2021 Hyundai Veloster N l Review

2021 Hyundai Veloster N

It’s funny, I just of waxed poetic about the Hyundai Veloster Turbo not too long ago. With the big “long live the hot hatch” tagline attached, I noted that it delivered a “best-of-both-worlds mix of spirited performance and day-to-day comfort” but also pointed out that the “biggest issue with the Veloster Turbo Ultimate for the […]

2021 Lexus LS 500 | Review

2021 Lexus LS 500 | Review

There’s something to be said for having, or at least aspiring to have, “the best” of anything. Edward Lewis (played by Richard Gere) in the movie Pretty Woman was asked “why do you have the penthouse if you’re scared of heights”. He astutely responded, “because it’s the best”. Aside from the achingly pretty LC500 coupe […]

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Review: The Best All-Around Car I’ve Ever Driven

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

You read that title right. A six-time Ford Mustang owner and auto-journalist-type just said that a crossover EV is the best all-arounder he’s ever driven. No, I didn’t say it’s the best all-around electric vehicle I’ve ever driven, although that’s true as well. I also didn’t say it’s the best crossover I’ve driven, though true […]

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Platinum AWD | Road Trip Review

2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid Platinum AWD

Hey ya’ll, nothing says “hoon” like a minivan, am I right? However, in the automotive community, at least in the fringes of the Hooniverse, “cool” is relative. Nothing else would explain the cool factor that wagons and vans have around here. So, how does the minivan fit into our little corner of the world? Typically, […]

2021 Mazda Miata l Review (plus, what’s next for the NE MX-5?)

2021 Mazda Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is just about synonymous with the automotive enthusiast. The Top Gear/Grand Tour blokes claim that you have to have owned an Alfa Romeo to be a true petrolhead. Here in the states, it’s the Miata. Before we get too much further, yes I’ve owned a couple (NB and NC), and I’ve […]

2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD | Review

2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD

The Lexus ES has a rather beige history. Dating back to 1989, it was typically just seen as Lexus’ version of the Camry. Not a bad thing, but certainly a bit beige if I’m honest. If you wanted a “good car” with a bit of luxury, it was a solid choice. But the front-engine, front-wheel-drive […]

2020 Ford F-250 Tremor: I also don’t get it, but I love it

2021 Ford F-250 Tremor

I’ll say this up front, I’ve never owned a pickup truck. It’s just about the only major vehicle type I haven’t owned. It’s not that I have anything against them, I actually like them, I’ve just never had the need for one. This is the eternal pickup truck quandary, the actual “need” for a truck […]

Kia K5 GT 2.5T – The “Optima”l sedan?

Kia K5 GT 2.5T

Sedans are dead, except that they aren’t. While major manufacturers like Ford are pivoting away from the four-door passenger car, others are making them even better. It’s hard to argue that Kia, Genesis, and Hyundai are killing it lately. And not just in the SUV market, they are producing some South Korean goodness in just […]

Ford Maverick – Top Gun Edition

Top Gun Maverick Ford

We were recently introduced to the Ford Maverick, which means folks ramped up the Top Gun memes. And let me tell you something Hooniverse, I am HERE FOR IT! If I were forced at gunpoint to pick a favorite all-time movie, it very well may be the original 1986 classic fighter plane movie. I remember […]

The 11th Generation Civic sedan isn’t playing around

2022 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is heading into it’s eleventh generation, and Honda has taken off the gloves for the 2022 Civic. The most obvious bit is the exterior, it’s a great looking car, definitely a bit of Accord in there. However, it’s the interior that I am most impressed with. So, what else is new? What’s New? […]