Quick Spin: Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 ford mustang mach-e premium front red

It must be a sign of my age. The more I learn about electric vehicles, the more I realize how little I know. Based on my experience, the best way to learn about anything is to get some background, and then is to just jump into it. So when an opportunity to finally drive the […]

2021 Chevy Suburban Diesel! – First Drive

The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Suburban has arrived with some new engine choices. Initially, it was a pair of gas-drinking V8s, but now a diesel-sipping six has arrived. This is our first time behind the wheel of the 2021 Suburban packing Duramax heat. There’s a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbodiesel engine under the hood. And it’s a […]

Quick Spin: 2016 VW e-Up! Service Loaner Edition

Some time ago, I wrote up the Mercedes-Benz C-Class I’ve been driving to work and back. Since getting handed the keys to it I’ve bought a couple of other cars, in a staggering display of man maths, but I’ve also kept the Benz around since no-one else has use for it and the Volvo I […]

2019 Volkswagen Golf – old Golf with a new heart

This 2019 Volkswagen Golf may look like any other seventh generation Golf but its secret is under the hood – a new engine. To go with that engine is either a new six-speed manual transmission, which replaces the old five-speed, or a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the old six-speed slushbox. So far, so […]

Quick Spin: 2020 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered

When news broke that Volvo would once again be offering a Polestar-branded variant of its midsize S60 sedan, many of us enthusiasts took notice. The in/out-of-house tuning brand was supposedly going to be doing what the company’s “R” once did: making choice cars go faster, handle better, brake harder, and look more aggressive. But in […]

The RSR Rebel is a glorious ode to past Porsche glory
…and it ain’t cheap

The RSR Rebel Porsche 911is a beautiful and brutal ode to the race cars from a bygone era. RSR Rebel cars pay homage to the Porsche 917 race cars. These were wicked machines that went crazy fast while wearing equally insane color schemes. These now iconic cars are remembered by, not just Porsche fans, but […]

About that new turbocharged Wrangler engine…

I used to own a TJ Wrangler with the 2.5-liter AMC four cylinder engine. It was a rather crappy engine, with all of 120hp on tap. On a good day, going downhill with tail wind, my soft-toped, 5-speed (3-speed automatic was optional!) Jeep could almost hit a speedo-indicated 75mph. The 4.0-liter in-line six was the […]

Quick Spin: 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Phantom

Evolve or die. This applies to everything, especially car manufacturing. People want SUVs these days. At first they wanted them for winter traction after getting stuck in snowbanks for years. Then they realized that the higher sitting position is nice, and it’s easier to get in and out of SUVs. When they had to move […]

Quick Spin: 2019 Nissan Maxima and Murano

There are two cars in Nissan’s lineup that are slightly different from the others. First is the Maxima, a slightly bigger vehicle than the Altima. The second is the Nissan Murano, which fits between the high-volume Rogue and the three-row Pathfinder. Both vehicles seem somewhat redundant in the lineup and both, to me, seem somewhat […]