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2020 Lexus LC500 Asks, “Am I A Supercar?”

I was online doing research about the 2020 Lexus LC500 and saw a post that asked, “Is the Lexus LC500 a supercar?”  I had to stop and think for a moment.  A decade ago, the answer would have been a…

2020 Hyundai Venue: A newborn that’s spunky and agile

As if cars could not get any smaller…… The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a brand-new model and it is five-inches shorter than its slightly older and longer sister, the Kona (a car I really, really like). It is technically and…

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2020 Chevy Bolt Is GM’s Electrified Bridge To The Future

It seems the future is always getting further away.  One man’s atomic-powered starship is another’s supercharged muscle car.  My first brush with the future came when I drove the infamous GM EV1 electric car back in 1996.  It was smooth,…

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2020 Toyota Yaris Speaks Fluent Cool

I read stories all of the time about how expensive cars are getting.  Sure, if you look at large three-row rolling rumpus rooms with video monitors, surround-sound audio, and enough gadgets for the vehicle to virtually drive itself, cars are…

2020 Subaru Legacy: Indeed, What a Legacy!

What’s not to love about the Subaru Legacy, now celebrating its 31st birthday, depending on who’s counting.  (Yeah, well, I think it’s been around since Melissa Ethridge was straight, or at least since k.d. lang was singing country western music.) Prices start at $22,745.  Mileage…

Ride Along With Pride – in a 1969 Camaro

LGBT automotive enthusiasts are indeed a reflection of our community at large. Indeed, we are the most diverse culture in American society – encompassing race, age, gender, identity, body type, physical and mental capacity, and so forth. We are also…

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Is Adept At Hiking – And Cruising

I didn’t expect much when the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD arrived.  I knew it would be a well-behaved, and well-built compact crossover, but it’s always had an image of being a bit, um, “chic”.  But, the latest generation sports sheet…

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2020 Mazda CX-30 Hangs On The Road

Mazda has some of the most talented designers on the planet.  Based on the brand’s Kodo “Soul of Motion” design philosophy, its cars appear taut and sculpted, expressing exactly what they’re like to drive.  The Mazda3 hatch is one of…

2020 Kia Soul: You Can Afford This LGBTQ+ Gem

Editor’s Note: the test-drive of this vehicle was conducted pre-pandemic. $17,490.  27 city / 33 highway.  Groovy AF (not Air Force). I have a friend in San Diego who was looking for his ultimate SoCal bounce-around Hillcrest (Gay Town) car – and…

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan: A Solid, Small-to-Midland SUV

Editor’s note: This test-drive was conducted before any lockdowns for coronavirus went into effect. The 2020 VW Tiguan is small, kinda midsized SUV that can slide right into the middle-of-the-road of all the SUVs that are out there on the…