Nuts & Bolts: 2016 Subaru Forester 2XT Touring

Bottom line: The Forester is among my favorite family haulers — one of the best and most affordable all-wheel-drive vehicles in the business, equipped with a reasonably efficient and powerful gasoline engine, comfortable on long highway runs and almost affordable ($36,040) equipped with an advanced driver-assistance system. Ride, acceleration and handling: It gets good marks — meaning easily satisfactory for most of us — in all three...

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Hang On, for a Trip Back in Time
Sep06

Hang On, for a Trip Back in Time

The 2016 Nissan 370Z will not go quietly. But then again, it is not a quiet vehicle. Nothing about it slips silently into the night, for this is the iconic Asian muscle car, benefitting from more than four decades of development. Yet for all of its sophistication, its character is not unlike that of a college grad who spent his entire career enjoying the fruits of frat life. You can’t help but notice its classic lines, with a sinuous...

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Leader of the Midsize Sedan Pack
Aug23

Leader of the Midsize Sedan Pack

If you want to stand out in the marketplace, take something ordinary, give it a twist and you’ll wind up with something perceived as quite different. For instance, if you renovated Kmart stores and stocked them with items that are stylish yet reasonably priced, you’d have Target. Or consider Mr. Coffee. Instead of making a large pot to be shared by everyone, filter your thinking though the selfish “me decade,” baby boomer cultural...

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