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Son Of An Alco: The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Is A Road Going Luxury Locomotive

If you are shopping the top end of the domestic pickup truck market you are looking at heavier duty rigs, likely with all the bells and whistles, a diesel drivetrain, and as much chrome as you can...

Quick Drive: The 2020 Ford Explorer ST – Size Matters, Horsepower Matters, and Displacement Apparently Does Not Anymore

We officially live in the age of displacement replacement. The old hot rodding adage that has been used so many millions of times just doesn’t really have the same teeth as it once did. Why?...

Limited Options: There Are Few Places To Find A V8, Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan These Days – We Check Out Three Options

(By Tom Lohnes) – In these times the crossover SUV is the perfect vehicle for many. Although quite practical, crossovers don’t quite spark that sense of power mostly because the majority of...

2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 Road Test: If You Are Going To Spend, Spend Wisely

A couple of weeks ago we told you about our rather underwhelming experience with the 2020 Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic. It was a $62,000 SUV that really didn’t do anything all that well and had an...

2020 Toyota TRD Pro: Long In The Tooth, But Not Much Else

The 2020 Toyota TRD Pro is the latest in a long, long line of Toyota pickup trucks based on a platform that was introduced in 2005 and has been little changed since then. This off-road themed and...

Ballin’ On A Budget: These Former Big Dollar Machines Are Now Selling For Family Sedan Prices

(By Tom Lohnes) – Depreciation is a beautiful thing to car enthusiasts. It lets them buy cool cars that were once over $100,000 from the factory, can now be in your hands for less than...

2020 Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic: Options Galore But Is The Whole Better Than The Sum Of The Parts?

If we were to ask you to guess Mercedes’ best selling model, we’re guessing you’d go somewhere in the sedan range that the company has been so well known for over the course of...

2020 Ram Rebel EcoDiesel: The Ram Brand’s Pickup With Personality Is Even Better With A Diesel

We have been a fan of the Ram Rebel truck since the model came out. Ram has slid us the keys to all of the different machines in the Rebel fold over the course of its existence so far. The V6 truck...

Addition By Subtraction: The 2020 Civic Type-R Sport Dials Back The Gawdy Weird And Keeps The Performance

(Words by Tom Lohnes) – The Honda Civic is a name we all know. Some people love it for the stout and tunable engines, legendary VTEC system and the fact that they can be an entry level hot rod...

Steady As She Goes: The 2020 Honda CR-V All-Wheel-Drive Touring Lacks Surprises, Just What Its Buyers Want

As we have been reporting over the last couple of years, auto manufacturers are dropping sedans and coupes from their product lines because people just are not buying them in volume anymore. Why?...

Chew ‘Em Up and Spit ‘Em Out: The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Is An AWD, Family Hauling Version Of Thor’s Hammer

There are many, many things one could spend $99,500 on in this life. Homes, boats, jewelry, companionship in a city filled with casinos for, well we guess that depends, but nothing you can spend...

Quick Cruise: 2020 Subaru Outback XT – The Station Wagon That Makes Your Crossover Look Even Dumber

We’ve never been fans of crossover SUVs here at BangShift because they are just a giant pile of compromises that lead to vehicles that lack everything from identity to personality and even...

Cubes Are Good: Watch This 441ci LS7 Make 612hp At 6,500RPM On The Dyno

We’re like everyone else in the high performance world these days. We get dazzled by the big numbers that boosted engines produce. Four digit horsepower seems to be as easy to make as falling...

King Of The Heap 2018-19: Round Two, With The Contour SVT Superleggera!

The first Saturday of the month during wintertime is set aside specifically for Heap racing! Since we’re deep enough into 2019 that the novelty can wear off…that means put up the 2019...