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2022 Genesis G70 Sport, Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2022 Genesis G70 Sport – Road Test

It’s been a while since we’ve driven a Genesis – not that we haven’t wanted to, it’s just things never lined up properly over the years. Looking back, we were shocked to see it was all the way back to 2010! Wow, that’s way too long. Back then, Genesis wasn’t a stand-alone brand, so it was called the Hyundai Genesis 3.8L Coupe GT and we loved it and wanted to own one. What about the 2022 version? The coupe is long gone and it’s now got 4 doors – will we like this one as much?

Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Road Test

We’ve known about the Mustang Mach-E for over a year now, and people are still banging on that “it’s not a Mustang because it’s an SUV.” Those people are morons. They’ve obviously made a judgment based on their small minds fitting into their tiny heads. You have to be open-minded with ANY vehicle and manufacturer. Remember the outcry when Porsche, Jaguar and Lamborghini said they were going to start building SUV’s? That was supposed to be the end of the world as we knew it. Fast forward a couple of years and the SUV’s are outselling the sports cars by a great number.

Road-Test.org, Iain Shankland

2020 Ford Edge ST – Road Test

It hasn’t been long since we last drove a Ford Edge – just a few months, but this one is different – it’s the top range ST version. All models come with a 4-cylinder Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost Engine… except for the ST – it gets a Twin-Turbo V6 Engine, meaning more power and more grunt, and a Performance Tuned Suspension that is definitely an upgrade and one that we appreciated. So is it worth upgrading to the ST? Short answer…Yes.

2021 Mustang Mach-E, Iain Shankland, www.Road-Test.org

Road Test Special: Mini-Test 2021 Ford Bronco Sport + Mustang Mach-E

We’ve had an interesting week… first we got to spend some behind the wheel of the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y,  and then 2 days later we had the opportunity to take the Ford Mustang Mach-E – Ford’s first-ever 100% electric vehicle, and the All-New Bronco Sport Big Bend out for a spin. With COVID continuing to put a stranglehold on my usual manufacturer-supplied test vehicles, I really appreciate Grimsby Ford providing me the opportunity for this all too brief, but very enjoyable test-drive. While we only got a quick spin around the block, these are two very impressive vehicles. Stay tuned for a full-blown road test in the future.)

Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Road-Test.org

Tesla Demonstration Drive – The Model 3 and Model Y

For a number of years I’ve been trying to get a Tesla for a test drive, but their media people have been AWOL – even when I had their actual email address, I was ignored. So how did we get this test drive? Patience really. I signed up on their website for a Tesla Test Drive Event – where they actually come to you – or close to you, and let you get behind the wheel of the vehicle of your choice for 30 minutes or so. Since I’m an Auto Journalist, I took the opportunity and asked to drive both the 3 and the Y so I could write an article, and they were happy to oblige!

2020 Lincoln Aviator Reserve – Road Test

Having driven the 2020 Ford Explorer a few times this year, although I liked it, I certainly didn’t love it. Truth be told the Hyundai Palisade did it so much better, and for less money. When I picked up the key fob for the Lincoln Aviator Reserve I was thinking it might be equal to the Palisade – but with an even bigger price bump than the Explorer. Two minutes behind the wheel and I knew right away my preconceptions were wrong, oh so wrong.

2020 Nissan Sentra SR (Premium) – Road Test

It’s been a while since I had a compact car to drive – other than our own, now departed Ford Focus. Ford may have abandoned the auto landscape in search of people who want trucks and CUV/SUV’s, but there is still a huge market for affordable, reliable cars that don’t cost as much as your mortgage every month. It took Ford 8 years to realize they made a mistake by cancelling the Ranger – maybe they’ve made another poor decision, only with cars this time. Regardless, we’re in the market for a new car and the Nissan Sentra is the type of car that fits into the price point we’re comfortable with. We’ve never even remotely considered the Sentra before now. Why? It’s just never been anywhere near our radar. Will this week’s test drive change our minds? Let’s find out…

2020 Lincoln Corsair - front 3/4 view

2020 Lincoln Corsair Reserve – Road Test

What happens when the Ford/Lincoln designers forget that they don’t work for BMW/Mercedes? They create vehicles like the 2020 Lincoln Corsair. I’m serious – this Corsair feels and drives just like a BMW/Mercedes. Remove the badges and no one would be able to tell the difference on the inside – especially if you blindfolded them and sat them in the front seats. Ford have really stepped up their game with the Lincoln lineup. No longer is it just a tiny bit more luxurious than the Ford equivalent – it’s a completely different vehicle! They share the platform, but that’s it – everything else is luxury dialed up to 11, but DO NOT call it a grandpa’s Lincoln with thoughts of floaty suspension and overly boosted power steering – those days are thankfully long gone.