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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

It is one of the most recognizable automobiles ever produced. It was the symbol of a generation back in the 60’s. Cramming as many college kids into one  was national sport but that was then […]

02/06/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Hatchback

Hey! If you think that America can’t produce a good, solid, small car you would be as wrong as my Super Bowl predictions! (I had the Bears meeting The Steelers).

01/28/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2012 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is the gold standard for the family car in America. Comfortable, reliable, not too fancy but not too bland the Camry is a great way to get the family from point A to point B.

01/25/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2011 Nissan NV 2500 Commercial Van

One of the hottest segments of the truck market is the big box commercial van. Roomy haulers that can serve a lot of different types of businesses from ambulances to ice cream trucks and delivery vans and be economical to operate are the backbone of many small businesses.

01/25/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Sedan

Say the word Jetta and most guys say, “Oh yeah…that’s my wife’s car” or “Oh, my girlfriend really wants one of those.” Well did you ever think they might know something you don’t? Like what a good mid $20,000 sports sedan the Jetta GLI is.

01/25/2012

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-Test Drive: 2012 Cadillac SRX AWD Performance Collection

That’s a Cadillac? That’s what I heard more than once as I drove Caddy’s updated SRX through the streets of Pittsburgh. The muscular lines and little styling touches are attracting the luxury crossover buyers in […]

11/10/2011

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test: Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Honda makes a nice attempt at adding a little flair and a lot of sports car to its “Green” lineup with its two-seater CR-Z.

10/29/2011

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: Road Test-2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

I loved Chevy’s Cruze when I drove it a few months ago. Now, Chevy goes itself one better by designing a version that will give you over 40 mpg on the highway almost matching a lot hybrids mileage wise at a lower price.

93-7 The Fan–08/13/2011

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi: 2011 Infiniti G37 S Limited Edition Convertible

If you live in Pittsburgh and want to drop the top on your car you probably want to look at retractable roof hardtops as opposed to the soft top versions. They seal better, hold the […]

93-7 The Fan–08/10/2011

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: 2011 Dodge Durango

The Dodge Boys went to work on their Durango SUV and when they were finished they came up with a sharp-looking, solid family car that like its size…between full size and mid size… is unique.

08/05/2011

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: BMW 335d Sedan

Once again I drive a diesel-powered car that breaks all the misconceptions about diesels here in America.

93-7 The Fan–07/26/2011

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon

Although it is tempting to call Cadillac’s latest entry into the CTS-V luxury/performance line a Corvette station wagon, I won’t. Or at least I will try not to. After all it’s as quick as a […]

93-7 The Fan–07/23/2011

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi:2012 Mazda 5 Minivan

With the price of gas these days, smaller is better when it comes to cars. That’s where Mazda’s scaled down family mover, the 5 shines.

93-7 The Fan–06/10/2011

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-2011 Jaguar XJ L Sedan

Out of all the cars I am lucky enough to drive doing this gig there comes along every once in awhile the car you do not want to give back. The Jaguar XJ is one of those cars.

93-7 The Fan–05/27/2011

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Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi: 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport SLS

Every once in a while when you drive a lot of different cars, you run into one that serves up something you don’t expect.

05/25/2011

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