2022 Honda Civic Si HPT l Review

2022 Honda Civic Si

I’ve had an interesting relationship with the Honda Civic Si. When I got out of college I was driving a new 1999 Civic EX. It was Clover Green Pearl with the larger factory spoiler, upgraded 15-inch wheels, and a manual transmission. It was a practical change from the 1996 Camaro I was driving before heading […]

Review: 2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

In 2019 I took a quick off-road excursion in a slightly modified Honda Passport. That drive proved two things. First, so-called cross-over utility vehicles are better off-road than we think. Second, they’re still not nearly as good as proper body-on-frame utility vehicles purposely designed to be off-road capable. That second part has most to do […]

2022 Honda Civic Si arrives and I’m here to tell you it’s really good!

2022 honda civic si

Remember a few years back when I had a 2000 Honda Civic Si? I really enjoyed that car. It remains one of my favorite front-driver cars out there. There have been a few iterations of the Civic Si since then and in fact, Honda has just revealed the latest version. It’s based on the new […]

2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport l Review

2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport

So check this out dear reader, before this review, I had never driven a Honda Ridgeline! Honda’s midsize truck has been on sale since 2006, yet somehow I’ve managed to miss out on the entire first generation that ran through 2014, and most of the most recent generation that kicked off in 2017. Well, it’s […]

Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve Review

Honda Talon 1000x-4 off-road

A few years back we tested the two-seater Honda Talon. It’s awesome and we fell in love with side-by-sides that day. Flash-forward to today and Honda has expanded the sport side of its SxS lineup with a four-seat Talon option. We got our hands on the Talon 1000X-4. It packs the same 999-cc engine as […]

Yes, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline is good!

2021 honda ridgeline off road

You think you need more truck, but the 2021 Honda Ridgeline is likely all the truck you *actually* need. I’m not speaking for all of you, of course, but for 90% of midsize truck buyers, the Honda Ridgeline makes a ton of sense. And with its revised styling, it looks great too. [Disclaimer: Honda tossed […]

The Honda Odyssey is an excellent mobile ski lodge

2021 honda odyssey elite

The ski season of 2020/2021, as with most things these days, is like no other. The resorts require reservations and the lodges have strict capacities. Tables are limited for people and time. No bags can be left in lockers and no food self-served. My kids’ ski school director directly suggested using one’s vehicle as a […]

Review: 2020 Honda Civic Si sedan – updated, it’s the best Si ever

2020 civic si front end red

I spend way too much time in the 1990s around sporty Hondas. Then, at the end of that decade things have changed at Honda, and not for the better. Enthusiasts like me were dropped in favor of lower production costs and mass marketing. It has been twenty years but I am happy to report that […]

Honda CRF250L Rally: small displacement, big fun!

The adventure market has been exploding over the last few years with the popularity of “go-anywhere” machines skyrocketing. I doubt you haven’t noticed the amount of lifestyle content centered around Overlanding, #vanlife, or moto-adventuring. Prior to 2015, I can’t recall seeing a single “not all who wander are lost” tattoo once in my life. It […]

A brief bit of seat time in Honda’s Baja bad ass: The Unlimited Ridgeline

We thought we were just there to watch… and then Honda let us jump in the driver’s seat of this rad race truck! We got invited out to a test day with the Honda off-road racing team led by Jeff Procter. The vehicle? Honda’s Unlimited Ridgeline, which was being prepped to take on the Baja […]