RAM! BAM! BLIZZARD, WIZZARD by Casey Williams When The President wakes up to find piles of snow in his driveway, he orders up an armored Suburban and continues with his appointed rounds. When Casey wakes up and finds the same mess of white, he brushes off a Dodge Ram 2500 … Continue reading
The Old Guard in New Garb by Ms. Cocoa Efficient In this time of downsizing, belt-tightening and the ever relentless pursuit of greener transportation, the Lexus GX 460 seems a bit of a relic; the last of the old guard, fuel-thirsty SUVs that so many want to see fade into … Continue reading
I attended the 2010 North American International Auto Show (a.k.a. The Detroit Auto Show) earlier this week as a guest of General Motors. As always it is great to start off a new year with my “other family” of journalists, PR pros and automotive executives at what I call the mother church of the auto industry – Detroit. As usual, we choose the Top 5 new vehicle introductions from gay-friendly companies. My picks for this year are the 2011 Lincoln MKX, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, the 2011 Ford Focus and the 2011 Honda CR-Z.
L’UNIVERSELLE GMC TERRAIN By Casey Williams In 1955, GMC created a front-drive “mini-van” it named L’Universelle for its supposed ability to carry and do almost anything. Designed as a combination of the GMC Suburban Carry-All and VW Bus, L’Universelle was a forward-thinking display of style that could have beat Chrysler … Continue reading
CHEVY SHAKES UP CROSSOVERS by Casey Williams Comparing the new 2010 Chevy Equinox to its predecessor is like putting on your first pair of Gucci loafers after wearing boat shoes your entire life. Your perception of what a crossover can and should be will change with the first tap of … Continue reading
In Kia vs. The World, My Money is on the Koreans By Joe Tralongo Is there really room in the crowded mid-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV) market for another contender? Well, if that contender touts an all-new unit-body design, class leading marks for interior room, power, creature comforts and warranty; … Continue reading
LEXUS RX350 – POLISHING THE ACT By Casey Williams Like Toyota, when Lexus finds a cocktail that works, it grabs hold like a drag queen clinching a microphone. Lexus virtually invented the luxury crossover when it debuted the RX300, based on the Camry, in the late ‘90s. Equal parts SUV … Continue reading
Stop in the Name of LÖV Photo by Mark Elias by Joe LaMuraglia In January of this year I was attended an event hosted by Volvo Cars of America where I drove the new 2010 Volvo XC60 (you can read it
Zoom Zoom With Room by Donny Nordlicht My Audi-obsessed friend could not believe me when I said that the car I was driving this week was best described as “zippy.” He whined about how it only had a 2.3 liter 4-cylinder sending a measly 153 horsepower through a lowly 5-speed … Continue reading
Having experienced the new Toyota Prius, I am beginning to believe that hybrid technology is finally ready for a broader consumer base. The price premium has come down a bit, and the technology is beginning to deliver excellent fuel economy and better driving dynamics. Can Ford actually deliver on both?