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SavageGeese

Savage Geese

SavageGeese is the Midwest's largest independent automotive video producer, looking at technology from a practical perspective with a deep investment in repair, engineering, and technology.

We've partnered with them to bring you a curated list of their favorite vehicles from each class, and a specialized search so you can look them up for yourself.

Mazda 3

SavageGeese reviews the new Mazda3 AWD, FWD, Sedan and Hatchback in a technical video that focuses on quality over quantity. If you want to learn more about the details including the good and bad on the next generation Mazda, this is the place to be.

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Toyota Corolla

If you are a Toyota fan you will know the Corolla or Auris is one of the most trusted compacts ever. Reliable and affordable have always been associated with the brand.

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Subaru CrossTrek

Starting around $23,000 it could be on the list of piles to avoid. However, Subaru came through with something old school with a bit of modern flair that does everything buyers expect from their family haulers.

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Honda Civic

The car is designed to be for more people worldwide, blending old-school clean design, and functional interior. The 11th Generation will usher in new trims later such as the Si and Type R, but for now, this is the car for everyone.

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Honda Accord

This car was subjected to a series of tests to determine the good and bad. Honda is one of the very few companies still offering manual transmissions in mainstream cars so this is a welcome option for many who love driving.

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Toyota Camry

One of the most interesting cars in the affordable sedan segment gains extra performance. SavageGeese tested and drove the car hard to determine the good and bad.

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Hyundai Sonata

The new car is a major change in the affordable sedan segment and styling is more aggressive. SavageGeese test and drive the car to determine the good and bad.

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Kia K5

The car is a major change in the affordable sedan market. While similar to the Sonata, the styling is more mainstream. SavageGeese takes a quick look at the good and bad.

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Hyundai Santa Fe

SavageGeese review the heavily updated Hyundai Santa Fe, to show just exactly how they knocked this one out of the park. Now the fences may only be 200 feet, there is no doubt this is a comfortable cruiser with so many features.

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Mazda CX5

As with most modern Mazdas this model continues to impress even compared to more popular competitors such as the Honda CRV, Toyota Rav4 and Ford Escape. The SUV world is nuts and the arguments and drama over which is the best continues. While Mazda is still at the top of the list, it has it's issues

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Kia Sorento

Despite there being endless SUV and Car options Kia and Hyundai have been updating their products so quickly it is mind-blowing. The new Sorento combines all of the pieces of tech, features, and gimmicks most shoppers want in a small three-row crossover.

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Honda CRV

The new updated 2020 Honda CRV is one of the best selling SUVs on the market. SavageGeese discuss the reasons for the success and the pros and cons.

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Toyota Rav 4

SavageGeese discuss the good and bad and the story of who would buy one of the most popular SUV's in the world. SavageGeese talk about the technical parts and design, along with why you would consider this

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Mazda CX-30

A review of the brand new Mazda CX-30 AWD hatchback CUV in a video that focuses on more than just the basics. If you want to learn about the details, good and bad, SavageGeese talk about the base and loaded trim

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Toyota Highlander

SavageGeese reviews the new Toyota Highlander to discuss the good and bad and technical changes. With CUVs and SUVs from everyone, it's going to be difficult to make a choice for the right family vehicle.

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Ford Explorer

In the video, SavageGeese takes a light approach at covering all the good and bad things about the new truck and why in most cases buyers would buy this or stay away.

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Honda Pilot

SavageGeese discusses one of the most popular three-row SUVs on the market. With the Kia Telluride, VW Atlas and Mazda CX9 trying to compete for the money of shoppers, they needed to show the good and bad of this Honda

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Acura MDX

This SUV is built on Acuras new light truck platform. SavageGeese discuss the good and bad of the changes and how that translates into an ownership experience. During the video they breakdown the technical information and how they tried to make an SUV less boring and original.

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Kia Telluride

SavageGeese discuss the highlight of the new Kia why families would choose it, and why it's a great alternative to insanely priced luxury products from Audi, BMW and Volvo.

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Hyundai Palisade

Much like the Kia Telluride, this offers some of the best comfort in the SUV world with great features. However, there are definitely negatives regardless of the affordable price point.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee L

A review of the new 2021 Jeep Cherokee L, an enormous step forward for the brand. They cover the changes mechanically and all of the new technology to help decide whether or not this change is worth the money

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Chevy Tahoe

A review of the brand new 2021 Chevy Tahoe with Z71 Package to explain the difficulties in designing an SUV that has to be everything, including a truck. The new Tahoe tries to do it all while competing against other products like Ford Expedition, Kia Telluride, Toyota Highlander, and many more.

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Nissan Armada

This update to older products represents a last of its kind, and SavageGeese discuss the details and why people love it and hate it.

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Porsche Macan S

Many will complain about the SUV and CUV market takeover. Lets get real, people are buying more and more of them and SavageGeese dissect whether or not this is a good or bad thing for the Porsche brand.

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Volvo XC90

A discussion on long-term ownership of a Volvo XC90, and detail on the problems and how SavageGeese chose to deal with them. New SUVs and Cars are expensive so warranty and paint care and protection are also important topics in the video.

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BMW X5

A review of one of the most popular luxury SUVs, the BMW X5. SavageGeese discuss the good and bad of the m50i and the 40i along with who this is for and why you would choose it over the competition.

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Genesis GV80

A review of the new 2021 Genesis GV80, an all new SUV. This fresh approach attempts to jump start the luxury brand in North America. SavageGeese discuss the technical, and mechanical info that make this a great value.

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Audi S5 Sportback

A review of the 2019 Audi S5 a car that has many ambitions. The Sportback trim adds a hatch which improves capacity while also selling the 'sports car' image. With BMW getting more aggressive and Kia Stinger trying to copy this formula is there any reason to spend 60k on this Audi?

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BMW 3 Series

A review of the new BMW 330e, a product moving BMW into the next generation of style and economy. Will these new 4 cylinder hybrids make the cars more desirable? SavageGeese talk about some of the engineerings and explain the price tag of almost $60,000.

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Lexus LS500

A Review of the updated 2021 Lexus LS500 including the Executive Package and discuss the finer points of this attainable luxury sedan. Additionally, SavageGeese point out the pros and cons and technical side of this flagship product.

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Lexus IS350

A review of the new 2021 Lexus IS350 and IS300. Discussed are the pros and cons of the moderately updated sedan. While stylistically this is a big step forward, the carry-over pieces are showing their age.

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Lexus ES300H

This is the first time where an entry-level luxury car is so refined the Hybrid version makes more sense than the V6. The ES like many other Lexus products is trying to become more original and less conservative.

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BMW 5 Series

A review of the updated 2021 BMW 5 Series 540i with all-wheel drive. The car is a near-perfect sedan with only a few issues that SavageGeese discuss.

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Genesis G70

A look a the new Genesis G70, a sports sedan with more power than most need. The vehicle attempts to close the gap with the German brands like BMW and Audi while attempting to bring in younger buyers.

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Volkswagen GTI MK8

A review of the 2022 VW GTI MK8. SavageGeese cover all of the technical and engineering changes and how that affects the driving experience. Then they discuss the good and bad of the tech included.

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Honda Civic Type R

The enthusiasm for this car has been constant and the Type R still dominates the FWD performance scene. SavageGeese detail the changes good and bad including the cooling system. Fun and affordable sports cars are dying off and the factories being idled this may be a critical time to buy one.

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Hyundai Veloster N

This car is a new breed of competent, affordable fun hatchbacks designed to be a dual-purpose machine. The Honda Civic Type R and Golf R are the closest competitors now that the Focus RS is gone in America. While there are rear-wheel-drive options in this price range, the Veloster is supposed to be that attainable daily driver that is accessible to anyone.

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Toyota GR86

The new car is designed to be an affordable driver-focused sports car and addresses the problems with the last generation GT86, FRS. SavageGeese discuss the pros and cons.

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Honda Civic Si

A review of the next evolution of the Honda Civic. With heavy competition, Honda is no longer the king of the Sport Compact segment. The Si offers affordability and great economy, however.

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BMW M4

A review of the new 2021 BMW G80, G82 M3, and M4 Competition to find out if these are everyday super cars. Do you want a manual transmission, you got it. Smooth automatic, with a transmission cooler, check. SavageGeese cover the good and the bad including the technical details.

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Audi RS6 Avant

Get ready for extreme detail and engineering explanation of all of the work that goes into making this land yacht fast and smooth. With supercar speed, it is easy to forget it's a pure sleeper luxury car underneath.

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Lexus LC 500

A discussion on long-term ownership of a Lexus LC500 and the problems and the joys of the car. New SUVs and Cars are expensive, luxury products are more disposable so at nearly $100,000 they take it seriously. SavageGeese talk about the things they love and hate, and showcase technology and engineering.

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Lotus Evora GT

A review of the fully matured Lotus Evora GT. The car is at the peak of what they can do so SavageGeese discuss the good and bad of ownership and all of the technical details.

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Porsche 911 Carrera S

The latest 911 is a culmination of so many years of development that very few sports cars make it this far. SavageGeese do a deep dive into all of the technical and electronic systems that make this car complicated yet great to drive.

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Porsche 718 GTS 4.0

This 'affordable' sports car adds more cylinders and power, hopefully capturing the hearts of drivers. SavageGeese discuss the technical details, good and bad.

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Chrysler Pacifica

A review of the new Chrysler Pacifica V6 AWD, the latest entry in the minivan MPV wars. The Pacifica adds more traction and keeps some of the best features, styling and, usability. Infotainment moves to Android Automotive which is one of the first vehicles in the industry to get the latest tech.

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Toyota Sienna

A review of the brand new 2021 Toyota Sienna to discuss the good and bad of the major changes. Trying to blend the SUV and Hybrid Minivan together is tricky in a world obsessed with raised up cars.

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Honda Odyssey

SavageGeese review the 2021 Honda Odyssey Elite to discuss one of the best-selling family vehicles good and bad.

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