2018 Jeep Wrangler clings to a brand new mountain

When you’re clinging to the side of a mountain, hanging in peril, you’d better have four capable wheels beneath you. By extension, when you redesign an icon like the Wrangler, you’d better pay close attention. It better look like a…

Oh, joy: The Uber/Waymo conflamma is now at the center of a federal investigation

That Uber driver’s face in the pic above says it all–at least to the three of you still following this convoluted, never-ending story. AP reports: A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney’s office confirms that the Justice Department has opened…

Last call: 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Sport is fun, fast and fabulous

The Volkswagen Golf in its many incarnations is a favorite here at Gaywheels. The Golf is one of the most versatile and exciting small cars on the market right now. All models now have four doors, which technically makes it…

2018 Hyundai Elantra: Spunky!

In an episode (that is more than 40 years old) of The Mary Tyler Moore (who?) Show, Mary’s boss Lou Grant (played brilliantly by daddy bear Ed Asner) tells Mary that she has spunk, and then proceeds to say, “I…

Can self-driving vehicles flip off bad drivers?

In November, a self-driving shuttle bus began roaming the Las Vegas strip. Within hours, it was involved in a fender-bender. The autonomous car wasn’t to blame for the accident, but the whole thing might’ve been avoided if the vehicle had…

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Can’t afford a Tesla? Just hack grandma’s electric mobility scooter [video]

Want to give the octogenarians in your life a little something special this holiday season? Follow the example of these enterprising Hungarians who hacked an electric mobility scooter, giving it a lot more oomph. Based on the title of the…

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is like a red dress

There’s nothing wrong with owning a Mercedes E-Class sedan. They’re very respectable, undeniably responsible luxury cars for the respectable and undeniably responsible. But, chop off two doors, lower the roofline and suddenly you’re wearing a red dress. Since the 1970s,…

California legislature could outlaw gas & diesel vehicles by 2040

Remember when Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt began the process of overturning EPA rules that would force U.S. automakers to design increasingly efficient cars? Remember California governor Jerry Brown’s response to that move, which was basically, “Screw you guys, we’ll…

2017 Land Rover Discovery: This is indeed the lap of luxury

Every now and then, someone scrappy like me (think Kat Dennings on 2 Broke Girl$) gets past all the security and the bouncers and momentarily enjoys a life dripping with elegance and money. Sure, the sash is shabby, the shoes…

2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4×4: Woof!

Want the thrill of an amusement park ride but also want to be Chewbacca at the controls of a Princess Leia transport?  Welcome to the 2017 redesigned Jeep Compass Trailhawk. Over the last few years, the Trailhawk badge (which is…