Battle of the Boxes

I remember countless hours spent as a child playing in a box. Yes, a standard-issue cardboard box. If it was raining or too cold outside, my mother would pull out a box from the closet and the fun ensued. To add context to this story, our TV was B&W, there were only three channels and computers and video games were things of the distant future. So if there was nothing suitable on TV and Mother couldn’t send us outside to play (or lock us in the dog pen – true story), we had to entertain ourselves and, gasp(!), we used our imaginations.

2009 Scion xB

2009 Scion xB
2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul
2009 Nissan Cube

2009 Nissan Cube

Playhouse I’m just going to come out and say it; the Nissan cube is cute. And by “cute” I mean a little cartoonish. And by “cartoonish” I mean, well, “girly”..not that there is anything wrong with that. There have been…

2009 Nissan Cube – First Drive

Nissan Cube

Friday, April 3, 2009 – I am in Miami to drive the new 2009 Nissan Cube for the day. Luckily I’ve spent time in two of the Cube’s key competitors lately: the 2010 Kia Soul and the 2009 Scion xB. It will be interesting to compare the three. So far, the Cube is the most “expressive” and distinctive.

2009 Nissan 370Z – A Week Behind the Wheel

BlueTech by Mercedes

They say March roars in like a Lion and leaves like a Lamb. Here on the East coast, we began the month with a whole lot of the white stuff that has left us praying for Spring to come. I was the recipient of something else white, wicked and powerful this week and thankfully it wasn’t from mother nature. This force of nature came from Nissan in the form of a 2009 370Z Touring in Pearl White with Persimmon leather.

2009 Nissan Rogue

Nissan Goes Rogue by Casey Williams “Going rogue” seems to have become the phrase of the season. Politicians went rogue in front of diced turkeys, the governor of my home state apparently rogued off a senate seat, and even President-elects…

Gaywheels Picks the Best of 2008

Gaywheels Picks Best of 2008

We published our inaugural Favorite Vehicles list in 2007 and are continuing the tradition for 2008. The field of “best-ofs” includes some 2008, 2009 and even a 2010 model. Our editors choose vehicles perfect for us, for families, for dates and clubbing, and cars and trucks notable for their new looks, new hardware and new attitude. Read on to see what Joe, Joe and Josee chose as their favorite in each category.

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid

Nissan’s gas-electric Altima Hybrid shows up late to the hybrid party, but makes a vivid impression. by Scott Corlett Tired of paying Prada prices for premium gasoline? Worried about cuddly polar bears drowning in an Arctic bereft of ice? Still…

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

The Poor Man’s Infiniti? by Scott Corlett In May, I landed in Minneapolis on the heels of a late-spring tornado. No, a dog-filled wicker basket was not stowed beneath the seat in front of me, nor did I wear a…

2007 Nissan Versa

TALL, WELL-EQUIPPED, AND TOTALLY VERSa by Scott Corlett Unlike many similarly worded personal ads, the above title remains true outside the author’s imagination, at least as it pertains to the 2007 Nissan Versa. As Nissan’s all-new offering for the US…

2007 Nissan Quest

Quest for Quiet Passengers by Scott Corlett In early December, at the peak of the holiday party season, a 2007 Nissan Quest 3.5 SE minivan arrived in our driveway. That was excellent timing: this seven-passenger, rolling entertainment center is the…