Saturday, November 28, 2015

Scott Sturgis

Scott Sturgis’ love for the automobile blossomed at an early age: His greatest joy was having his mother or father wheel his stroller to the main drag of his tiny hometown to watch the cars and trucks pass by. He began writing about cars for the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer in 2001. Later he started writing articles for the New York Times.

The goal of Driver's Seat? Real-world reviews of real-world cars. Most of us drive mainly to work, the mall, or the kid's recital, and we want vehicles that offer some comfort and a minimum of embarrassment.

We spend more time stuck in traffic than cruising winding seaside lanes. Performance usually means "Do the windows fog up excessively?" "Can I figure out the blasted stereo controls on the fly?" "Will it be worth anything when it's time to trade up?" or "Will the melted crayons come out of the seats?" (Alas, the answer to that last question is almost always: "Not entirely.")

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When Kristen Breslin faces an obstacle, she turns it into an opportunity - not the easy way out. Midway through the Great Recession, she could feel the end of the road for her job at an auto-parts store looming, and decided it was time to build a new skill set and move on.
2015 Ford Mustang I4 Coupe Premium: Four-banger 'Stang for the slow lane? Price: $35,665 as tested. ($29,170 base price for the four-cylinder; options not noted below include adaptive cruise control for $1,195 and voice-activated navigation for $795.)

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