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2016 Lexus IS 200t review: Kicking up a 33-mpg storm

The powerful and precise 2016 Lexus IS 200t is fun to drive down the twisty-turny streets and alleyways of Downtown Atlanta. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

As tested: $45,195 2.0L 4-cyl, 241hp 8-speed auto, 22-33mpg Base model: $37,325 An all-new, “Ultra White” 2016 Lexus IS 200t rolled into my driveway, and it put a smile on my face. The Monroney (window sticker) I’d received in advance said this eight-speed four-cylinder would pump out 241 horsepower but still offer up to 33… Continue reading 2016 Lexus IS 200t review: Kicking up a 33-mpg storm

2015 Lexus ES 350 and IKEA / The new rule on ninth-anniversary gifting

We were a bit ambitious, but we made the cargo fit. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

[Click here to read the review “2015 Lexus ES 350: You don’t need a quicker car”.] Nine years. My wife Joni and I have, as of July 2, been married nine years, and that’s just in this country. Our unofficial wedding ceremony, or “blessing ceremony” as we called it, took place in England two weeks… Continue reading 2015 Lexus ES 350 and IKEA / The new rule on ninth-anniversary gifting

2015 Lexus ES 350: You don’t need a quicker car

The 2015 Lexus ES 350 is a champion in our book. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

[Click here to read the feature story “2015 Lexus ES 350 and IKEA / The new rule on ninth-anniversary gifting.] When it came time to choose a vehicle for another review, I asked my Toyota media relations friends to pick something that would be appropriate for a ninth-anniversary trip to Midtown Atlanta and to be… Continue reading 2015 Lexus ES 350: You don’t need a quicker car

GX 460 review: Puts the beach in reach with energy to spare

  By Danny Harrison danny@fayette-news.com The 2015 Lexus GX 460 our family recently reviewed was delivered just in time for us to put it to a few days’ worth of ’round town testing before subjecting it to perhaps the ultimate test of any SUV: Family vacation at the beach. The verdict? While the beautiful and… Continue reading GX 460 review: Puts the beach in reach with energy to spare