That’s so gay: 2018 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 TRD Off-Road is the perfect butch/Barbie mobile

My favorite television drama of 2018 so far is The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the true crime story of how the fashion designer was killed point-blank at his Miami mansion in 1997.  The series stars Ricky Martin and Penelope Cruz,…

Keep your car ready for winter weather

We’ve all seen the signs and heard the radio ads: “Shift into winter!” “Get your car ready for winter!” But what does that really mean? How do you get a car ready for winter? It’s not as if you’re going…

Dyson is going to build electric cars. Will they suck?

Last fall, James Dyson said that he wanted to build electric cars. This week, the inventor announced a rough timeline for that project: the early 2020s. The Financial Times broke the story on Wednesday, but it’s behind a paywall, so…

Gaywheels car buying guide: How to choose the right car for you, part 1

How to choose the right car for you, part 1: Getting your head in the game So, you’ve made a decision about whether to shop for a brand new car or for one that’s gently used. Congrats! That’s a very big, very…

J.D. Power: Auto dependability ratings hit new high

Every year around this time, J.D. Power publishes the results of its annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study. That’s a major piece of research–especially for used car buyers, because it looks at three-year-old vehicles and the number of problems they’ve had…

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2018 Volvo XC60 drives through the night

We drive into the night, my family and I. We’ve been visiting my grandmother and uncle, taking them to dinner. My daughter is buckled and nestled into her into her car seat; my husband settled into the right front throne….

A Mardi Gras driving guide to help you navigate the streets of New Orleans this Fat Tuesday

Every year, I update and repost this article for those of you who can’t be with us in New Orleans for the joys and pains of Fat Tuesday. More sober posts coming tomorrow!  * * * * * Across most…

Drivers want to keep good dogs safe, don’t care so much for fuzzy steering wheel covers

Every time you ask a question of Google (or goddess help you, Bing), your query is tracked. Data nerds sift through that delicious data to spot trends in the marketplace. Last week, Google issued one of those reports for the…

Gaywheels car buying guide: Second-hand can be a great first choice

Second-hand can be a great first choice I won’t lie: my money’s on used cars. But then, if you read last week’s post, you probably picked up on that. The truth is, very few people truly need a brand-new car….

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will wiggle your giggle [video review]

The engine rumbled and my daughter grinned. She doesn’t remember, but she’s heard this symphony of bottled swagger before, in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. But, we’re not in a Challenger; we’re in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I rev the engine…