All posts by: Nate Lichaa

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Introduction After testing a 2011 GTI, we were very impressed with the car.  One of our editors even bought one.  Yes, the GTI is a great daily driver that feels like a car costing thousands more than it does, but we found ourselves wondering what the car would be like with more power, a sportier suspension, and more […]

More attractive, more efficient, still all-wheel drive. Overview Extreme weather is experienced throughout the country. In some regions, it can change drastically from one day to the next.  One day it can be warm and sunny, and the next day there can be a blistering snow storm. This is exactly why Subaru’s are so appealing. They offer

An economical subcompact in a stylish package Overview The Kia brand has made tremendous strides in recent years in styling, design, performance, and perceived build quality yet remains an affordable option. Since 2009, Kia has achieved record sales and continued market share growth as they continue to evolve. Especially in a tough economy and rising […]

Inexpensive, but not “cheap” transportation that’s actually fun to drive! Overview We didn’t know what to expect when we first learned that Chevy was going to lend us a new 2012 Sonic. After all, it replaced the Aveo, which was unremarkable in many ways. It was uninspiring, loud, and slow. It also lacked some modern […]

Ok I’ll admit it. This may be the entry level Porsche but I don’t give a hoot. I want one. Porsche has been criticized in the past for making only minor physical updates to their vehicles when redesigning their new models. But ever since they introduced the Panamara, new Porsche’s have been given comprehensive makeovers. […]

For 2013, the Explorer Sport will be the top of the Explorer line, and it could have been named the Explorer SHO. It is a welcome addition to the Explorer line, which was originally lacking a higher performance model. It is equipped with the Taurus SHO based 350-horsepower (estimated) twin-turbocharged EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine with […]