Cars & Car Reviews

Humming Along with the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid Limited from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

A plug-in hybrid. I really love these crossover vehicles that give you all the benefits of an internal combustion engine, including range and the ability to fuel up and continue your road trip with a two minute pit stop in the middle of nowhere, plus the smooth drive and flexibility of electric too. Most plug-in hybrids are optimized for local driving, which is great right now because I find I’m not driving anywhere near as much as usual: The 2019…

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So Much Space! The 2020 Toyota Sienna LTD AWD Minivan from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’ve lost count of how many vehicles I’ve owned in my years of driving, but there’s no question, the roomiest were the minivans. When you have kids and pets, it’s just glorious to have all the space, and modern vans offer features we just dreamt of back in the day, like a blu-ray player for videos and fold-down seat stowage. We started with a Chrysler Town & Country van which was great, but the upgrade to a Toyota Sienna was…

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54mpg for $25K from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

Cultural trends tend to start on the coasts and gradually migrate towards the heartland of America. In a similar fashion, vehicular technology improvements tend to be introduced on the top end (read “expensive”) cars in a auto manufacturer’s lineup, then gradually make their way down to the more entry-level vehicles. Most of the modern wave of car safety tech is now in that place where that migration has borne great fruit. Enter the tricked out, fun 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid…

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The Armageddon-Ready 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4 from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

There’s really no way around it, when you climb into a Jeep Rubicon, you feel like you’re ready for the Earth to rip asunder, roads to vanish, streams to need fording and canyons to need crossing. It exudes a rugged sensibility and it’s very clear why the company continues to enjoy good sales as the Jeep faithful keep buying these sort of toughe 4×4 vehicles. I know, I just finished up a week driving the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon…

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A Glorious Week with the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio AWD SUV from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

A lot of car companies have been around for far longer than you may realize. For example, when I got behind the wheel of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio AWD, I was in the latest vehicle from a company that’s been building cars since way back in 1910. The company started out as ALFA (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) by founder Cavalier Ugo Stella taking over a French car factory on the outskirts of Milan. Five years later engineer and…

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The 2019 Fiat 500X AWD is Chic and Fun Both! from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

I drive a lot of vehicles and perhaps inevitably have become a bit blasé about amenities and design elements that might otherwise excite a new car owner. Hard not to have that happen when I get behind the wheel of so many vehicles. I mean, I can call it “professional sophistication” or “expertise” but it’s more pragmatic: how many different ways can you engage smart cruise control, adjust headlights or pair a phone via bluetooth? Which is why the Rosso…

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Ready For The Worst with the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 4×4 from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

Nowadays Jeep has quite a lineup of SUVs that all follow the same basic design language and frankly look quite similar too.Can you tell the difference between the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Cherokee with the same trim package in the same color? Then again, Jeep has a good thing going and retains its enviable reputation as a solid off-road vehicle that can handle just about any inclement weather or poor driving conditions it encounters. Post apocalypse, you should probably…

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A Weekend in Breckenridge with the 2020 GMC Acadia AWD AT4 from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

My youngest just turned 16 and to celebrate, we all decided to head up to the beautiful mountain ski resort of Breckenridge, Colorado. It’s about a 2 hour drive (depending on traffic, which can be hugely variable) through some of the most lovely terrain on Earth and in the winter, you can go from a stunning vista of snow-covered mountains to an evergreen forest in the blink of an eye. It’s also famously tricky driving as you get to higher…

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Your Next SUV from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

I drive a lot of different vehicles and there are always issues or problems. The dashboard layout will be quirky, the entertainment system will feel ancient or clumsy, and the back seat passengers might be treated like second class citizens with a complete lack of amenities. Then there’s the actual drive experience too; a lot of car manufacturers seem to focus on luxury features rather than a solid, tight driving experience when behind the steering wheel. Add on the variation…

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The 2019 Honda Civic Touring Is A Mixed Bag from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

After spending a week driving the 2019 Honda Civic Touring edition, one can’t help ask whether curbside appeal is sufficient to make a car a great purchase or not. Yes, it has lots of safety features, but there are also a lot of missing elements, odd interface choices, a baffling entertainment system and a surprising lack of modern amenities. But first, let’s start on the outside, because the 2019 Civic body design is beautiful. This is one nice looking sedan…

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