2012 Honda Civic: Quick Review

Better than before, but is new Civic still a stand out performer? The 2012 Honda Civic is more efficient than the model it replaces and, in the case of the Si Coupe and Sedan, this nimble compact is also plenty…

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy charges ahead with Volt hybrid “Electric cars are the future, right?” That question was levied at me by a show-goer during this year’s New York Auto Show, where the fully electric-powered Nissan Leaf had just taken the World Car…

2011 Kia Optima

Has Kia Built the Sexiest Sedan? Want to impress others with your automotive knowledge, but not give away your age by commenting on car trends dating to the Eisenhower era? Here’s a tip: tell everyone you remember a time when…

Five $20K Cars That Will Make You Look Like A Million Bucks

Turning heads is what fashion is all about. But, in today’s fiscally restrained environment, fashion must sometimes take a back seat to paying the rent. Every now and again, however, one discovers that odd bargain; the designer coat carelessly tossed…

Reader Needs A Mid-Size SUV With Cargo Room: We Have Suggestions

Last week, Joe Tralongo and Nick Kurczewski visited the Derek & Romaine Show on the Sirius network to talk about the highs and lows of the 2011 New York Auto Show. During their visit, they answered a lot of questions…

The Real Must-See TV: PBS Airs ‘Stonewall Uprising’ Tonight

The modern LGBT rights movement began nearly 42 years ago in the middle of New York’s West Village at a bar called the Stonewall Inn. That night, during a fairly typical police raid, something decidedly atypical happened. Some say that…

Highlights Of The 2011 New York International Auto Show

This year at the New York International Auto Show, the theme we repeatedly heard more than any other was fuel economy—or to be more precise, 40 mpg fuel economy. Auto makers, both foreign and domestic, rolled out a number of…

2011 Dodge Caravan

Dodge Creates the “Man Van” So, I’m walking through a mid-century furniture show with my partner and neighbor when I see this big wooden box on metal legs. My neighbor is quick to point out that it is a Herman…

Students In Britain Build Bags For Bentley

The marriage of luxury cars and bespoke luggage is nothing new — in fact, there’s a long, fascinating history of design houses building travel gear for specific makes and models, continuing right up to the present day. When Infiniti launched…

Two For The Road: Made-To-Order MINI + KBB’s Top 10 Green Car List

Big things can fit in small packages Our friend and fellow auto-enthusiast Lyndon Bell reports on a MINI Cooper with an interior designed by none other than British luxury icon Rolls Royce. The Goodwood MINI (Goodwood being the home of…