To be honest, the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show felt a bit light on excitement. Even the brand-new models felt a tad stale and complacent. That’s not to say it was all bad, as there were some interesting tidbits of note. Here are some candid thoughts on some of the featured cars at the LA Auto Show… Continue reading
Ford Mustang loyalists have been salivating for a full year, ever since execs spilled the tea that the iconic pony would get a facelift that even Joan Rivers would envy. Ford has had to tread carefully, though, in conjuring up its new, fierce design: it dare not ruffle the feathers of longtime Mustang lovers by un-buffing their beloved muscle car. The stallions under the hood of the Mustang, after all, couldn’t be replaced by mere mares! Designers also had to create eye-candy that looked modern and sexy enough to make Chevy Camaro enthusiasts turn their heads in the Mustang’s direction. And the next-gen vehicle had to be more fuel-efficient to boot.
Ask any journalist what they thought of the seventh-generation (C7) 2014 Corvette during its Detroit Auto Show premiere last January: they’ll pause, take a deep breath, and slowly let it out before answering. It’s that smokin’ hot. Continue reading
Cadillacs are always Cadillacs, but they do evolve. Whatever dust-ridden image you had of Cadillac was blown afar with the 556 horsepower CTS-V. The marque’s credentials were bolstered by the latest ATS/CTS sport sedans and 2015 Escalade. And a new Vsport edition of the 2014 XTS hides a surprise. Continue reading
I’m a big fan of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, and Audi RS7 — all super-sexy, four-door German super-coupes. Packing muscles of the gods, they romp from 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and touch 190 mph with their 560 horsepower V8 engines. The only downside is, these fabulous show ponies cost around $130,000. Thankfully, there’s a way to get all the style of these Autobahn blitzers with the sticker price of a loaded Honda Accord. Continue reading
Author George Bernard Shaw once said, “Youth is wasted on the young”, and we know exactly what he means. Just about the time you get your head together, your body starts falling apart.
Over the past couple of years, Russia has enacted laws to silence “LGBT propaganda”, and it’s justified such legislation with flawed sociological studies. Unfortunately, these laws are written so vaguely that no one really knows what counts as “propaganda”. President Putin says that there is no discrimination against Russia’s LGBT citizens, but can they hold hands in public? Can they kiss? Can they declare their love in any way, or is that breaking the law? Continue reading
Volkswagen lovers with an eye on a Golf TDI hatchback are no doubt asking themselves if they should hold out until model year 2015 for the update or snap up a sixth-generation version like the 2013 model. (FWIW, there will be a shortened 2014 model year for the Golf made up of leftover stock of the current version.) To address such dilemmas, we thought we’d pit the two against one another.
Trucks aren’t meant to be glamorous. Sure, they’ll pull a fabulous vintage Airstream trailer, put a wooden Chris Craft boat into crystal water, or carry home that mid-century credenza, but any truck worth its fully-boxed frame can also haul a bed load of dirt, plow through snow, and charge through muddy fields. I guess we’d call that versatile. Whatever your preference, the re-designed 2014 GMC Sierra satisfies. Continue reading
According to an email from General Motors, “GM will recognize a legal marriage no matter the state of residence. For example, if a GM employee residing in Michigan, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, got married in New York, GM would recognize that marriage.” Continue reading