02. 10. 2012

The New Arrival

On Saturday, September 15, my little family unit brought home a 2012 Chevrolet Volt, resplendent in White Diamond Tricoat with a Light Neutral Leather interior.  It stickered at $45,729, dealer invoice was $43,700,...

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14. 07. 2012

Tesla vs. Detroit, a.k.a. Apples vs. Oranges

Adam Hartung, contributor to Forbes magazine, recently made a splash by writing this article, entitled “Why Tesla is Beating GM, Ford, and Toyota — Electric Cars.”  He contends that Tesla’s product is in fact...

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27. 06. 2012

Airborne

Everyone should have a good “airborne in a car” story.  This is mine. It was the spring of 2003, and I was enjoying life as a college senior with a few months left...

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28. 05. 2012

Driven – The 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport 2.0

Lately, the family car has been showing its age a bit.  Our beloved 2004 Nissan Murano SL AWD has just enough niggling issues that the wife and I have been considering getting something...

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13. 05. 2012

A Stunning Value Proposition: the 981 Boxster

In 1997, Porsche gave the world the Boxster.  If you squint through the prism of the past just right, it was the first completely new car from the company in 19 years, dating...

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07. 04. 2012

Evo X Mr Touring & Audi B8 S4 — Comparison

A few days back I caught up with a good friend of mine who’s owned a Mitsubishi Evo MR Touring since he bought it new two years ago.  While catching up and running...

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08. 03. 2012

Your Next Car Will Most Assuredly NOT Drive Itself

In the February 2012 issue of Wired, Tom Vanderbilt authored an article titled “Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here.”  The front cover of the magazine featured a...

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18. 02. 2012

DEEEEE-TROIT! Part 6: GM & Chrysler

The star of the show in the minds of the American automotive press, based on magazine coverage, seems to have been the Cadillac ATS.  The ATS will compete directly with the BMW 3-series–not...

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06. 02. 2012

DEEEEE-TROIT! Part 4: Nippon

One of the Toyota PR guys appeared as we strolled up to the NS4 concept, and asked the crowd–what’s the number-one-selling car in America for the last gazillion years in a row? “The...

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02. 02. 2012

DEEEEE-TROIT! Part 3: Porsche/Audi/VW

You can never have too much chicken wire. Nothing grabs your attention quite like a fire-engine-red RS5, with its gaping maw threatening to inhale everything in a fifty-foot arc in front of it....

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