Frank S. Washington



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AboutThatCar.com: 2019 Lexus ES 350

Lexus, like a lot of other manufacturers, got caught. One of the world’s premier luxury brands, it is in the middle of rolling out a new generation of sedans when the entire market has become utility driven, pun intended. Last year light truck sales accounted for two thirds of market sales.

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AboutThatCar.com 2018 Toyota Prius C

I got a 2018 Toyota Prius C on short notice to come here. The point is that I had to learn this car literally on the fly, or in this case on the road.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2018 Mazda3 4-Door

After test driving several Mazda hatchbacks and crossover models, a Mazda3 sedan finally showed up at the door. I found this four-door just as sporty and responsive as its hatchback counterpart.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2017 Kia Forte SX 5 DR

The Kia Forte5 SX was a sharp looking five-door hatchback. It was a head turner; more than once did I notice people taking a second look at it.

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AboutThatCar.com 2018 Hyundai Sonata

I had the opportunity to attend the launch of Hyundai’s 2018 Sonata last summer in Southern California. I walked away very impressed with the midsize sedan. After a week with the car in urban America I found that my first reaction was correct.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2019 Jeep Cherokee

The 2019 Jeep looked a lot better than the model it will replace. I was one of those folks who thought it looked a little funny. The DRLs were above the headlamps on the old model and the fog lamps were beneath. It looked a lot better than it sounds here but still it was love it or loath it styling.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2017 Nissan Titan

Strictly business is the first thought that came to mind during the week-long test drive of the 2017 Nissan Titan 5.6-liter Endurance V8 SV 4WD SC.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox AWD

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is part of the automaker’s effort to provide smaller but more powerful engines to get better fuel economy.

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AboutThatCar.com: 2017 Toyota Yaris iA

You wouldn’t think that there is much to say about a car that costs $16,815. But the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA was so nice that we actually forgot that its price was less than $20K

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AboutThatCar.com: 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392

As Dodge evolves into an affordable high performance brand much hoopla has been made over the Hellcat and the Demon. They are two Challengers that generate more than 700 and 800 horsepower respectively. Meanwhile, what I think is the best dollar per horsepower performance car coming out of Dodge, so far, generates little fanfare.

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