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Category Archive: BangShift Road Tests, MOPAR

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Chrysler 300C – Is Evolutionary Better Than Revolutionary?

Driving a brand-new Chrysler 300C was a no-brainer. This was the first Chrysler-branded product worthy of getting excited about since the 1970 300 Hurst edition. Yeah, it was a bit of a Bentley...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4 – The Relic On The Lot Is The One You Want

We soon should be hearing more about the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will replace the current JK series that appeared for 2007. It’s a big move for Jeep, and one that is keeping many...

Double Down: A Second Opinion On The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – Is It Answering A Question No One Asked?

A couple of weeks ago McTaggart sweet talked the boys at the local Dodge dealer to let him take a new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT out for a spin. Well unbeknownst to him, the people at Dodge had sent...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 – Does A Cheap V8 Truck Substitute For A Hot Car?

Trucks are not what they used to be. Growing up, it was cemented in my head: a truck was a work tool and a car was for everything else, and if I must be honest, I haven’t gotten past that...

BangShift Test Drive: The 2017 Lincoln MKC Black Label – Can Lincoln’s Luxury Compact SUV Make A Dent In A Crowded Field?

We like many others have been kind of harsh on Lincoln’s attempt to get back to relevance in a luxury market that seems to have passed the brand by. Ford has injected a lot of money into...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – We Get A Crack At The AWD Mopar!

From the moment the Dodge Challenger appeared in 2008, there was one question that kept popping up: if the Challenger is a platform-mate with the Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger, wouldn’t it...

SEMA 2016: Chevrolet Actually Asked Us To Flog Their Cars At Spring Mountain Motorsports Park And Tell You How They Did!

If the SEMA coverage so far makes it sound like Lohnes and I had one hell of a week…well, we did. SEMA wasn’t even the start of our week…Lohnes was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,...

Random Car Review: 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback RS Premium

SEMA is kicking off in Las Vegas and I’m about sixty miles away in Pahrump, Nevada. What am I doing out here, you ask? Chevrolet has invited a bunch of people out to…well, at the time...

Has The Chevrolet Camaro Become Too Much Of A Sports Car? We Drive A Camaro SS Convertible Back-To-Back Against A C7 Corvette To Find Out!

Something has been bothering me lately about the new Camaro, besides the fact that I barely fit inside of one comfortably: when did Chevrolet decide that being a muscular coupe just wasn’t...

Quick Review: 2016 Chevrolet Sonic RS Turbo – An Exercise In Masochism Or Is There Something To Like?

Full disclosure: I had no intention of driving this car when I was heading out to Campbell Chevrolet. None. At no point prior to arriving and parking at the dealership did I think, “You know...

Test Drive: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS 2LT V6: How Is The Sixth-Generation Camaro In Real Life?

As I was shooting pictures of the car, I noticed shadows that weren’t mine appearing out of nowhere. “Nice car, man. Brand new, isn’t it?” “I didn’t think these...

Electric-Glide: A First Ride On Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire Prototype All Electric Motorcycle

The first thing you think of when you think “Harley-Davidson” isn’t a highly technical, zero-emissions, completely silent motorcycle. The faithful just won’t stand for it,...

BangShift Road Test: 2014 Bentley Flying Spur W12

    The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur W12 arrived at my door the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, on the mistaken assumption that I’d been invited to the Kim-Kanye nuptials. Sadly, all I...