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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 Toyota Avalon TRD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Wait. Hold on. Toyota’s Racing Development team took the 2020 Avalon and massaged it for better performance? That Avalon? The one they used to call Toyota’s Buick? Turns out it’s true. But they took the new... Continue Reading →

2020 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer If nothing else, the 2020 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 qualifies as a beauty. It is one of those cars that invites unsolicited raves about its stylish lines from strangers and friends alike. Yet this tidy... 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 Mazda3 Hatchback AWD: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback epitomizes the company’s goal of developing vehicles that punch above their weight. This a slinky, stylish, fully-realized four-door for four (though there’s a seatbelt for a hapless soul in the cramped center-rear... Continue Reading →

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer When Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2020 Corolla sedan to a group of automotive journalists in November 2018, the shining examples showed like compact luxury cars. Now that this all-new Corolla has arrived, the emphasis is not... Continue Reading →

2019 Lexus RC300 F Sport: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer It was an arresting bright yellow. But the 2019 Lexus RC300 F Sport probably should have come in salmon orangey-pink because, like the tasty fish that battles to procreate, it is swimming upstream. This Lexus, from... Continue Reading →

2019 Nissan Altima SR VC-Turbo: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer With its groundbreaking new engine, all-wheel drive and other enhancements, the 2019 Nissan Altima bolsters the Big Three of Japan’s in-your-face challenge to the surging popularity of crossover sport utility vehicles. Chevrolet, Ford and Fiat Chrysler... Continue Reading →

2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring: A DriveWays Review…

by Frank A. Aukofer Like the proverbial cup that runneth over, the 2018 Honda Accord oozes newness in practically every molecule of its mechanical being. The company touts it as “the most radical redesign of the Accord ever.” That covers... Continue Reading →

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