Most know the Mercedes-Benz G-Class as an ostentatious machine that sells for roughly the same price as a small house, drives sort of like a tank and binges on gasoline like a Dyson does on hairballs. But only part of that statement is always true.
The 2017 Lexus NX 200T may look like it’s about to kidnap you and teleport you to a world where giant Gundams rule the Earth, but in reality, it’s as easy to live with as your average Toyota RAV4. It’s just a whole lot nicer to sit in.
The Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia is slow, not particularly fun to drive, handles like an intoxicated dullard and isn’t even all that reliable. Yet, it’s one of the most popular vehicular fashion statements on this Earth. Why?
Once you’ve driven every supercar, classic and enthusiast-spec vehicle under the sun, you might find yourself a little sad. What’s left, just a viking funeral in your Ferrari? Oh no, there’s a better blaze of glory to go out in. It’s called the Campagna T-Rex 16SP and it’s unlike anything else you’ve driven.
As far as daily drivers go, what you need is something cheap to run that should last forever. Being able to haul around a dishwasher across town the day you’ll need it the most certainly helps, and if the damn thing can plow its way through a snowbank in winter, that’s an added bonus.
Say you’re in the market for a secondhand European hot hatchback, but seek something a little more interesting than a Golf GTI or a Ford Focus RS. Your options are scarce. Sure, you could try to import a Renault Clio V6 from France, but do you really want to get yourself into the hassle of importing a French car? And…
Electric propulsion has become the new standard for automobiles. Everyone in the industry is collectively working overtime to dish out new methods of sustainable transportation to ensure the survival of our species. The decision is unanimous: gasoline must go. Yet, the Dodge Challenger still exists.
Once again, North America finds itself addicted to trucks and SUVs, spurred on by cheap gas. What we lack is a rolling symbol of this phenomenon; the last time it happened, it was without question the Hummer H2.
The 2017 Honda Pilot is just a few body panels away from being a badge engineered minivan, but it has its merits over the Odyssey it shares an engine and platform with. And yes, your son will fit in the third-row seats even after he moves back in after college.
The 2017 Volvo V90 R-Design is the midsize station wagon that was sent from the automotive gods to roundhouse kick generic crossovers in the chest. It brings the already-stunning V90 wagon to a new level by adding sexy Swedish design cues and a healthy dose of hunkered-down sports car athleticism.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is a car that drove straight from Japan, through our TV screens, punched the Subaru WRX STI in the face, and quickly disappeared into oblivion.
Say you just bought a brand new Aston Martin DB11 and you’re suddenly a little hungry. What do you do? Do you need to spend what’s left of your budget eating at the finest, fanciest restaurants around, or can you slum it eating deliciously greasy french fries coated in gravy and cheese?
Say you’re looking for a classic, cheap rear-wheel-drive sports car for cruising in the countryside over the weekend, or even whip out for the occasional track day session. You could get an old British roadster, but the headaches that come with those cars have pretty much turned you off by now. And besides, you’re not…
Imagine being a Formula One driver during a Grand Prix race. You’ve worked your way through the qualification session and managed to secure a respectable starting position on the grid. Miraculously, the engine in your car held together. (For the sake of this exercise, you don’t drive for McLaren-Honda.) You battled it…
I feel sorry for the Lexus RC-F. When Lexus released this oddly styled coupe in 2015, everyone immediately compared it to a BMW M4, and collectively pointed and laughed at the car for being heavier, softer, and slower than the Bavarian opposition.
Every car has a purpose (besides the obvious one, which is to make money for car companies). Some are made for families with multiple children. Some are for convertible fun on a good back road. But the purpose of the Acura Integra Type R was incredibly singular: the business of giant-slaying.
Let’s say you show up to a track for some fun times in your hot hatchback. And then, just hypothetically, a friend randomly shows up there with his new toy: a 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat. He tosses you the keys and says “have fun, buddy.” But there’s a catch—it’s pretty wet out there.
Yes, the Ford Focus ST is actually still around. It’s the hot hatchback we love but faded into the shadows after its little sibling, the Fiesta ST, kicked its ass in the fun-per-dollar argument. It then totally lost everyone’s attention when the almighty Focus RS arrived and decimated everything. It’s still damn good.
No way. I’m not getting a minivan like a Chrysler Pacifica, no matter how many kids I have. Not going to happen. I’m buying a Mazda CX-5 instead. I’m not a regular dad, I’m like, a cool dad. I shave my head to hide my bald spots and compensate with a beard. I wear Adidas Superstar sneakers because I wore them in high…
Have you been trying to let off some steam lately? You know, free your mind from fear of being stranded on an island with sociopathic Instagram billionaires when you just wanted to hear some bands, or stories of airline employees kicking passengers’ asses, or how our species seems doomed in just a general sense? I…