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2012 Mini Cooper Coupe JCW

posted by on 9 May 2012 in Passing Lane

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What do fingerless gloves, pre-distressed jeans and the Mini Coupe have in common? Read John Acton’s take on the 2012 Cooper S Coupe JCW to find out. More…

We Take Delivery of a 2012 BMW X3 xDrive35i

posted by on 22 December 2011 in Daily Driver

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We’ve liked the new X3 a whole more than we ever liked the original. So much, in fact, that we ordered one up and took delivery at the factory where it was built. More…

2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

posted by on 6 October 2011 in Daily Driver

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Our 2012 Volvo S60 has performed flawlessly so far, even when we’ve forced to drink cheap gas. More…

2012 Audi A6

posted by on 5 October 2011 in Passing Lane

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Audi Connect is definitely a promising idea, but just how groundbreaking is it in its current form? More…

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550

posted by on 28 September 2011 in Passing Lane

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Yes, a Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec is probably the ideal big-family hauler, but the GL550 feels more like a seven-seat S-class. We drive a factory-fresh 2012 model, the last of the naturally aspirated V8s. More…

Low Budget Film – Our Land Rover Gets a Color Wrap

posted by on 27 September 2011 in Project

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The very first Land Rovers were painted in war-surplus military paint. Seems only fitting we should go military on our Discovery project. More…

Saying Goodbye to Our 535i

posted by on 26 September 2011 in Daily Driver

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Our 2011 BMW 535i has now departed, leaving us muttering these three words: Choose. Options. Wisely. More…

2011 Jaguar XFR

posted by on 8 September 2011 in Passing Lane

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We take the Jaguar XKR with Black Pack to the blacktop of Michigan. More…

BMW Drops Off an F800GS for an Extended Visit

posted by on 2 September 2011 in Daily Driver

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We were so enamored of ouor R1200GS’s breadth of capabilities that we wanted to see if the impressive GS experience carried through on the smaller, less expensive F800 version. A Lava Orange 2011 F800GS rolled up to our garage door early this summer, and here are our first impressions. More…

2012 Volkswagen Eos Lux

posted by on 30 August 2011 in Passing Lane

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Volkswagen convertibles once dotted the landscape, but today’s torchbearer, the Eos, is all but invisible. We drove the updated 2012 Eos Lux to see what’s up. More…