In my line of work, it’s easy to become jaded. The mind will eventually get used to anything, given enough exposure. This applies to everything from noise, to speed, to narcotics. Even the irreverent Dr. Hunter S Thompson got used to his own warped reality, in which the violence and substance abuse eventually became… »
2011 would prove to be a huge year for VW. The Jetta had undergone a full redesign and was “Americanized” to take on the Civic and Corolla; territory that really wasn’t explored by the Germans. It grew up in design, prioritized affordability, and lost much of its German charm. So, with a starting price of less than… »
Okay everyone, here is a little more Cactus info/review from a “professional”, just not a professional in the auto industry. »
Some cars are precision instruments, and require a delicate touch to elicit every iota of performance. The Subaru WRX is not one of these. In a world of scalpels, it is a hatchet. Some cars have you pick a laser precise racing line, delicately feathering the throttle as you tweak your steering angle. Not the WRX. Turn… »
There are luxury cars, then there are German luxury cars, then there is the Mercedes Benz S-Class. It is a monolithic brick of teutonic engineering. The S-Class is a car designed to place your comfort above all else. These days it seems that everyone’s interpretation of a luxury car is to try and beat the BMW M5 at… »
Full Disclosure: Mazda wanted me to drive this thing so badly that they made it an attractive enough FWD mid-size car that my brother chose one as his first vehicle. »
As a child growing up in the late 80’s and bridging all the way through the 90’s, I have vivid memories of motorcycles of that time period. Whether it was T.V. shows, movies, video games (Road Rash, anyone?) or just magazines, I was always found myself being drawn to these thrilling machines. Bright colors, slow… »
Yes, it’s made in china. Yes, it’s made very cheaply. Yes, there are some quirks to the camera. But for $20 it’s hard to beat. »
Recently I had the opportunity to rent a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Well, not initially. At first, the Enterprise rep (Tim) gave me a Chevy Tahoe because “that is the only vehicle we have available immediately.” Tim was pleased to report that the Tahoe was brand new, showing only a few hundred miles on the clock. And indeed… »
After taking the ole’ truck out for a spot of fishing a few weeks ago, I decided my old ass first gen 4runner needed to ditch the lift blocks. I bought some lift leaf springs via Amazon (prime bitches). A ubolt flip kit and a set of weld in shock tab mounts. Cool..finally can get that knocked out.
(Full Disclosure: Chevrolet wanted me to test the 2010 Colorado LT V8 so badly they arranged to build and sell it to some old fart who would use it lightly until I was ready to buy, who would then trade it in.) »
“We Miatas-well get right to it.” Whether you cry of awkward laughter, or of utter shame-spewing embarrassment, things are about to get middle-school level uncomfortable in this Miata review. »
But now for the real test.
What does it ride like?
Well, all the other reviews to date have only driven this in Spain, on pristine toll roads and around a race track…yes really…a race track?!
Taking it down some heavily rutted, pitted and pot holed B roads the XE doesn’t disappoint.
Even with our XE’s ‘Sport Suspension’…
A few weeks ago, I got to live out one of my boyhood dreams, I drove a supercar. Hard. The car, a McLaren 650S, the power, 641 hp. It screamed like an F-22 Raptor, or maybe that was just me?
The clock strikes midnight, your phone starts blowing up with happy birthday posts from people you probably don’t know, and you’re legally allowed to hit the road; not with your nosy father nor your scared mother, but by yourself. The days of not relying on anyone to take you places or taking the bus to school are… »
It was far better than I expected, but I also drove the most un-Mustang Mustang of all time: A 1989 Mustang LX V6 auto. And I loved it. »
Godzilla is visiting my office this week and I was looking for some interesting Article/Video ideas. There are literally thousands of Test Drive Reviews out there along with tons of acceleration videos with scantily clad ladies. »