2022 Kia Niro EV EX Premium l Review

2022 Kia Niro EV EX Premium

Electric vehicles are here to stay. Probably. Assuming we can build infrastructure to charge them fairly quickly. Which we might not. Still, the sheer number on the road already proves that this isn’t an automotive fad. In fact, if you follow me on the social medias, you’ll know that I just bought one! I couldn’t […]

I gave my seven year old a DSLR and had him cover the DC Auto Show (Gallery)

I’ve been to my local auto show in D.C. for quite a few years. It was likely my first “press event” in which I showed up, went to the media office and talked my way into a media ticket. This year I skipped the Media Day because of a schedule conflict, and almost didn’t go […]

Toyota GR GT3 Concept – Here’s a bit more (All…Updated)

(Update: I’m an idiot. I noted that the Tokyo Auto Salon was being held January 14 to January 16, 2022. When I wrote that, it was 14 January in Japan. So, here’s the whole thing…) (Now back to my OG post) Toyota’s Gazoo Racing recently previewed a pretty impressive looking thing, the GR GT3 Concept. […]

Honda Teases Next-Gen HR-V

2023 Honda HR-V

Honda kicks off what they are calling the “Year of the Crossover” (isn’t that every year at every automaker?) with a sneak peek of the 2023 Honda HR-V. You may have not given a lot of thought to the HR-V, since it’s relatively new to our market. It’s a solid a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment) that’s […]

2022 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Sport Prestige l Review

2022 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Sport Prestige

I like to think of these reviews as an ongoing story. Each week a different vehicle rocks up to my house and delivers a unique experience. Well, except late December when I ended up with (a thankfully mild case of) COVID. Across each loan I feel like I can start to make some meaningful comparisons, […]

How I got ripped off during my very first Turo rental


If you follow my column here at Hooniverse, you’ll know that I’m currently without a primary car. The used market was so crazy that I sold my BMW M4 back in October. Since then I’ve been getting by on press loaners and our family SUV. Well, recently we had a confluence of events where the […]

Gene Haas is taking over Formula 1

If you didn’t see the photo this morning, Gene Haas appears to be Photoshopped into the 2021 Haas F1 team photo. Elizabeth Blackstock over at Jalopnik documented the bizarre scenario well. If you look closely, there’s a problem with American owner Gene Haas. No, not the many, many millions he’s pumped into a perennially losing […]

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro l Review

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

“Why are dinosaurs always green?” That line, posted to Twitter in response to a photo of this vehicle, stayed with me throughout the entire loan. I’ve been overly critical in my reviews about the lack of updates to Toyota’s more rugged vehicles like the Tacoma, Tundra, and the 4Runner. Mercifully the Tundra was updated for […]

2021 Ford F-150 4X4 PowerBoost Hybrid l Review

2021 Ford F-150 4X4 PowerBoost Hybrid

Ford continues to push the boundaries and expectations of what people expect a certain vehicle to be. The all-electric crossover Mustang Mach-E got some attention, but wasn’t really even the beginning of the perception push. The EcoBoost version of the vaunted F-150 dates back a full decade and lots of truck people yelled at their […]

The Cadillac CTS-V video I never published

For some reason I was feeling nostalgic about my automotive journalist career this morning. I started poking through some old video and photo content and came across a gem that we never published. But first, some more nostalgia. Right Foot Down I got into this line of work for the same reason I lot of […]