Mazda CX-5 Review" A parent's perspective

2016 Mazda CX-5 Review: A Parent’s Perspective

We had the opportunity to test out the 2016 Mazda CX-5 for a week and I wanted to share what we loved most about the car–from a parent’s perspective. I know that many parents opt for a larger car while their kids are younger, then transition to something a bit smaller when they get into the tween and teen years. This is the size car I’ve been thinking about transitioning to, and there are some awesome features in the CX-5…

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Mazda 6 Review

2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring Review

I test drove the 2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring for a week and was so impressed! It’s a great around-town car and the driving features such as cruise control completely impressed me. Now that the boys are getting older, it’s time that we could think about downsizing to a smaller car. The gas mileage in the Mazda6 averages 32 miles per gallon, which is a huge increase over our current car. Here are the things I loved about the Mazda6: The Commander control…

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Kia Sedona Parent's Review

Kia Sedona Parent Review

I think I should start by telling you that we’re not a minivan family. We’ve never had one, and I just don’t see us in one. But then the Kia Sedona came along and make me rethink that.   The Sedona didn’t feel like a minivan with all of the luxurious bells and whistles it came with. The boys have decided they want one now because it’s such a comfortable vehicle. While not looking like a typical minivan is awesome, that’s…

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Review

We recently spent a week with the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the biggest small car we have ever driven. You wouldn’t know it from looking at the outside, but the space in this car is surprisingly big inside! Here’s our parent-perspective review. We were pleasantly surprised by the room in the Outlander–we successfully took it to Costco for our big shopping trip and on a trip to the cleaners, even had a place to put the dry cleaning without hanging it. Is it…

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2014 Kia Soul Review: Disneyland Road Trip

2014 Kia Soul: Perfect for a girls’ road trip

We recently spent a week with the Kia Soul, the urban hatchback car that it seems everyone is talking about. We used the Soul to drive around town, back and forth to school, and for a girls’ only road trip to Disneyland. My very favorite thing about the Soul is the panoramic sunroof!  The glass closer to the front of the car fully opens, while the glass towards the back allows light in. It’s the fun of a convertible without all…

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Road Trip Activities to keep your little ones busy!

Road Trip Activities for Kids

Summer is all about spending time with your family, and what’s a better way to get closer than being cooped up in a car for hours on end? Although going on a road trip can be a great way to get some quality family time, it can also get a little boring after the first few miles. The kids start to get bored and we all know how much trouble bored kids can get into. You can keep this from…

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Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition: A Family Review

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Review

I spent a week driving the new king of Toyota’s truck line-up: the 2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 CrewMax 4×4. Wow. That’s my big take away. The truck is huge. HUGE. We’re using to driving big cars, so that wasn’t anything new. The interior space inside the Tundra was something I didn’t expect. The boys loved it. My husband loved it. It’s comfortable, it’s fast, it’s safe–It is a pretty amazing truck. Exterior Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert allow the…

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2014 Toyota Highlander Review

2014 Toyota Highlander Review

I recently reviewed the 2014 Toyota Highlander for a week and to be honest… fell in love. The 2nd row of captain’s chairs makes it easy to get to the back row. We also loved the fold-down table between the chairs. There was plenty of room in the back seat for little (and big) legs. I drove a few friends to dinner one night and everyone was comfortable in both the front and back seats. Running errands was a breeze!…

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Rob Dyrdek sets a Guinness World Record in CA yesterday with the Chevy Sonic.

Teen Favorite Rob Dyrdek Guinness World Record With Chevy Sonic!

It’s a fact. Teens love Rob Dyrdek. And stunts. Teens love stunts. Television star and former professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car Thursday, February 13, 2014. He was driving (in reverse… did you catch that?) in a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS Turbo in Valencia, California. The Sonic, starting under $15,000, is the only sub-compact assembled in the U.S. and comes with the most standard safety equipment in…

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Buick Encore: A Busy Mom's Review

Buick Encore Review

This vehicle was loaned to us for the purpose of a review. As always, all opinions are my own.  We test drove the 2014 Buick Encore for one week and loved having the luxury feel of a Buick in a smaller crossover vehicle. Perhaps the best thing about the Encore for our family was the gas money that we saved while driving it! The four-wheel drive model Encore offers an estimated 25 MPG (city) and 33 MPG (highway). With a standard…

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Tackling My Bucket List With The Ford C-Max

Tackling My Bucket List With The Ford C-Max #CMaxDrive

Drive the California coastline. Check. See the Golden Gate Bridge. Check. Road trip with a girlfriend? Check. Check. Drive a… Ford C-Max? Check. I didn’t even know it was on my bucket list, but driving a Ford C-Max Hybrid down the California coastline was definitely bucket list-worthy. Have you driven a C-Max Hybrid yet? It’s fun. No, seriously. It’s a fun car to drive! The LCD cluster-panel gives you real time feedback on your driving, including grading your stops with the…

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Come With Me To The LA Auto Show! #LAASGM

I’m on my way to LA! Those of you who have been here for a while will remember that I took this trip last year and had the time of my life – now I invite you to follow along with this year’s trip! Hashtags for Twitter and Instagram: #LAAutoShow, #LAASGM Instagram username: beccaludlum Twitter: @becascrazyboys Facebook: Our Crazy Boys See you soon!

2011 LA Auto Show – A Mom’s Perspective

Did I tell you how much fun I had at the auto show? Yes. I went to the auto show. Without my boys. With my girl. I know what you’re thinking. It’s the same thing I was thinking. “Why am I going to the auto show? I don’t blog about cars. I don’t really know about cars.” But I drive cars. And I ride in them. And I put my boys in them. So, technically, I’m an expert. And because…

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GMC Terrain

My Week With The GMC Terrain

I love my car. That being said, I’m getting about 14 miles per gallon out of it. Did I mention that I live about 15 miles from civilization? So, yes. One gallon of gas (or $3.20ish) to get to the store. It’s getting old. We were thinking about downsizing, and like magic, I met the amazing GMC corporate trio (Joe, Lisa, and Andrea) at BlogHer last month. They took the MomMob out for breakfast at an amazing diner and wowed…

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