Ron Beasley

Ron Beasley is the automotive editor for Miami’s Community Newspapers. He may be contacted by calling 305-662-2277, ext. 261, or by addressing email correspondence to LetsTalkCars@aol.com.

Chevy Volt looking good with gas around $4 a gallon

2012 Chevy Volt has bold, sleek styling with wide front and rear tracks, a wheels-out stance and a sculpted belt line.

With gasoline approaching $4 a gallon, it might be time to take another look at the growing number of electric vehicles available today. The Chevrolet Volt should be at the top of your list if you’re considering an electric new-car purchase; it’s safe, economical, has a 379-mile range with its ...

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Jaguar XJL is an elegant flagship luxury sedan

Jaguar XJ has a sleek coupe-like profile, a lithe stance and a standard full-length panoramic glass roof.

I don’t think there’s a better highway cruiser than the Jaguar XJL. That’s the long wheelbase version of Jaguar’s flagship sedan. It’s big, powerful and comfortable, and the ride is something like jetting along in a rocket ship, so smooth and quiet you hardly know you’re moving, even at 85 ...

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2012 Buick Regal GS is a sporty turbo sedan

Buick Regal has a unique grille, decklid spoiler and integrated, trapezoidal exhaust outlets.

Buick fans, rejoice! There’s a new turbocharged stick-shift model available that’s sporty, smaller and really fun to drive. The 2012 Buick Regal GS is a midsize four-door sedan that’s built in Germany and based on the award-winning Opel Insignia platform. You would have to go back to 1987 to find ...

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Mazda3 refreshed for 2012, adds SKYACTIV technology

Mazda3 has a bolder stance, a new front fascia and updated five-point grille opening for both sedan and hatchback styles.

Mazda finally has brought its SKYACTIV fuel-saving and performance technologies to North America, adding the innovative equipment to the popular 2012 Mazda3. Redesigned for the 2010 model year, the 2012 Mazda3’s exterior has been refined for a bolder look, and given a new front fascia and an updated five-point grille ...

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