2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO

Cool Cars Blow Into The 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Los Angeles and Detroit are two of the largest auto shows in North America, but automakers often save some big news for Chicago. From a new little diesel to a Superman sedan, big man van, and Texas-sized truck, there was a lot to see at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which wrapped up last week. Here are some of the highlights:

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

Gaywheels’ Top 10 Posts For The First Half Of 2012

Happy July, y’all! We’re packing our pic-a-nic baskets and preparing to head out for the Independence Day festivities, but before we bolt, we thought we’d share some nifty statistics with you. (Because we’re nerds, even on holidays.)

2012 Nissan Juke

2012 Nissan Juke SV: Defying Boredom

What the hell is a Juke? It’s jacked up like a crossover, but it doesn’t look much like a crossover. My neighbor tried to get his 50-something self into the rear seat and nearly required three young men to yank him back out. You could forgive the rear seat if it was a sport coupe, which it definitely is not. It is, however, a whole box of funky coolness. Throw in a quarter, kick the big pedal, and go for a spin.

2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf SL

You’ll never visit a gas station while driving an electric-powered Nissan Leaf. But if you don’t have somewhere to keep it plugged in when not in use, get ready to spend lots of time on Google Maps, carefully planning each trip. For a New York apartment dweller like myself, someone who routinely drives short distances but doesn’t have a garage, the Leaf offers the best (and worst) of both worlds.

2012 Nissan 370z Roadster

2012 Nissan 370Z Roadster

When the previous-generation Nissan Z was delivered to me for the first time, the gentleman who handed me the keys was wearing a half-cup of coffee. As I soon discovered, the sport suspension package was stiffer than the Ingalls’ Conestoga on Little House on the Prairie. By the next morning, I was also sporting a mocha latte. I hoped the latest 370Z Roadster would be kinder on clothing.

2011 Nissan Juke

Five $20K Cars That Will Make You Look Like A Million Bucks

Turning heads is what fashion is all about. But, in today’s fiscally restrained environment, fashion must sometimes take a back seat to paying the rent. Every now and again, however, one discovers that odd bargain; the designer coat carelessly tossed…

2011 Nissan Quest

2011 Nissan Quest

First, a quick rant: why do people have such a problem with minivans? Why would anyone want to hide the fact that they are raising kids? And what could possibly be uncool about being a soccer mom, or a little-league…

2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf

How far is your daily commute? Ten miles? Twenty? Maybe you drive 30 miles on a normal weekday: back and forth to work, out for lunch, run a few errands on the way home. It’s the typical drive for the…

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2011 Nissan Juke

Juke-Box Hero: Nissan Brings Sassy Back at a Plain Jane Price Hard to believe the whole toy car era is almost 20 years old now. It was 1991 when Nissan introduced the Figaro, a limited production home market only job…

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2010 Nissan Frontier

By Casey Williams When I was a much younger man, my scoutmaster toted us brave little troopers to campsites and boating adventures in a Nissan pickup.  It wasn’t called Frontier back then — didn’t need to be. There was only…