George Straton

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An automotive enthusiast since an orange toy VW Beetle ended up in his playpen and following him everywhere, George Straton has been chief editor at ChicagoNow.com/Drive-He-Said automotive lifestyle blog since 2010. In 2017 George established Roadblazing.com, dedicated to accurate and relevant automotive reviews, news and road trip stories. George is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and the Phoenix Automotive Press Association. George also happens to be an attorney and Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers fan.

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2019 Toyota 86 GT – Quick Take Review

IN CONCEPT: The swept back silhouette of a front engine, rear drive fastback coupe is irresistible. The sensuous shape stimulates the visual senses. Low mass, low...

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI – Bottom Line Review

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2019 Volkswagen Golf SE – Bottom Line Review

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2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD – Bottom Line Review

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2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription – Bottom Line Review

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