Let’s face it, many subcompact SUVs can lack substance in their performance and can sometimes overcompensate with frilly, exuberant design. Kia jumps into this segment with an entry that follows some of those trends.
Apple and Tesla may be making headlines for their advancements in electric vehicle development, but these five hybrid and electric car models from traditional automakers deserve recognition for their drivers’ superb eco- and safety-consciousness. When it comes to the future of automobiles, electric cars are at the forefront of the conversation. Advancements in electric vehicle […]
Most people living today have often heard the phrase ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’. Within the circle of the collectible car hobby, who hasn’t used that saying – usually followed immediately by the words “sold it” or “let it go.” My 1960 DeSoto Adventurer belongs in that group... one of several ‘collectible automobiles’ I have owned since officially joining the hobby in the mid-‘80s. It was a strong number three example, and a good 20-footer... a car I could be proud to be seen in, but that never brought home a trophy.
Most people have fond memories of family vacations. But when you look back at those, do you have some nightmares about long road trips, trapped in a stuff vehicle next to your sibling with suitcases pile high? Maybe it’s just me.
Before “political correctness” came into being (1970-1975), we called them junk yards. The first softening of that old moniker, came as “salvage yard” became the fashionable new term. Call them what you wish, but we all know that, whatever they are called, they mark the final resting place of once-pristine automobiles and trucks.
Buick has bombarded our TVs with commercials proving that GM’s pseudo-luxury brand has changed. The rebranding by Buick is smart. It had a stodgy vibe. It was what grandparents drove. And also, Buick has suffered as being a tweener brand, as in it was nicer than Chevy but not quite as luxurious as Cadillac. And GM also has the GMC brand that is kind of similar.
"It will go at speed of 12 miles an hour. The battery must be renewed every 30 miles, but that is done in a moment's time."
What is the best vehicle available today? I get asked that loaded question a lot. And the truth is, there is no perfect vehicle and certainly best or perfect is totally subjective too.
My high school teen MiKaiya Rawlins (Mika) just graduated from Paint Branch High in Silver Spring, MD, so my gift to her was a trip to the Grand Canyon State for a full day on the track behind the wheel of her favorite automotive brand, Dodge. Yep, she's been talking about the purchase of a pink Charger for the last two years. But, thanks to Radford Racing School instructors, Mika currently knows how to operate the muscle car, specifically the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye!
My weekly featured cars come to me in many ways. Sometimes it’s a car I saw in a parking lot as I drove by, often it’s one I saw at a car show – like last week’s story about Kevin Williams’ 1950 Cadillac convertible. But once in a while, it involves a chase to catch up with and follow a car to its driver’s destination.