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Nissan's Under $20K Urban Hauler...The Versa Note. Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

“Yo Vinnie! Waddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV

Funny how life works sometimes… when I was at IMPA Track Days last week, I wanted to drive Nissan’s cool-looking small hatchback the 2014 Versa Note and never got around to it. Maybe I was having so much fun rolling around in the funky Juke NISMO that I failed to notice the time. But on Tuesday morning what shows up at the office but Nissan’s Versa Note!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/26/2013

2013 Ford Fusion (Photo Credit: Vinnie Richichi)

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: Road Test-2013 Ford Fusion EcoBoost

Quite simply put, the Ford Fusion might be the best car out there in the mid-size non-luxury category.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/09/2013

2014 Mazda 6 Grand Touring

Drivetime: “Yo Vinnie! Whaddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2014 Mazda 6 Grand Touring

This week it’s seven days in a Mazda which always makes me happy. This deep red beauty is the new Mazda 6 Grand Touring.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/08/2013

A quick trip to Canonsburg for some much needed ice cream.

Drivetime…”Yo Vinnie. Waddya Driving This Week?” BMW X3

The question I am asked the most by people who know I test and critique cars for a living (besides can you get me a deal?) is Yo Vinnie, what are you driving this week? So something new…my first impressions of what I am driving this week. Short sweet and to the point. Some inside scoop on the cars I drive before the full review.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/22/2013

Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime with Vinnie Richichi-Road Test: 2013 GMC Acadia Denali

The midsize SUV is alive and well and thriving at GMC! That’s my takeaway after spending a week in the hot off the presses GMC Acadia Denali.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/20/2013

Something for Everyone at Carlisle Photo Credit Carlisle Events

Drivetime Interview: Pennsylvania’s Automotive Mecca, Carlisle Events Is Revved Up & Ready!

Whatever your taste in cars from collector to hot rod, Ford to foreign, tuner to Model A there is an event for you at Carlisle, Pa.

93-7 The Fan–04/14/2013

Photo courtesy Brenda Priddy

Drivetime Interview: Confessions Of An Automotive Spy Photographer

She stands by the side of the road waiting for a car that very few people know about and even less have seen. Once she gets it in her sights she has literally seconds to snap photos of it after what could be hours out in the cold.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/13/2013

1997 Jackie Robinson Tribute Album- Various Artists Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

Beyond the Baselines: The Jackie Robinson Story In Music

With the Jackie Robinson biopic “42” hitting movie theaters and Major League Baseball celebrating Jackie Robinson Day on Monday, April 15, the man who broke baseball’s color line at Brooklyn’s Ebbett’s Field in 1947 has come alive once again to a whole new generation of people who might not realize what Robinson or his legacy means to our lives today.

93-7 The Fan–04/13/2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: Road Test – 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0 AWD

In a crowded field of mid-size SUV/Crossovers, Hyundai’s 2013 Santa Fe Sport does a lot to make it stand out from the pack. On this edition of Drivetime we take a look at the the latest version of the Hyundai family hauler.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/08/2013

2013 Ford Focus ST Photo Credit:Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2013 Ford Focus ST 5 Door Hatchback

If you are Ford, you already have a winner in the Focus. It is one of the best small cars out there in all of its variations.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/07/2013

One of last years highlights...Terrafugia's Flying Car. Photo by Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi – A Look Back At The 2012 New York International Auto Show

With the the 2013 New York International Auto Show closing in fast (it runs March 29 to April 3 at The Javits Center in New York City) I thought it might be a good time to look back at what was hot, cool, electric, muscular and sexy at last years show.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/24/2013

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Photo Courtesy: Ford

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2013 Ford C-Max

On this edition of  Drivetime, we look at the Ford attempt at meeting the Toyota Prius head on… the C-Max Hybrid. The crossover, which slips into the void left by the old boxy Escape, is […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/21/2013

(Photo Credit: KMA)

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: 2014 Kia Forte and Sorento

I recently had a chance to spend a day driving two of Kia’s new vehicles, the compact Forte and the midsize crossover Sorento through the desert country outside of Phoenix and both cars made a spectacular first impression on me as well as the assembled media.

CBS Pittsburgh–02/08/2013

(Photo Credit: Vinnie Richichi)

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2013 Cadillac XTS All-Wheel Drive

The Cadillac XTS all-wheel drive offers world-class build quality, intuitive electronics, comfortable seating, connected driving and sharp design that, simply put, will compete with anything in it’s class.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/13/2013

2012 Hyundai Azera Photo Credit: Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi – Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Azera

We already know that Hyundai can build a pretty spectacular small car but how do they do when they dip their toes into the luxury end of the pool? If the Hyundai Azera that I recently put through its paces is any indication, they swim pretty good at the deep end.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/09/2013

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