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Renegade Vs. Crosstrek – The Battle of the Non-Posers

SUV stands for sport utility vehicle, but in the world of compact crossover SUVS the actually utility is limited. Even the sport part is almost nonexistent in the lineup, but the ability to travel on trails and take on the challenges of the outdoors certainly has most of the vehicles in this segment unable to… Read more »

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An Odd Comparison

For every comparison test you have to have a baseline to start from and decide what you want to base your test on. For this particular test you might think we chose some really strange item, but what we chose was the time to sixty mph of the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 which came… Read more »

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Has it Really Been that Long; Will It Ever Come Back

While this would only take a very small part of the market there hasn’t been a four door convertible that made it to production in more than fifty years. That seems like a travesty of the market and its high time we bring back some form of a four door car that has nothing but… Read more »

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Porsche Power Without the Name

The complexities of being part of a large brand group have led Porsche to create some engines that powered some of the most exceptional rides on the market that never carried the Porsche badge.  We have often lauded the 911 and the 959 was an amazing machine and we know of the various engines that… Read more »

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Ferrari is on its Own

Sometimes we don’t know as consumers the different brand names that are under a specific umbrella in the automotive world.  The Volkswagen Group is a great example with twelve different brands under the roof and FCA is really no different.  FCA has for a few years had Ferrari along with Alfa Romeo and Maserati under… Read more »

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Finding Differentiation at Ford will Keep them Successful

Short sightedness, even in the face of success has been the downfall of many companies throughout history.  This is the fate that Ford does not desire for itself and in a pursuit to be a company that continues to enjoy another hundred or more years of success, Ford has announced a new direction and a… Read more »

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What Did 2015 Give Us

Going on a trip around the sun gives us a whole year in the books and 2015 was one of the most amazing years in history.  This time around we saw some of the best cars ever made and the awesome features that were put in place in order to make the most use of… Read more »

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A New Generation Means Looking Back

When an automaker presents us with a new generation of a model there are typically significant design changes present in order to make the vehicle much better than before.  Often these changes are a direct response to the questions and complaints the automaker may have received about the product or it may be a natural… Read more »

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Looking Back at Some Automotive Oddities

When you think of the auto industry scrambling around typically the time periods you think of right away are either the 1970s or 1980s.  The gasoline embargo and emissions regulations that were put in place made it difficult for automakers to continue to offer powerful machines and still conform to guidelines along with the need… Read more »

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2016 Toyota Tundra: The Workhorse Choice

When you want a full size truck what are you looking for?  If it’s a great truck that can get the job done for towing, for hauling home a weekend project and for getting the job done at work the Tundra makes a great choice.  Lauded for the reliability and toughness the Tundra offers plenty… Read more »