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‘Cars’ Archives

2013 Mini Cooper Hardtop Review

2013 Mini Cooper Hardtop Review

“They are changing the Mini Cooper in 2014?!” I asked the dealer incredulously. When I went to test drive a Mini Cooper Hardtop I thought I would just take a quick drive and head on my way. Many hours later (why does it take so long to process the paperwork at car dealerships? Is it the dot-matrix printers??) I walked out owning the [...]

2011 BMW 328i xdrive Review

2011 BMW 328i xdrive Review

Pro: Style, Handling, Power, Dealer experience Cons: Sometimes jerky shifting, Steptronic shift pattern is reversed, gas consumption I have been driving a 2011 BMW 328i xdrive for the past three months and have put 2,000 miles on the odometer. My car is equipped with the automatic transmission and premium package. This car was an upgrade [...]

TomTom XL 340 TM

TomTom XL 340 TM

This review is about the TomTom 340 XL TM LIVE. The TM indicates that the unit comes with lifetime subscriptions to both the traffic and map update services. The unit itself is the same as the plain TomTom 340 XL S or the TomTom 340 XL M (lifetime maps only.) It is also the same unit as TomTom XL 335, which excludes maps of Mexico. Many [...]

2007 Jeep Wrangler – Same Wrangler with some much needed upgrades

2007 Jeep Wrangler – Same Wrangler with some much needed upgrades

My wife purchased a 2007 Jeep Wrangler a bit over two years ago. The Jeep was purchased brand new and she uses it daily to commute to work and run errands in the city. The majority of the travel this Jeep sees is urban driving with some highway time. We have yet to go off road with the Jeep, although we do use it in New England winters which [...]

Scion tC – Expensive looks, Inexpensive price tag

Scion tC – Expensive looks, Inexpensive price tag

I have a 2007 Scion tC in Flint Mica. I purchased the car new in December 2006 and have put a bit over 4,000 miles on the car. Everything on the car is stock. Overall this is a great car. It is on the inexpensive side and that shows in some of the interior parts. However, for $17,000 I think you are getting a lot of features that most people look [...]