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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi – 1st Impression: Scion iQ

I’ve got to admit, I was all prepared not to like the Scion iQ minicar. I have been around long enough to remember the Isetta and the Messerschmitt… two mini city cars from the ’50s that were unique in that the only way in and out was through a door that opened the front of the car.

07/15/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: 1st Impression 2012 Mercedes Benz SLK 350 Roadster

If you are like me, a warm summer night, a purring exhaust and a top down on a roadster is just about as good as it gets. There is just something about taking that long ride through the backroads after a tough day that makes whatever it is that ails you feel a lot better.

07/14/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-First Impression: 2012 FIAT 500 Abarth

If you have heard my reviews of the FIAT 500 or Cinquecento as it is known in Italy you know that I am very fond of the Chrysler parent corporation’s re-entry into the US market. […]

07/09/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test:2012 Kia Soul!

If James Brown is the Godfather of Soul then Kia’s Soul is the Godfather of the small boxy car.

06/05/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test:2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

The name of the game these days in family cars is simply mileage. That is what the average consumer who is car shopping for transportation is looking for.

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-Road Test 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4 Motion

In a crowded class of compact crossover/SUV’s, Volkswagen’s Tiguan stands tall…literally. A high roofline and lots of glass make VW’s freshly facelifted hauler feel roomy and gives it great visibility from the drivers seat.  It’s […]

05/02/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2012 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

You know what you are going to get with a Volvo don’t you? Well you know it’s going to be safe and well built. But, what the 2012 XC60 also gives you is a lot of style.

04/30/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test:2012 Buick Verano

The Buick Verano compact sedan is the latest step in General Motors total makeover of the formerly stodgy brand. Instead of being a car that grandpa might drive, the Verano looks and feels like it would be much more comfortable living in the garage of the 30 something car buyer that is looking for luxury but not looking to pay the luxury car price.

04/24/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-Road Test: 2012 Hyundai Veloster

I’m pretty sure when I do my 2012 look back at the 10 coolest cars I drove in 2012,  the Hyundai Veloster is going to be on the list. One door on one side, two […]

04/16/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-Road Test: 2012 Toyota Prius V

Driving a Prius has become a status symbol. Toyota’s iconically shaped hybrid gives you instant environmental street cred and says to the world that you care about greenhouse gasses, emissions and leaving less of a […]

04/16/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi: More From The Pittsburgh International Auto Show

Producer Drake Donovan and I recently took a trip through the Pittsburgh International Auto Show which was held over at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Topless SUV’s, the biggest price sticker I have ever […]

03/07/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi: Road Test 2012 Lexus CT200h Hybrid

The knock on hybrids…they feel more like appliances than they do cars. Well it looks like Lexus may have found the formula that gives you a drivers car instead of a refrigerator. The CT200h might […]

03/07/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi: A visit to the 2012 Pittsburgh International Auto Show

The 2012 Pittsburgh International Auto Show runs through Monday February 20 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Come on and take a walk with me as I look at some of the new and […]

93-7 The Fan–02/17/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi: Road Test 2012 Mercedes Benz CLS550

Every once in a while doing this gig I get into a car that I don’t want to get out of. That when my week is up testing it I say “come as late as […]

02/10/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi: A look at the Infiniti QX56

If you are looking to go BIG…live in the lap of luxury…drive something that carries 7 people in style…and tips the scales at a whopping 75 grand…then baby have I got the SUV for you! […]

02/08/2012

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