“No wagons,” she said. Having grown up with Magna and Verada wagons as family cars, I knew how useful wagons were for trips to the local Bunnings, IKEA or the airport. The Mrs was adamant. Our previous car was a 2005 LC Hyundai Accent sedan, which the Mrs found relatively low and too narrow for a baby capsule and two adults to sit comfortably in the back. A higher driving position was a must, and we didn’t want a car that was too big either, so that inevitably led us to looking at mid-sized SUVs. We quickly settled on the Mazda CX-5 and took delivery of a FWD Maxx Sport auto in August 2014. The only dealer option was to add rear parking sensors. Four years on, the first-generation CX-5 remains a very handsome shape, and to these eyes the KE model is a more cohesive design than the current KF. It’s an SUV, so practical matters first. We liked the CX-5’s size. At 4.54m, it’s a little shorter than a BM/BN 3 sedan and only 8cm longer than the 3 … [Read more...] about 2014 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport (4×2) review
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By Josh Hennessey Published 5:00 am CDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Josh Hennessey is a State and Local Tax partner in the KPMG Houston office. Josh Hennessey is a State and Local Tax partner in the KPMG Houston office. Photo: Courtesy Photo Six steps for retailers to find their way after Wayfair decision 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The world changed dramatically for online seller when the U.S. Supreme Court in June decided that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes even in states where they have no physical presence. This overturned the Court’s 1967 Bellas Hess and 1992 Quill decisions - essentially acknowledging the realities of our now fully digital economy. As a result of the ruling, millions more online shoppers will likely be … [Read more...] about Six steps for retailers to find their way after Wayfair decision
When you think ‘medium SUV’, you tend to think of those big sellers: RAV4, Tucson, CX-5, even Escape and Tiguan. But then you’ve got one that’s a little different – enter the Renault Koleos Zen 4×2. A whole size bigger than its predecessor, and almost as big as a Hyundai SantaFe, though only with five seats – big, comfy seats at that. With one of the largest grilles on a Renault, that fancy diamond badge front and centre, it’s hard to mistake it for another brand of vehicle. The DRLs look like something from Tron Legacy (that sci-fi film based on a video game), and the LED tail-lights have that signature Renault look about them. I chose the black-on-black look for my mid-spec Zen 4×2 model. Featuring lashes of chrome exterior trim and rear privacy glass covering all windows from the B-pillar back, this could be mistaken for something a little more upmarket. The standard 18-inch wheels give the Koleos a solid … [Read more...] about 2018 Renault Koleos Zen (4×2) review
MONTICELLO, New York — We get it. Superfans only want to hear about the yin versus yang. iPhone versus Android. Batman versus Superman. The Ford Mustang versus its Bizarro World twinsie/frenemy, the Chevy Camaro. So on our first drive in a 2018 Mustang GT equipped with the Performance Pack Level 2, we could break down every bit of minutiae to dissect the Level 2 versus the Camaro SS 1LE. But frankly, we just don't give a damn. Either the Level 2 upgrades are worth the extra $6,500 on top of the price of a manually-equipped Mustang GT fastback, or they aren't. A sports car better stand on its own merits, and not as a counterbalance to some other machine. We are on the south course of the Monticello Motor Club, a 3.6-mile racetrack in New York's rolling Catskills. I've driven everything from a Pagani Huayra to a Camaro ZL1 here, and this set of elevated twists will call out weaknesses even on great vehicles. Will the Mustang Level 2 tear up this challenging carnival ride of a … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 Review
Auto Expo 2018 is just days away and Ford decided to unveil its Ford Figo facelift after months of testing. The hatchback’s competition ,the Maruti Swift is nearing its launch and is also much more competitive product. Ford has changed what it had to make its product appealing. Today, the Figo facelift is out worlwide and we have details that Ford has sent to us. Big, flat and imposing grille at the front with chrome inspiration and honeycomb mesh is clearly making it stand out as a facelift. New alloy wheels, tweaks to the front bumper are on offer. The rear and side profile see no change whatsoever and continue to be appealing.Big change includes a brand new touch screen that will make from the Ecosport facelift to this hatchback and its sedan sibling. Black interior with subtle changes to the roof and seats will make it stand out and refresh the cabin which is the need of the day for the current Figo on sale. Automatic climate control, sync3 with apple car play and android … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Figo Facelift Unveiled – Subtle Changes Inside Out Seen – Maruti Swift Beware!