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The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune is the dune buggy revamped for this century

Volkswagen did it right with the new 2017 Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune.  I recently had the opportunity to take the little dune buggy out for a joy ride–too much of a ride as it turns out. I got scolded by…

Last call: 2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X is four tons of fun

Just to clarify, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X (yikes, that’s a mouthful) does not weigh four tons when empty. However, its gross vehicle weight rating is 8,500 lbs., meaning that you can haul a lot of stuff. For farming…

The 2017 Kia Sportage is a cheeky crossover

Ed. note: Kia is the only automaker doing business in the U.S. that hasn’t yet made it onto Gaywheels’ gay-friendly list. Its sibling, Hyundai, recently made the switch, and we’ve been told that Kia is doing the same, but we’re…

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2017 Nissan Rogue adds glitz and green

I was completely baffled when the first-generation Nissan Rogue raced up the sales charts to become one of the best-selling compact crossovers. It buzzed like your sleeping mother, contained more cheap plastic than a discount toy store, and steered as…

Brands bail on Breitbart, but Nissan stays put

One of the biggest disappointments of 2016 has been the rise in prominence of Breitbart News. That’s in part because Breitbart is appallingly partisan, and personally, I like my news to be as spin-free as possible, no matter which direction it’s…

Finally, something to celebrate: 9 automakers earn perfect scores on HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index

2016 has been a terrible year. Every year has its tragedies–natural disasters, civil wars, the continued fertility of Duggars, Kardashians, and Jenners–but 2016 has been among the worst in recent memory. It’s been especially bad for the LGBT community. Homophobic…

Lexus NX 300h: a hybrid RAV4 that’s still butch but with a lot more luxury & glitter

Today, we’ve come to expect everything to be everything, so when it comes to cars, it’s not enough to be, say, just a sports car. It must now have luxury – and economy. Economy cars can’t just get you from…

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2017 Buick LaCrosse speaks Avenir

A couple of years ago, Buick rolled out the Avenir concept car on opening night of the Detroit auto show. It was a big, proud sedan riding on a rear-drive architecture. It’s big wide grille, winged Buick logo, ventiported fenders,…

2016 Toyota Prius Four-Touring: A top-tier trim for top-tier eco-friendly types

When shopping for a car, one must not only know makes and models, but nowadays, one must know trims and trim levels.  Hopefully with a little help from your automotive friends on the World Wide Web, you’ll be able to…

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2017 Fiat 500X Pops with its cute, rugged self

Fiat’s money-maker is its cute little face and urban-adventurous spirit. And while the smaller members of the family are oh too adorable, they’re not exactly rugged. That’s where the 500X rolls on-stage. It may look like it’s just a 500…