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Dan Croutch

Dan is a freelance automotive writer and YouTuber (DanDrives). He enjoys all things pickup trucks, classic cars and minivans (really). Fascinated by technology and cars. EV hopeful, but slightly skeptic. He blogs at http://dan.croutch.ca occasionally, tweets @dcroutch obsessively.

Is Tesla falling victim to its own success?

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The darling child Tesla is very good at what it does. The man who founded them, Elon Musk, has proven that intelligence, boldness and heavy doses of confidence goes very far in creating success. His confidence has found its way into his companies, where Tesla is no exception. It takes …

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How to buy a used car

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Buying a car is fun. Buying a used car is real fun. The thrill of the hunt. Chasing leads, digging through piles of mediocrity in online classifieds. In truth, spending many thousands of your hard-earned dollars on a used car is all kinds of stressful. Best case, you wind up …

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2017 Lexus RX350 F Sport review

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When you’re the top of the pack, expectations are that you’ll be the best there is. The Lexus RX350 has been the top selling luxury SUV for some time now, and continues to be a leader in volume. The current generation features the most power, aggressive styling and performance this …

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Ford pulls the cover off the all new Expedition

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There’s a new Expedition in town, finally. After a successful redesign of the F-150, Ford seemed to forget about the full framed SUV which shares a platform. While the outgoing Expedition did enjoy some of the EcoBoost updates, the interior and design were growing stale. Now, alongside a refresh to …

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2017 Honda Civic Coupe review

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There is a long history to the Honda Civic. These cars have become so synonymous with the street scene, there are even hashtags to describe them. As a car for the every-person, however, Honda has many Civics to choose from. The sportiest is the Coupe, a two-door car with just …

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2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk review

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There are very few cars that have a cringe-worthy response quite like the original Jeep Compass. The outgoing model isn’t attractive and poorly built. There wasn’t much Jeeply about the Compass. That’s all changed for 2017, however. Freshly redesigned, from the ground up, this is a whole new Jeep Compass. …

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2017 Ford F-150 Lariat Sport review

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The Ford F-150. North America’s best selling vehicle for what seems like eternity now. Decades in reality. In 2014, Ford upset the truck world by suggesting that they use something other than steel. They continue their trend bucking by refreshing their F-150. New for 2017, just ahead of the actual …

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2017 Honda Ridgeline review

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What makes a truck? For traditionalists it requires two things: A body and a frame. But since it was announced to the public over a decade ago, the Honda Ridgeline stood to challenge this tried and tested law of truck. While it hasn’t really taken much bite out of the …

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited review

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Oftentimes, when a manufacture wants to reset the reputation of a model or lineup, they’ll use a new name on an existing product. Typically, though, the new name isn’t that of an older, somewhat successful and completely unrelated product. That’s what Chrysler has done with the 2017 Pacifica, however. Brand …

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