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2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible Finds Detroit Through Ohio

When driving to Detroit, all roads apparently go through Ohio.  Or, so the Lexus LC500 Convertible’s navigation system would have me believe.  I went to school in Michigan and never traveled through Ohio to get there, but every time I…

2022 Subaru Outback Goes Deeper Into The Wilderness

Subaru Outback customers know what they want:  Reliable family transport, all-road capability, fuel efficiency, long-term durability and plenty of space for all their stuff.  Judging by sales numbers, people are pretty pleased with their jacked-up Outbacks.  But some owners upfit…

2021 Toyota Corolla: Still a good compact car

A half-century later, the Toyota Corolla is still a very affordable car worth a look for meeting your basic day-to-day needs when buying used is an option you’d rather not take. Listed base price is currently $20,025 US, but as…

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2021 Genesis G80 Wears Its Britishness Like A Bentley

If I showed you this car and told you we had the all-new, just released mid-size Bentley, you might believe me…for a few seconds.  The Genesis G80 is clearly not a Bentley, but there is a certain Britishness to its…

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2021 Mazda3 Hatch Looks Like Sculpture, Drives Like A Scalpel

Mazda makes some of the most beautiful and enchanting cars available today.  It’s as if a team of Japanese engineers had improper relations with Italian artisans.  The Miata may be the case example, but other vehicles like the Mazda6 sedan,…

2021 Cadillac Escalade: Turn-of-the-(21st)-Century Largess and Style

Ever since it hit the scene, The Cadillac Escalade has been the ride to get if you want to get noticed. It’s big, it’s splashy, and – to be perfectly honest – it’s loud.  And that’s the whole point: You…

2021 Lincoln Corsair Distills Classic Style Into A Smaller, Modern Package

In the century since Henry Ford purchased Lincoln, the automaker has been true to its mission of offering distinguished exterior styling, sumptuous interiors, and a driving experience that’s uniquely American.  Think about the Continental, Mark V, and Town Car.  These…

A New Milestone for Automotive Retail: LGBT Ownership

Over the past 25-plus years, the automotive industry has recognized the economic power of the LGBT community. Some of which are based in some stereotypes that are becoming less valid over the same period of time.  Look at our households…

2021 Acura TLX: Midsized Sedan 21st Century Luxury

At just under $40K US, this year’s TLX is worth consideration and only comes with one notable downside IMHO: there really is almost no room in the backseats. That said, the interior luxury cannot be overstated.  There really is wood and…

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2021 Mini Countryman Plugs Into Cool

I have long been a fan of the Mini, a fun little zipper with classic British looks that can fillet cars way above its weight class.  About ten years ago, my family even bought a first-generation Countryman crossover.  It was…