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2009 Kia Rondo Review – Androgyny meets Practicality

Friday May 1st, 2009 at 9:55 AM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

2009 Kia Rondo

By Kurt Gensheimer

Blings:

  • Seven passenger seating
  • Outstanding value
  • Super practical

Dings:

  • Hit with the ugly stick ten too many times
  • Gutless V6
  • Low-hanging tailgate devours foreheads

Ruling: Comfortable and practical, but as sexy as a pair of orthopedic shoes.

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VW Routan Minivan Reportedly Canceled

Wednesday April 29th, 2009 at 9:44 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Here’s some news that’s not all that surprising, Volkswagen’s Routan minivan, essentially a rebadged Chrysler minivan, is on the chopping block. You could pretty much see this coming from a mile away, almost before the Routan was rolled out. Rather than design and build their own minivan (a class of car that VW invented with the Type II way back when) VW decided that a better route was to take Dodge’s Caravan, change the trim here & there, add a VW badge and give it an Euro-sounding name. The Routan was built alongside its Chrysler Corp. counterparts at Chrysler’s Windsor, Ontario, plant until last December, when VW asked Chrysler to stop production. Apparently, not a single Routan has rolled off the assembly line since, and there are no immediate plans to resume production according to sources.

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2008 Honda Odyssey Review – The King of Swat Brings Everyone Out to the Ballgame

Friday May 23rd, 2008 at 8:55 AM
Posted by: twain

By Twain Mein

Pros:

  • Clever packaging
  • The ultimate vehicle for families with young kids
  • Lots of space
  • Reasonable gas mileage; about 17.5 miles per gallon

Cons:

  • Could use more power
  • Could have 4wd
  • Could be hybrid
  • It’s a minivan…

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