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 […]

Quick Spin: The Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle (ROAV) concept

Honda created some buzz at the 2018 SEMA show. The automaker pulled the wraps back on a unique side-by-side concept. It was one part Ridgeline, one part Pioneer 1000. But it was all parts intriguing and bad ass. Called the Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept, the Honda ROAV piqued our interests and we wanted to […]

Quick Spin: 2019 Infiniti QX80

Each winter I go with my family to southern Florida. One week of thawing out there allows us to get through New England winters without mental side effects. One of the biggest challenges of each trip is finding the right rental vehicle. It’s needs to be spacious and comfortable, but also appeal to my own […]

Quick Spin: 2019 Honda Passport

For automakers, SUVs are now their livelihoods. For many of them, their SUV offerings go way beyond just small, medium, and large. There are now tiny versions, sporty versions, “coupe” versions, and super large versions. There seems to be an endless fight to the bottom to find yet another niche in this crowded market for […]

Driving the Roush Stage 3 Mustang and F-150 SC

Roush Stage 3 Mustang and F-150 SC

You can walk into certain Ford dealerships, pay your money, and leave with weapons of mass tire destruction. One is the 650-horsepower Roush F-150 SC. The other is a 710-hp Stage 3 Mustang. Both wear Roush TVS 2650 superchargers. The Mustang has an active exhaust system, while the F-150 gets a two-inch lift and the […]

Mazda’s 2019 MX-5 delivers a greater driving experience

2019 mazda mx-5 miata rf

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a great car. Mazda remains focused on delivering a truly wonderful driving experience that’s packaged in a stylish compact machine. The ND generation of the Miata delivers this in spades, but Mazda’s found a way to make it truly aces; more power. Engineers at Mazda have focused on fine tuning […]

Quick Look: 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition

FCA loves making special edition vehicles. I lost count how many Challengers, Wranglers, and Grand Cherokee special editions there have been. The new Ram 1500 is no exception to the rule. The new for 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition just premiered here in the Northeast and it seems to be the perfect vehicle for the […]

A Tale of Two Golfs – Hatch and Wagen

I recently had the opportunity two drive two similar but different 2018 Volkswagen Golfs. The first was a Golf S SportWagen. The second was a conventional Golf SE hatchback. The differences in trim between the two were limited to a sunroof, leather seats, and a bigger infotainment screen on the Golf SE. The two vehicles […]

Quick Spin: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Did you know that there are currently nineteen different plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on sale in the U.S. right now?  Me neither.  In fact, if you asked me to name more than five I couldn’t.  The Volt, Prius Prime, Pacifica, Hyundai Ioniq and the subject for this Quick Spin, the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Quick Spin: 2018 Lexus NX 300

Sedans are dead. So-called normal people buy crossover utility vehicles now. Those wanting nicer cars, buy nicer CUVs and not nicer sedans. That market segment, that of midsize two-row luxury CUVs, is red hot. Lexus was a pioneer in this class with the original RX 300. Over the years, the RX has grown though, with […]