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Bob Plunkett is a veteran automotive reporter whose articles have appeared in industry and consumer magazines for 30 years. He currently produces syndicated automotive reports published weekly newspapers across North America, putting the reader in the driver's seat for a hands-on feel of a vehicle. An adventurer, Plunkett has raced cars, scaled mountains, dived with sharks and run on foot across entire countries to research his articles. For the decade of the 1980s he reported on automotive subjects for an Arkansas newspaper, and during that time wrote speeches for a young Arkansas governor, Bill Clinton. Today, Plunkett still writes from his Arkansas home, but he travels extensively, crisscrossing the globe to drive new cars.

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Compact Sedan and Wagon

Subaru commemorates its trophy-collecting rally cars by producing sedan and wagon variations of Impreza WRX, a small package with wide track and independent suspension plus turbo-charging of a horizontally-opposed engine tied to a close-ratio manual transmission and AWD traction. Read More »

2006 Chrysler 300 Full-Size Sedan

Like a classic muscle car or chopped street rod, the Chrysler 300 has a mean, all-American look like no other car on the road. Available with a 340-horsepower Hemi engine, this big sedan can burn some serious rubber. A comfortable interior in the Chrysler 300 offers plenty of space and is built to a high standard. Soft materials and tight construction are impressive, especially considering the car's sub-$24,000 base price. Read More »