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Quick WOT Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Diesel SUV is Smooooth

August 9, 2013

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Most luxury car buyers simply can’t bring themselves to consider minivans, even though many cross the $45,000 barrier with every option and become quite luxurious. For those who would prefer the image of a three-row SUV, Mercedes offers the GL350. After filling the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350’s three rows of seating with family on a weekend getaway, I had plenty to say.

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MT Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2011

January 17, 2012

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Another of the many end-of-2011 blogs pitched to other editors on Motor Trend’s WOT blogs, this controversial post asked many editors — myself included as the third contributor — to comment on the best and worst vehicles they’d driven throughout 2011. I’m privileged to drive and review anything at all, and this proved to be a bit of a challenge.
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Our Cars: 2010 Ram 2500 HD – Highway Cruising and Moving Duties

January 23, 2011

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After driving the Ram 2500 HD over the extended winter break in traffic, on city streets, and on the open road I’ve concluded that it’s — surprise! — too big for L.A.  Even so, I would have had to make many more trips while hauling an apartment’s worth of stuff in a smaller vehicle.

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Our Cars: 2010 Hyundai Tucson – Still Holding ‘Almost There’ Status

January 2, 2011

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This Tucson is impressive considering the vehicle it replaces, but solid design only carries this small SUV so far.

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Our Cars: 2009 335d – Great Cruising Range, But Needs Easy Diesel Locator

October 26, 2010
2009 BMW 335D fuel station locatorAfter a weekend trip to Santa Barbara with Motor Trend’s long-term 2009 BMW 335d, I won’t repeat everything that’s been said about the BMW’s solid steering, handling, and braking, but I did have a few issues.
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Our Cars: 2010 Subaru Outback – Do Its Virtues Overcome Questionable Styling?

October 19, 2010

After driving Motor Trend’s long-term Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited over highways, winding roads, and in heavy traffic, I know I could recommend the SUV, but not without a couple qualifications unique to this trim level.

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Our Cars: 2010 Buick LaCrosse – Technology and Design

September 14, 2010

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Like the red 2008 Cadillac CTS in the photo above at the left, the Buick LaCrosse is impressive before you pull away from the curb — especially at night. Similar to Subarus and other cars, the LaCrosse’s gauges do a full sweep upon startup, but with the LaCrosse, those turning HIDs sweep back and forth, as well.

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