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The 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum Edition Review: In recent years, the Infiniti QX80 has topped my list of dream SUVs for road trips. It’s so spacious, so quiet and so sumptuously smooth that it makes a Cadillac Escalade shod with 22-inch wheels feel like a dump truck in comparison, so I can’t think of any SUV I’d rather drive on the highway. The QX80 is just that good, assuming you want an old-school, cotton-candy luxury ride like I do. Well, now the big Infiniti has some fresh competition from its corporate cousins at Nissan. The new 2017 Nissan Armada rides on the same platform, drives with almost the same panache and even shares much of the same styling with the QX80, all while starting at a dramatically lower price.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum

 

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review: At a time when American roadways seem to be overflowing with crossover vehicles, ones that visually project toughness without actually being SUVs, it’s refreshing to drive one with some authenticity. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is nothing if not authentic. This is a vehicle that has always offered a breadth of capability that few can match. It’s clearly a luxury vehicle with creature comforts and buttery smoothness for drivers who want to pamper themselves in a leather and wood cocoon.

'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid Review: The Volvo XC90 is a handsome, luxurious, comfortable, fuel efficient, and expensive large crossover. All brand new, it’s a huge step forward for the Chinese-owned Swedish brand. The old model, which was based on former owner Ford’s platform, is replaced by an all-new Scalable Product Architecture, which allows Volvo to build multiple cars off of the same structure, saving development time and expense.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2016 Volvo XC90 T8

The 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid Review: The Volvo XC90 is a handsome, luxurious, comfortable, fuel efficient, and expensive large crossover. All brand new, it’s a huge step forward for the Chinese-owned Swedish brand. The old model, which was based on former owner Ford’s platform, is replaced by an all-new Scalable Product Architecture, which allows Volvo to build multiple cars off of the same structure, saving development time and expense.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2016 Volvo XC90 T8

 

The 2016 Lincoln MKX Black Label Review: To me, the new 2016 MKX feels like a turning point for Lincoln, taking the brand to a place it hasn’t been for years. I’ve always thought Lincoln, at least recently, doesn’t fight hard enough at the top of the market where all the world’s great luxury vehicles struggle for dominance, in that rarefied air where prices regularly top $70 grand. Yet here I am driving the all-new MKX for 2016, and it doesn’t just feel like it’s good for the money or good for an American luxury car. For the first time in a long time, it feels like a vehicle that I might actually buy over a top-of-the-line, extremely pricey BMW, Mercedes or Lexus. That’s a very bold statement, but hear me out.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2016 Lincoln MKX Black Label

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator L Review: A gigantic Lincoln Navigator with a V6 engine? I couldn’t have imagined it a few years ago, but I find myself sitting in one today. While the Navigator has always come with a big, unabashedly thirsty V8 before now, Lincoln decided to drop the eight-cylinder engine in favor of one that’s more in tune with the times: a twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6 for 2015.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2015 Lincoln Navigator L

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade Review: Caddy’s giant SUV gets a makeover, but is it in tune with the times? While it may not sell in the same numbers it did when Lehman Brothers was still around, the Cadillac Escalade remains the go-to choice for people who like their luxury big and brash. And now, after a complete redesign for 2015, it’s doubling down on that formula.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2015 Cadillac Escalade

The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review: Every once in a while I drive a Toyota that seems like it has the wrong badge on the hood. That’s what happened this week while checking out the new Highlander, which was equipped, at least on my test car, with so many gadgets, so much high-end trim, and such a soft, smooth ride that I’d swear it was a Lexus.

'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Review: The Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s best-selling vehicle. Positioned as a heart-of-the-market standard-sized SUV, it can be anything from a family wagon to a luxury off-roader. It has led Jeep to its most successful year ever in 2013.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Review: The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a popular choice for comfortable on-and-off road motoring for more than two decades. Built since day one in Detroit for American tastes, it has been refined and expanded over the years as one of Chrysler's big success stories.

'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

The 2012 Cadillac SRX Premium Collection Review: Whenever I've driven big Cadillac’s in the past, I've always felt that Cadillac doesn't actually make their own engines. They steal them from tugboats and fill them full of thick, lumpy, cream gravy. That's how a Cadillac V8 feels, heavy, muscular and slightly blue collar, but also nice and smooth for wafting Grandma down the highway in silence. It was a weird feeling, then, to drive the 2012 Cadillac SRX and discover an engine that was stolen from a sports car, not a tugboat.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2012 Cadillac SRX

The 2012 Buick Enclave AWD Premium Review: Minivans are among the most practical vehicles ever sold. They're perfect for families. Unfortunately, they're also kind of ugly, and come with that "soccer mom" stigma. Buick, it seems, has found the perfect solution for this problem with the Enclave, a luxurious crossover vehicle that's nearly as practical as a minivan, and about as pretty as a big, family-friendly vehicle can be.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2012 Buick Enclave 

The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI SUV Review: Despite its odd name, the Touareg fits in pretty well here, where family size SUVs are the norm. The German company’s entry in the U.S. market is redone for 2011, but it still seems much the same, and that’s good.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2011 VW Touareg TDI

2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review: If you just signed your first recording contract with Def Jam, Cadillac has built an SUV just for you. It's called the Escalade ESV Platinum Edition, and it's meant for people who look at an ordinary Escalade and say, "It's not big enough. It's not comfortable enough. It's not flashy enough. Give me something bigger and better."

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2011 Cadillac Escalade

Range Rover Review: Every time I drive a Land Rover I'm left with the same impression: This is what it's like to drive a real SUV. The Land Rover engineers managed to cram a 5.0-liter, 510 horsepower supercharged V8 engine under the hood of the Range Rover Sport, and the outcome is mind-blowing speed in a vehicle that just doesn't look like it should go that fast.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2010 Range Rover Sport

Nissan Armada Titanium Edition Review: After starting as a rough-and-tumble SUV to compete with the full-size American models, Nissan's huge Armada has taken a new direction. It hasn't gotten smaller and more nimble like the crossover vehicles that are cropping up. It's stayed big, heavy and brawny, with four-wheel drive and V8 power. It's just gotten more refined.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2010 Nissan Armada

Infiniti QX56 Review: From the very beginning, size has been the ultimate automotive luxury. Even in the olden days, when Duesenbergs wafted the world's rich and powerful down the road, it wasn't just technology and performance that made people notice luxury cars. It was their sheer size.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2009 Infiniti QX56

Hybrid SUV Review: The GMC Yukon Hybrid drives with the power and oomph of a full-size SUV and it gets drastically improved gas mileage from its hybrid powertrain. Mileage is improved 50 percent compared with the non-hybrid Yukon, according to government ratings.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Review: When you think of hybrids, you probably imagine dorky little wedge-shaped cars that look like they belong in a bad science fiction movie. But not all hybrids are like that. This week I drove a hybrid that can tow 6,200 pounds with a massive, 6.0-liter V8 engine. And, oh yeah, it's a huge SUV.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2009 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

Infiniti Review: The new Infiniti FX looks and feels different from other luxury SUVs, opting for a more polarizing body style and a high-tech cabin.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2009 Infiniti FX35 RWD

Hybrid Review: Cadillacís Escalade has been a big success for the brand. It takes the full-size SUV platform it shares with Chevrolet and GMC and loads in luxury features and then throws in some Cadillac styling and plenty of big chrome logos and presto! The King of Bling is now the Hybrid King of Bling!

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

SUV REVIEW:  The seven-passenger Audi Q7 has the rock solid feeling of a German luxury car plus Audi is known for making some of the best automotive interiors on the market today. While it's not quite up to the same standards as the phenomenal Audi A8 sedan, the Q7 still has one of the nicest cabins of any luxury SUV.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2008 Audi Q7

SUV REVIEW: Is this thing a hybrid? The Yukon Hybrid leaves no doubts about its gas-electric drive train thanks to the Hybrid stickers and logos peppered all over this new hybrid SUV.

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AutoWire 2008 GMC Yukon Denali XL Hybrid

SUV REVIEW:  The GMC Yukon XL Denali has a body that seems to go on for miles. It's more than 18 feet long, or bigger than many bedrooms.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2008 GMC Yukon Denali XL

San Francisco: It's really amazing that some vehicles ever leave the drawing board. Sitting atop Ford's SUV heap today is the Expedition EL, a stretched-out version of the Expedition that would have been a wonderful SUV 10 years ago

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AutoWire 2007 Expedition EL 4x4

San Francisco:  If you think your job is boring, consider what it must be like working for the Swedish military. It wouldnít have been so dull back in the 80ís because Sweden had an unspoken enemy, that big red bear to the east.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2007 Volvo XC90

San Francisco: Credit the Cadillac Escalade for much of the General Motors divisionís growth in the 21st Century. Not long ago, the division, once the Standard of the World, was attracting mostly traditional well-heeled retirees. Sales dropped as this buyer group, well, diminished, and Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, and others nibbled away at the market.

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AutoWire 2007 Cadillac Escalde

San Francisco: Not content to be left out of the luxury SUV market, Audi introduced its Q7 for 2007 with everything short of the proverbial kitchen sink. There is certainly room for one; itís just not on the order sheet. At nearly 17 feet long and about 5,400 pounds, this Audi takes up plenty of driveway.

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AutoWire 2007 Audi Q7

San Francisco:  Here's what you'd get if a five-star general went on "Pimp My Ride." It's the Hummer H2, a smaller, civilized version of the military machine that chases third-world dictators.

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AutoWire 2006 Hummer H2 SUT

San Francisco: Based on the same platform as Nissanís Titan pickup truck, the huge Infiniti QX56 offers luxury on a grand scale with room for eight people and lots of standard amenities. Leather seats, a navigation system and a rear-view camera are just a few of the luxuries that come standard on Infinitiís QX56.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2006 Infiniti QX56

San Francisco: When Mercedes Benz leaped into the American sport utility market back in 1997, they modeled their new ML series on the popular SUVs of the day, such as the Ford Explorer. They even built a brand-new assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Over the years, more than half a million units have rolled out of that factory, about half of them exported out of the U.S.

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AutoWire 2006 Mercedes Benz ML500

San Francisco: The big news at Jeep this year is the largest Jeep of all, the brand new Commander. Loaded with traditional design cues and Trail Rated offroad virtues, it offers something no Jeep has provided before, a third row seat.

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AutoWire 2006 Jeep Commander

San Francisco:  A sensuous, curvy front end makes the 2006 Navigator fit in with the rest of Lincoln's high-class lineup. Power deployable running boards are a flashy option, as they disappear under the body after the doors are closed for a clean, uncluttered look.

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AutoWire 2006 Lincoln Navigator

San Francisco:  Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. There are the imaginary ones under the bed (they arenít really there, right?). Then you have the cute ones recently featured in myriad animated movies. Then there are the monsters of the road, the tractor-trailers traveling the highways of America, and now the land yachts of this generation, the mighty SUV.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha

San Francisco: A few weeks ago the General Motors OnStar media rep called and offered me a new GM vehicle to road test with the OnStar communications system fully activated. Of course I said, sure send it over, and Iíll let you know what I think about it. So in rolls a 2005 Hummer H2 SUT, a Sport Utility Truck model with a pickup bed in the back. OK, do they really think this thing is gonna get stuck in the mud and need a tow? Well, of course not. GMís OnStar system can do a lot more that call a tow truck.

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'99 Volkswagen Passat Sport Sedan 2005 Hummer H2 SUT

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San Francisco: If you’re looking for a really comfortable midsize sport utility vehicle, you can now buy one at your local Buick dealership. Yes, Buick, provider of softly sprung full sized and midsized sedans, has a new team member.

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AutoWire 2004 Buick Rainier

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San Francisco: From the 350Z sports car, to the dramatically restyled Maxima, to its first full-size Titan pickup, Nissan is reinventing itself before our eyes. Now, the company that introduced the tiny mini pickup to Americans in the 1960s presents a true competitor to the full-size American sport utility vehicle.

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AutoWire 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada

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2003 Hummer H2

San Francisco: Finally…we had some time in the all-new Hummer 2, or H2, affectionately referred to by those who drive one, or aspire to drive one. It is every bit as fun as one would guess. For those who are not "believers" it may be difficult to fathom what is so appealing about the H2. Drive one and you’ll be hooked like the rest of us.

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AutoWire 2003 Hummer H2

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2003 Ford Expedition

SAN FRANCISCO:  While most companies seem content to focus on the small or mid-size SUV, Ford and Chevrolet have been waging an all-out war for the crown of the biggest, baddest, most functional SUV on the planet. Ford has a new Expedition for 2003, so look out Tahoe!

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AutoWire 2003 Ford Expedition

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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500

SAN FRANCISCO:  If Tiffany's were in Borneo, this is how you'd get there. Okay, of all the useless SUVs in the world, this is the most. Who really needs an SUV with a 5-liter, SOHC V8 putting out 292 rip snorting horsepower? Who really wants an SUV that looks like the box its more cultured brethren came in? Who really wants a vehicle that simply screams "LOOK AT ME"? Lord help me, I do.

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AutoWire 2002 Mercedes-Benz G500

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2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT

SAN FRANCISCO: Hatchbacks have never been too popular in the United States. Most people seem to prefer large wagons, an SUV, or a minivan, over smallish economy cars with an increased carrying capacity, compared to a sedan. Enter the new for 2002 Mazda Protťgť.

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AutoWire 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL

SAN FRANCISCO: The Rendezvous is Buick's new entry into the growing SUV craze that has America looking like the "sportiest nation in the world". The Rendezvous is a cross breed of SUV, minivan, and sedan that ends up being a surprisingly functional, sweet-driving winner.

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AutoWire 2002 Buick Rendezvous

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

SAN FRANCISCO: When most people think of Jeeps, they think one of two things: Either the brutally simple World War II Jeep workhorse or today’s aerodynamic and plush Jeep Grand Cherokees. After spending a week in the latter, it became clear to me that every Jeep, no matter how fully loaded with luxury amenities, is actually both vehicle types in spirit.

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AutoWire 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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2001 Acura MDX

SAN FRANCISCO:  The Acura MDX is more than just a new luxury sport utility vehicle. Besides providing four-wheel-drive traction and a tall view of the road, it also delivers the driving pleasure found in a touring sedan and the useful passenger and cargo capacity of a minivan.

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AutoWire 2001 Acura MDX

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2001 Volvo V70 XC AWD Wagon

SAN FRANCISCO:  When AutoWire.Net asks people about luxury cars, most will name off the typical nameplates. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, or maybe Infiniti and Acura. Some people might go on and on about Cadillac, or even Lincoln. But few people we know talk about Volvo. And that is truly unfortunate.

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AutoWire 2001 Volvo V70 XC AWD Wagon

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2001 Mitsubishi Montero

SAN FRANCISCO:  Mitsubishi’s third-generation Montero SUV is all new from stem to stern. For starters, unit-body construction has replaced the previous body on separate frame construction, which according to Mitsubishi has increased torsional rigidity three-fold.

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AutoWire 2001 Mitsubishi Montero

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2000 AM General Hummer

SAN FRANCISCO:  Buying a Hummer is like having a baby. You can never afford one, but they're fun to look at and play with. And they're also loud, uncomfortable and by the end of the first month, the newness wears off. So, why do couples continue to have babies, and why does the AM General Hummer continue to be a hot item for the rich and famous?

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AutoWire 2000 AM General Hummer

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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe

SAN FRANCISCO:  Funny that Chevrolet would title the top of the price sheet for the Tahoe "Current Generation." Just what does that mean? Maybe the General’s a little touchy because Dodge & Ford have brought out all new trucks recently while Chevy has to soldier along with what amounts to as yesterday’s product. But still, yesterday’s product is pretty decent. I’ve got to admit, and this comes from an avowed Ford guy, that the Tahoe, especially in the LTD version, is one heck of a nice looking truck. Better looking to me than the Ford Expedition.

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AutoWire 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe

 

2000 Ford Excursion

SAN FRANCISCO:  I have to admit that it was with much glee that I drove around in a new Ford Excursion for a week, smiling at Chevy Suburban drivers and thinking, "Mine's bigger than yours." For years, Suburban-ites have gloated they owned the biggest sport utility vehicle on the road. But no more – now that the Ford Excursion has hit the highways, chugging along, taking up lots of space and guzzling lots of gasoline.

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AutoWire 2000 Ford Excursion

 

'99 AM General Hummer

SAN FRANCISCO:  The bright red Hummer Wagon that showed up in my driveway looked a bit like a Brink's armored truck. I wasn't sure if I wanted to drive this monster in city traffic. Was I surprised when I actually drove it.

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AutoWire'99 AM General Hummer

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