2016 Honda HR-V

First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V Is Nice Combo Of CR-V, Fit

Honda felt the need to jump into the compact SUV market, an already crowded field of contenders that includes the Nissan Juke and the Mini (Cooper) Countryman, As oil prices continue to fall, cars are flying off the lot, so…

Roxy Hamel, auto journalist

We Let the Dog Decide: The 2015 Nissan Juke SL vs. 2016 Honda HR-V EX

The mini-cute crossover utility genre that is currently booming with entrants like the Buick Encore, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Nissan Juke and what appears to be the soon to be future king called the 2016 Honda HR-V are the Chihuahuas of the automotive world. But they are small, cute and surprisingly mighty.


We Let The Dog (And Human) Decide: 2015 Mazda3s Vs. 2015 Honda Civic Si Vs. 2015 Kia Forte Koup SX

In the following comparison test for the very first time we are going to attempt to please the wants and needs of both human owner and canine backseat companion. Since James and his dog Roxy rarely agree on which direction…


We Let The Dog Decide: 2015 Honda CR-V EX-L Vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

No matter what you think about Honda and its line-up of family friendly coupes, sedans, hybrids, SUVs and trucks, there is no way any dog or lover of dogs could spend a week with the 2015 Honda CR-V and not…

2015 Honda Fit

That’s So Gay: 2015 Honda Fit Is Fit For A Queen Or A Jester

My favorite new show for 2015 is Galavant, ABC’s new comedy about a medieval hero called Gal (short for Galavant) who comes to save the people of Valencia from the queerly evil and very campy King Richard (his older brother…

2015 Honda Fit

Getting Jazzed Over The 2015 Honda Fit

The Honda Fit has always been a weird little car that is just cute enough to be lovable.  What started out as a quirky sub-compact for Asian and European markets has become a favorite of drivers looking for obscene stamina…

2015 Chevy Volt

A Katy Or A Gaga? The 2015 Chevrolet Volt Vs. 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Currently dominating the world of music pop culture are two artists whose approach to writing songs, devising their own sense of personal fashion and hair color could not be any more different. We speak of course of Lady Gaga, the…


We Let The Dog Decide: 2014 Honda Civic EX-L Vs. 2014 Mazda3i Grand Touring

When the 2012 Honda Civic was first released it was raked over the coals for uncharacteristically subpar driving dynamics,interior quality and the continued use of a five-speed automatic which apparently was outlawed during the time of Moses. Fast forward to last year and Honda gave every journalist human and canine who complained a serious smack down by improving the interior quality to best in class, bettering the ride, lowering road noise and improving the steering and handling feel. Frankly, we thought Honda perfected the Civic in 2013 but this year the company made yet more changes.

2013 Honda Accord Sport Sedan

2013 Honda Accord Reeks Of Competence (It’s A Good Thing)

Competence. That’s the word that floods your mind when examining the 2013 Honda Accord. Our four-door Sport certainly isn’t the most flamboyant or fabulous car you can buy, but every inch and crevice gives the impression that it is substantial, ever-lasting. It’s the way Accords have always been.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (photo by Sam Miller-Christiansen)

2013 Detroit Auto Show: The Winners

Last week’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show was a whirlwind of premieres and press conferences. Thankfully, the long, three-day weekend gave me time to reflect and choose some winners and losers of the lot. Below, you’ll find my best-in-show list. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full gallery — and stay tuned this afternoon for the, um, not so fortunate.