2014 Ford Fusion Energi: The Fusion Gets Plugged

2014 Fusion Energi

Ford’s Euro-designed Fusion sedan is a pretty handsome ride, and it’s loaded with all of the latest technology. However, it’s what you don’t see on first glance that will spark attention. Check out the little round door on the front fender. Strange place for gas, right? It’s not a Porsche or old VW Beetle, so yep, this Fusion has been plugged. Continue reading

What’s New For Chrysler In 2014? Baby Diesels & 8.4 Inches To Play With

2014 Chrysler 300

Things weren’t looking too good a few years back, as the entire American automobile industry was falling off a cliff. In the midst of all that, Chrysler hired Bob Nardelli, the infamous CEO of Home Depot who had a propensity to squeeze profit out of a company, even if it meant wrecking it because it was wreckable, to quote Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in the movie Wall Street. Chrysler got wise and gave Bob the boot, bringing on Sergio Marchionne, who previously turned Fiat from laughable to lauded. With Chrysler, Sergio has now brought the company from bankruptcy to beatification, in a very profitable way. Continue reading

The 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth Convertible Mixes Hot-Hatch Thrills With Open-Air Fun

2014 Fiat 500 Abarth

There is something inherently magical about the 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth convertible (500C in Fiat speak) and pinpointing the origin of that specialness is not all that hard to do. All a driver has to do is press the button to make the cloth roof slide backwards opening up the cabin to the blue skies and sunshine overhead followed by pressing a red button on the dash marked “Sport.” Then, when he or she turns the key they will be treated to one of the most sonorously delightful and wickedly loud engine note this side of a Ferrari. Without having driven a mile, you will know that this is one badass car.
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We’ve Arrived: Like Uncle Sam, Chevy Tells Gays “I Want You”

2012 Motor City Pride ad for the Chevrolet Volt

Last summer, I was shocked beyond shocked when our beloved editor, Richard Read, asked me if I wanted to attend a BLTG (sandwich?) event hosted by Chevrolet in Seattle and Vancouver. I’ve never been a girl who could say ‘no’ to a man, so of course I cleared my busy calendar (brunch, shopping, tea dances, standing in line for Lady Gaga tickets) to attend. Continue reading

2014 Toyota Highlander Will Make Your Heart Skip A Beat

2014 Toyota Highlander

I have a secret. When Toyota invited me to drive the 2014 Highlander, I’ll confess my heart didn’t skip a beat. But since daytime highs in my Midwestern city struggled to reach double digits, I shrugged and reckoned the warm California sun would be a nice break while I tried to muster an objective take of a new but probably ho-hum SUV. Man, was I wrong. Continue reading

2013 Models Are Still On The Lot: Time To Go Shopping

2013 Nisan Altima

Why pay for a new 2014 when you may still find some great new 2013 models at your local dealer? Here are some thoughts for your gay experience as you contemplate a set of wheels that really says “We’re here, we’re queer and we are still the niche market with … Continue reading