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 […]

Admittedly, we have been eager to hear what the pricing structure of the forthcoming Scion FR-S. Well, wait no more. An affordable sports car that is right up our alley! TORRANCE, Calif., March 22, 2012 – Scion today announced pricing for its 2013 FR-S compact rear-wheel drive sports car. The FR-S starts with a manufacturer’s […]

Let’s just start with a confession: I’m not objective about the 2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I’ve been a “Fan of Fahrvergnügen” for 40+ years, starting back when my Dad bought a brandy-new orange Kharmann Ghia convertible; my first new car (and first race car) was a 1983 Rabbit GTi. I strayed into quattro/turbo Audis but […]

More, More, More…and Less A saying goes “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” but one look back at the history of BMW’s 3 series shows that it’s either gotten cheaper through the years, we got a bigger sandwich, a healthier one, or all three. Toward the end of its run in 1991, the […]

A well balanced fun to drive sedan at an affordable price When Volkswagen redesigned the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, they designed the car to make it more affordable, and appeal to a broader demographic to increase sales. VW went with a smaller and less powerful base engine, a less expensive twist beam rear suspension, rear drum […]

An Exotic You Can Live with on a Daily Basis We had an opportunity to play around with a 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo courtesy of one of our readers. I must say this is one impressive car! 500 horsepower, 480 lb-ft torque, and 3.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. At the same time, it’s […]

An affordable and practical factory tuner car Mazda claims its vehicles are designed to not only catch the eye, but convey an image of youthful exuberance, style and driving fun.  Their performance division is Mazdaspeed, and their purpose is to amplify all the areas that already make Mazdas stand out, like power, handling, style, driver […]

A Muscle Car Blending Old and New To this day, I vividly remember my father taking me for rides in his 1966 Ford Mustang GT. On numerous occasions,  we would get in the car and just drive with the top down, the engine growling, with no real destination in mind. The car had character and […]

A premium sports activity vehicle with all-road capability and dynamic driving characteristics Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were stopped at a traffic light and some kid pulls up next to you in his late model Chevrolet Camaro with a V6 engine (or something similar) and you know that once the light […]