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Jesus R. Garcia

Jesus R. Garcia is an automotive journalist and contributor to Future Motoring. He's a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

2017 Kia Soul review

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Turbo, the Baby Kia Hamster The new ad for the 2017 Kia Soul Turbo, in case you missed it, opens with a hospital delivery room. A baby hamster named Turbo is making a jailbreak escape set to the tune of Ace of Spades by Mötorhead. Turbo ends his escape with …

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Talking Cars with Jay Leno


There’s an expression when it comes to meeting your heroes and that is that you should never meet them. However, in recent months I’ve had the good fortune of meeting and speaking to many of my own personal heroes and each one has been more surreal than the last. This …

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2017 Kia Cadenza Review

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Cheap Stigma Remember when Kia was synonymous with cheap disposable transportation? The K-cars from Korea? In 2010 everything changed when they debuted the redesigned Kia Optima and made the automotive world stand up and say, “This is a Kia?” (Ed. – Is that a Buick?) Since then Kia has been …

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2018 Ford Expedition Dallas Reveal Photo Gallery

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Texas Full-Size On February 7th, Ford announced the fourth generation 2018 Ford Expedition in Fresno, TX at the Ford Center home of the Dallas Cowboy’s training camp. Choosing to unveil an all new vehicle days before the Chicago Auto show means Ford got our attention before the competition, like being …

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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What’s a CUV? Being in automotive media means that now all my friends and family members often ask for my opinion on cars. They also ask about automotive trends. One friend in particular mentioned that it was getting harder to distinguish an SUV from a crossover. You have compact and …

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Review

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The CX-3 is now in its sophomore year of production. It has made its presence known at the crossover lunch table that it is here to stay. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 is smaller than the Mazda 3, but sold as a subcompact crossover. It’s a term I never understood. Why …

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