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2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV follows in the tire tracks of historic automobiles like the original Volkswagen Bug and Ford’s Model T and Model A. But not in the way you might think. In the early to... Continue Reading →

2020 Nissan Leaf SV Plus: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Although Tesla gets most of the attention and expensive newcomers like the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-Tron get the praise, the almost-venerable 2020 Nissan Leaf continues as a decent, relatively inexpensive, alternative for anyone who wants... Continue Reading →

Twelfth Time’s the Charm: Driving the 2020 Toyota Corolla

by Jason Fogelson I’ve never owned a Toyota Corolla. I don’t know how I have avoided it, because I have owned at least five of the other top 10 best-selling vehicles of all time. Corolla has been manufactured over 12... Continue Reading →

2021 Hyundai Elantra: A DriveWays Preview…

by Frank A. Aukofer Historians may one day view the 2021 Hyundai Elantra as America’s first coronavirus car. It’s possible because of the unusual global introduction of the all-new sedan. The event had been scheduled as a glitzy Hollywood production... Continue Reading →

2020 Nissan Sentra SR Premium: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Every so often, an automobile rolls onto the national stage and surprises the critics. The 2020 Nissan Sentra has done that — certainly in this reckoning. It’s a compact sedan from the Japanese manufacturer that has... Continue Reading →

2020 Nissan Versa SR: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Any modern vehicle manufacturer can produce a good automobile if price is no object. The trick is to build a decent, affordable small car like the 2020 Nissan Versa. The Versa has been around for more... Continue Reading →

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Sniffles. After so many years it sounds so, well, final: the 2019 Volkswagen SE Beetle Final Edition, for this review the two-door convertible model. There will be waves of nostalgia. This is a thoroughly modern automobile... Continue Reading →

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer If you have one of those primal urges for a low-slung, two-seat sports car, and you’re not a member of the one percent, look no farther than the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF. Don’t bother reading about... Continue Reading →

2019 Kia Forte EX: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The Forte was not suffering. But Kia nevertheless injected it with juice from the Stinger -- though not the venom. That’s the opening loud note signaling the 2019 Kia Forte, which competes in the compact sedan... Continue Reading →

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