College Cruising: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

I received this car from Mazda for a 7 day test drive.  All opinions are my own. 

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I have a high schooler now which means college is very near!  I do everything I can to make sure that my BabyGirl stays on the right track and is everywhere that she needs to be in terms of academics.  I was so excited when she got accepted to Georgia Tech’s Summer STEM Program.   Gaming and Applications was her course of choice and I wanted to make sure she got there everyday in style!  We also used this week to cruise by a few other academic institutions.

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Did I mention that this gorgeous vehicle came in SOUL Red Crystal Metallic?  In other words my favorite color! I got to test drive the 2016 version of this model last year so I knew going in that I would be in love.  Seriously, upon entering the vehicle I was immediately blown away by the cool white (parchment) leather seats.  Just one of the many luxurious features.

Of course this car is classy and elegant with all of the bells and whistles like Dual Zone Auto A/C, 7-in. LCD Display, Blue Tooth Capability,  Heated Seats, Power Moon Roof, etc.

The rain sensing wipers came in handy! Intermittent rain storms seem to be a frequent thing in Atlanta now.

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The features that I enjoyed the most included all of the safety mechanisms that were put in place to make every drive in Atlanta traffic a smooth one.  Trust me, we tested this vehicle out every morning in rush hour traffic just to see what it could do.  These features are all very useful and perfect for navigating Atlanta traffic.

Blind Spot Monitoring

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Smart City Brake Support

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Keep Assist

I won’t lie to you, my husband finds all of these features annoying and chose to disable most of them whenever he drove but not me.  I love them and I needed them all! It took me a minute to learn to trust what the car was trying to tell me in traffic.  Once I got comfortable with all of the different warning sounds and lights it was easy! As a matter a fact this car practically drives itself.

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Another thing I love about the 2017 Mazda CX-5, a cross over vehicle, is that you get all the space but with a compact look.  We had no problem loading and unloading large items in the spacious trunk. We let down the seats when necessary.

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My family and I had a great time driving our daughter around to look at local colleges and more in the 2017 Mazda Cx-5.  When it comes time for her to go we would be very comfortable packing all of her things and getting her there with this vehicle!

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

2017 Toyota Avalon: Full Size Luxury Vehicle

I received this 2017 Toyota Avalon  from DriveShop for a 7 day test drive.  All opinions are my own.

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The 2017 Toyota Avalon Touring in Magnetic Gray Metallic with Almond leather interior was the PERFECT Full Size Luxury Vehicle for me to get my “Mom on” with  all of the chauffering, shopping, deliveries and errands that I have to do!  I got to test drive this sweet chariot for 7 whole days and I hated to give it back!

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

Cruising Wine Country in the 2016 Mazda CX-9

I received this car from DriveShop for a 10 day test drive.  All opinions are my own.

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We had a blast cruising around Georgia’s Wine Country in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature ALL Wheel Drive (in Machine Gray Metallic).  This vehicle had everything we needed for our 4 day Weekend Wine Tour.  

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

The SistahChick’s Roadtrip: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT

I received this car from DriveShop for a 7 day test drive.  All opinions are my own

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The crew and I headed to Savannah, Georgia for the weekend in this beautiful 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT in Octane Blue.

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

Cruising Panama City Beach In The Fully Loaded 2016 Kia Sorento SXL

I received this car from DriveShop for a 7 day test drive.  All opinions are my own.

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What an amazing time we had travelling to Panama City Beach Florida from Atlanta in this Fully Loaded 2016 Kia Sorento SXL in Titanium Gray!

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

{Car Review} The SistahChick Test Drives RED HOT 2016 Mazda3 Grand Touring #DriveMazda

I received this car from DriveShop for a 7 day test drive.  All opinions are my own

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When it comes to driving the new 2016 Mazda’s I feel like I am an aficionado.  After all I have written reviews for the 2016 Mazda 6 and the  2016 Mazda CX-5 already!  While planning a weekend day trip to the mountains I thought it would be fun to try out something stylish, sporty & compact.  This beautiful 2016 Mazda3 S 4-door Grand Touring came to us in Soul Red Metallic.

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!

What’s New With The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT

I received this car from DriveShop for a 7 day test drive.  All opinions are my own

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Beautiful southern Winter days are perfect for Sunday brunches in the country.  When travelling to North Georgia for fall/winter festivals I love riding in style.  The Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT is an amazing cross over vehicle for a drive in the mountains of Dahlonega.  This handsome car came in Labrador Black Pearl with Beige Interior.  Of course, it has all the bells and whistles that this society girl loves.

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Stacey Taylor aka “The SistahChick” is the CEO of The SistahChick & Co., LLC which is the parent company of TheSistahCafe.com(blog) Our Natural Kids (website), Sistah Buttah (product), TSC Media (service). I have turned my hobby into my career. Now I am living my dreams of being an entrepreneur and living my best life. Thank you for coming to The Sistah Cafe to read about my journey & adventures!!