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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 […]

When a major auto firm decides to build a concept, it first establishes a strategy and settles on the goals for the design. People always ask, “Why do they make concept cars?” There are a lot of reasons that range from exploring new packaging and technologies, to generating interest and gauging public reaction, to ‘preparing’ […]

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 […]

Dodge believes they hit the Bull’s Eye with their all new compact car, the 2013 Dodge Dart.  They say it provides “the ultimate blend of power, fuel efficiency, fun-to-drive, interior roominess, style, and overall sophistication at a tremendous value.” The compact car segment represents the largest segment of new car retail sales in the U.S.  […]

The ATS is Cadillac’s next attempt to set a new standard for compact luxury sports sedan class.  It is an all new car built from the ground up with rear wheel drive, near 50/50 weight distribution, and one of the lowest curb weights in its segment.  The result is a convincing formula for