A convertible, beaches; what else do you need?

I’m out testing a VW Beetle TDI convertible this week at the beach for my upcoming SD Union-Tribune column. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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Going vertical in the new Jeep Cherokee: speed and brake controls keep us from tumbling down 30% grade

You don’t see it in this photo, but car 5, a new Jeep Cherokee, has all kinds of electronics that allow speed to be set to a crawl and stay there even on steep dirt roads. The driver just points it in the right direction… not off the side of the cliff.

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In the desert this weekend to test a Chevy Equinox

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I’m out in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park this weekend to test a Chevy Equinox awd on a few sandy roads. Headed to Fonts Point, a beautiful overlook in the Borrego Badlands. Shouldn’t be much of a challenge for the equinox, which was a pretty good performer on the mountain roads between the desert and San Diego.