Comparison

Comparing cars, trim levels or finding resemblance between absolutely different vehicles will be thoroughly researched with reports ranging from small cars to minivans and SUVs. Finding similarities between vehicles and comparing car tech produced by different manufacturers will shed some light on the mysteries in the car world.

Why Car Enthusiasts Should Embrace Cafeterias . . .

Why Car Enthusiasts Should Embrace Cafeterias . . .

In high school, my classmates and I would dream about what cars we wanted when we “grow up.”  It filled many of our lunch time chats during the late 90’s.  Sloppy Joes, green beans and chocolate milk were premium fuel as we all tried to convince each other of the superiority of the specific car […]

What Is With All These Quasi-SUV Hatchback Cars??

What Is With All These Quasi-SUV Hatchback Cars??

Has anyone else noticed that we are neck deep in lifted, four door, wannabe suv cars all of the sudden?  What is with all these quasi-SUV hatchback cars? It seemed to start with the SUV based X6 in 2008. BMW took the perfectly good X5 and made it less useful. It had its roof hacked […]

Snow Tires vs AWD: Which Gets Your Ass to Work Alive?

Snow Tires vs AWD: Which Gets Your Ass to Work Alive?

Over the years, many have debated that all wheel drive is the end all for winter weather driving. Others have said that throwing a set of snowshoes on your regular old two wheel drive car is better than all season tires on an AWD ride. It seems that most people truly think that all season […]

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Dual Irons & The Alamo

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Dual Irons & The Alamo

Although my beloved home of Detroit was still asleep, I was wide awake at 5am. It was a cool Monday in the Motor City. Even in the summer, the mornings have a bit of a chill in Michigan. Yet the welcome from the American Airlines crew was warm. “Our pleasure to have you, Carl,” the […]

Lexus RC F: Still Prefer the German Alternatives?

Lexus RC F: Still Prefer the German Alternatives?

Everyone but ricers forget the Supra’s refined offspring.  The Lexus SC 300 that housed a 225 hp non-turbo 2JZ from the famous Supra, the the SC 400 that had a 4.0L V8 producing 250 hp which was later given 10 more hp.  These are forgotten in all probability because Lexus debuted the SC 430 which […]

Sponsored Video: Peugeot 308 Hatchback vs Chevy Cruze Diesel Comparison

Sponsored Video: Peugeot 308 Hatchback vs Chevy Cruze Diesel Comparison

As much as auto companies make an effort in realizing a global marketplace, motorists are still being denied the opportunity to explore four wheeled treasures in our own country. Honda is allowing the Japanese market to hoard the Type-R, a TDI diesel version of the Audi SQ5 is maintained as a European delicacy and even […]

Lexus LF-LC: Supra Reborn?

Lexus LF-LC: Supra Reborn?

Toyota Supra. If the Nissan GT-R is Godzilla, then the Supra the King of the Jungle. With the RWD platform, sideways-swinging action, and loads of torque from the inline 6, it has become truly legendary. It’s all about fun; take the targa top off and listen to the turbo whistle! The Toyota MKIV Supra was the […]

Have V8 Engines Killed the Tuner Car?

Have V8 Engines Killed the Tuner Car?

In the height of street modding, JDM was the name of the game.  It was all about boosting…primarily FR cars but unfortunately the Honda ricers were there too.  Let’s just pretend they weren’t.  The thing to do was find good cars with either 4 or 6 cyl, boost and tune the hell out of them, […]

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel front

Face-Off: Chevy Cruze Diesel vs. VW Jetta TDI

Up until now, VW Group – to include Audi and Volkswagen, among others – have had a near monopoly on consumer-level clean diesel cars. That is, anything they put the “TDI” badge on. Diesel hasn’t been a big thing in the States for a long time, unlike Europe, mainly because in the past, diesel-powered cars […]

Six Tuners We Want Back

Six Tuners We Want Back

Gas prices are steadily going up, and the government is not only making stricter emission standards but also making the manufacturers meet tougher average mpg figures for their lineup of cars to meet. What does all this mean?  The hybrids are invading!  This decade is all about skinnier, less grippy, fuel saving tires, electric engines, […]

Newly Styled Nismo 370Z - Still King of the Underground

Newly Styled Nismo 370Z – Still King of the Underground

Dark city streets reflecting the bright colors of traffic lights and glowing skyscrapers off of the blacktop, driving through downtown towards some of the urban back roads.  Under the overpasses onto the outskirts of the skyline.  When I think of the modern Nissan Z, this is its territory… a proper backdrop to scare off some midnight 4 […]

Fiat 500s

Three Flavors of Italian – The Three Sportiest Fiat 500s Driven

  Since its introduction 5 years ago, the Fiat 500 has surpassed one million vehicles sold worldwide.  It’s going into its second year in the US and sales here are just a fraction of that.  Fiat is hoping to change that by expanding our 500 line-up.  In 2012, they introduced the Abarth, which sold out […]

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