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2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe

AMG C 63 S Coupe: Improving awesome! Driving the new C 63 AMG S coupe is an exercise in restraint. I suspect that owning one, then, will be that and many more things. The car’s purpose is simple. To be the best C-Class ever. And it just might be. Along with its sedan counterpart, the C 63s are head and… Read more →

2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro

Audi A4: Veni, Vidi, Vici One normally goes to Venice for a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal and explore the narrow medieval streets on foot, to drink caffè or eat tiramisu in the Piazza San Marco and to marvel at statues of famous explorers, Kings and Queens. It’s certainly not a place you visit to explore by car… Read more →

2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe Enthusiast Edition | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe Enthusiast Edition

Nissan 370Z: Red Zed Redemption Z is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, but instead of spending a ton of money on a big party with lots of fanfare, Nissan has decided to tip its hat to some of the brand’s most faithful followers by knocking 10 grand of the price of its top-selling, entry-level sports coupe. Nissan calls it… Read more →

2016 Nissan Maxima SR | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR

Maxima 4DSC The Original Family Fun-Haver I have many fond memories of the Maxima from my high school days. It was the mid-to-late ’90s when my best friend often arrived in my driveway or out front of school to pick me up in his mom’s third-generation 1992 GXE model. He also owned a Mazda RX-7 10th Anniversary Edition (may it… Read more →

2016 Volvo XC90

Tested: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription

XC90 Inscription: Volvo’s Secret Weapon Volvo has built some impressive vehicles the past few years. The S60 sedan, V60 crossover and their Polestar counterparts are chiefs among them. Go ahead and add the new XC90 to the list. Though not a tuned-up Polestar model, the test mule is a 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription. And it’s gorgeous. At $78,000… Read more →

2015 BMW M4 Cabriolet | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2015 BMW M4 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Cabrio: Top Down There are few things in life as satisfying as hitting the open road in a convertible on a warm and sunny day. Feeling the wind in your hair, sun on your head and shoulders, your favourite tunes playing through the speakers, and with a near unobstructed view of the world around you while enjoying your… Read more →

2015 Ford Edge Sport | Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2015 Ford Edge Sport

The Mustang of Crossovers 2.0 On the mountainous, desert roads outside of Scottsdale (in and around the Tonto National Forest in particular) the Sport model demonstrated that you can have a sporty, dynamic handling crossover vehicle without having to shell out the big bucks for a German steed. When Ford entered the market with the Edge in 2006, the crossover… Read more →

2015 Mercedes-Benz C 400 4MATIC | Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C 400 4MATIC

Vive la C-Klasse! The last time I was in France, I experienced glamping for the first time, and drank Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc trackside at midnight while enjoying the symphony of 50-plus race cars zoom into the Circuit de la Sarthe’s final chicane during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was one heck of an experience, if not a… Read more →

2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS | Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

Hello again, Nismo It didn’t have the amazing 2015 GT-R Nismo exclusive matte grey paint the Juke Nismo RS had at the New York auto show. And I would have preferred the test car – the 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS – come in Sapphire Black or Brilliant Silver. But this Pearl White is sportier than the non-RS model I… Read more →

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG | Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4Matic

Lustworthy The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC has that ‘je ne sais quoi,’ that ‘certain swagger’ if you will. Not because it has one of the longest names in the entire Benz line-up, or because it’s packing the powerful 5.5L AMG biturbo V8 with 550 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. Rather, it’s because this particular bad boy… Read more →