drive. Ride, acceleration and handling: The all-wheel-drive Q3 Prestige gets good marks in all three. Head-turning quotient: It’s...

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Wheels: Luxury Car Class Better Take Notice
Sep27

Wheels: Luxury Car Class Better Take Notice

Rapid advances in technology are undermining traditional notions of automotive luxury — and value. We have visited this theme before in this space. Traditional vendors of automotive luxury and performance have dismissed that assertion — my assertion -— as poppycock. It matters not that a Timex keeps time as well as a substantially more expensive watch, they argue. The people who buy Timex and those who buy Cartier are not the same...

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