2017 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD: A bear that’s comfortable in town or the country

The Nissan Armada has come a long way since its launch back in 2003, when it was known as the Pathfinder’s “Country Cousin” and had one of the highest number of consumer complaints listed by Consumer Reports. The latest version…

2017 BMW X4 M40i: The ultimate driving machine and cool af

Those of you who know what af means will totally understand the high praise. To the rest of you, my apologies for getting a little irreverent, but it’s no sign of disrespect. In fact, quite the opposite. I recently spent…

2017 Ford F-150 Platinum: Something new from the Tried-and-True

Back in April, you might have read a review of the 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum, written by my Gaywheels colleague, Casey Williams. If that piqued your interest, here’s another “platinum” piece about something new from the Tried-and-True. The Ford F-Series has…

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: more fun than a Miata

My frequent Gaywheels readers–you know who you are–recognize that I’m a big fan of fast cars and convertibles. Some of my past articles have chronicled that love of speed and top-down-driving-pleasure, and maybe my no-nonsense style. So, despite the fact that…

Ground control to Major Tom: Your Infiniti Q60S Red Sport is ready for launch

For some time, Infiniti has wanted to compete with European luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, but Nissan, the parent company, just couldn’t get it right–until now. The 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport is a bad-ass coupe with power and…

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT: A marriage of power and traction

The Ellis Ranch Event and Wedding Center in Loveland, Colorado recently hosted the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Winter Drive–a showcase for the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American muscle coupe. Located an hour north of Denver, the Event Center and…

2017 Toyota Corolla iM: the little crown that isn’t just for princes and princesses

Last week, Sam gave us his take on the Toyota Corolla iM. Now, Dave offers his $0.02 on the company’s sporty new compact car. If you jumped in a time machine, set the clock back to October 1966 and arrived…

2017 Jaguar F-PACE combines beauty and brains

Practicality and beauty rarely go together so well as they do in the luxurious and strikingly good looking 2017 Jaguar F-PACE, which manages to combine the athletic performance of a Highland Game’s competitor with the sexy stylings of a GQ cover model….

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The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune is the dune buggy revamped for this century

Volkswagen did it right with the new 2017 Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune.  I recently had the opportunity to take the little dune buggy out for a joy ride–too much of a ride as it turns out. I got scolded by…

2016 Infiniti QX60: not just another cliché

“First impressions aren’t always correct.” “It’s the little things that count.” We’ve all heard and used phrases like these — hackneyed phrases that have lost all meaning, becoming simply trite and irritating. But clichés become commonplace because there’s often a…