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SavageOnWheels, Mark Savage, honest car reviewsMark Savage (aka Savage on Wheels) has been reviewing cars for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1989 and is a lifelong car enthusiast who hails from Indianapolis. Not surprisingly, he’s also an avid Indy 500 fan, attending races since 1962 (he was very young at the time). He’s also a nut about diecast and slot cars. What can we say, he loves cars!

Mark’s current column can be seen at jsonline.com, but this site features many of his car reviews, both of the full-size models he drives, along with diecast and slot cars. His buddy and webmaster Paul Daniel also is a car nut (loves AMC, sorry!) and has an extensive collection of promo models. He’ll post occasional stories on those, generally vintage models. This is a car site, for folks who enjoy cars, no matter their size, but value honesty above hype.

 

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  1. john falsetti
    Oct 22 2012

    Mr Savage
    I am interested in getting information on what cars you think have the most confortable seats in all price ranges. Thank-you.

    John

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    • Mark Savage
      Oct 23 2012

      John, it would be good to know what you’re looking for. I can tell you, as a shorter driver, 5-5, there are many seats that aren’t great for me. Many U.S. cars and trucks have deep bottom cushions, which hit the back of a short driver’s legs. I would say generally I’ve felt comfortable in Acuras and Lexus, which of course are at the top end of the market. Many Toyotas and Mazdas also have been comfortable, and those would be in the mid-range. I’d say the Hyundai Elantra also is quite comfortable to me, as was the recent Nissan Altima I drove, along the current Dodge Dart I’m driving. Hope that helps some. Feel free to ask more specific questions.

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  2. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

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    • Dec 20 2012

      Thanks so much. You just did communicate. There is also a contact form under the Contact on the main navigation. Have a great Holiday Season.
      Paul

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  3. Jan 11 2013

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!

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    • Jan 11 2013

      Hey thanks so much. Spread the word:)

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      Jan 12 2013

      Be sure and tell us what you like about our stories, whether it’s the topic, the photos, the wonderful reviews :), etc. We’re always trying to improve our stories and our site.

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  4. Terry Murray
    Jan 26 2013

    Hi Mark !
    I enjoyed your ” Snapshot ” on the 2013 Mazda CX-9, bought a 2012 Mazda CX-9 last month and am getting at least 25 miles to the gallon with front wheel drive version; great comfort on the seats. Met you at Lee Simono’s place accross from Mill Pond several times about 10 yrs ago. You may not remember me ( Terry Murray ) and my brother in law ( Bob Buettner ) but I’m sure you remember Lee.
    Keep on testing those cars !
    Terry

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    • Mark Savage
      Jan 29 2013

      Terry, thanks for the kind words. Obviously you saw the column in the Journal Sentinel. I post all my reviews up here on Savageonwheels a week or so after they first appear in the paper. So if you, or your friends, ever want to look at past reviews, they’ll all be right here and a simple search should turn up what you’re after. Always enjoyed being up at Lee’s place, especially in fall!

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