The Shape of Things to Come – Buick Concepts

What the hell happened to Buick? Back in the day – and I’m talking waaay back in the day – Buick sat up there with Cadillac as a highly desired luxury car. Long, sleek, elegant lines. High-end styling. Superior ride. Then somewhere along the way it devolved into...
Posted On 09 Apr 2008

Bad-Ass Bikes From ‘Bama

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to man up and finally get that bike you’ve been threatening to buy for years, then do it right and don’t just get yourself some cookie-cutter ride off the lot. Let the other guys do that. You want something different....
Posted On 03 Jan 2008

Chevy Silverado Full-sized Hybrid Pickup

When I was at the LA Auto Show this week, I had a chance to talk to Ed Peper, General Manager of Chevrolet. The big buzz over at Chevy, besides the much anticipated streeting of the new Camaro next year, is that Chevy is the brand GM has chosen to lead the way in creating...
Posted On 16 Nov 2007

Overheard at the LA Auto Show

Two car execs were walking behind me, passing GM’s booth, and one turns to the other and says: “We’d better make sure we keep up the popularity of the Mustang before that Camaro comes out.”
Posted On 15 Nov 2007

Hydrogen Powered Chevy Equinox

I flew into LA yesterday for the Auto Show, and was invited by GM to test drive their Chevy Equinox powered by hydrogen fuel cells. If I didn’t see it and drive it for myself, I wouldn’t believe it existed. Especially after they told me the car uses no gas and...
Posted On 14 Nov 2007

Get a New Lease in Life

Leasing a car has its advantages: little or no down payment, lower monthly payments, no hassle of having to deal with shady dealers to trade-in, or pain in the ass buyers to resell, the car. But it also has some disadvantages. One of which is being “trapped” for the...
Posted On 06 Nov 2007

Minnier Than a Mini

Popular in Europe for many years (yeah, I know, so was Hasselhoff), the fuel-sipping smart car (they spell “smart” all lowercase), will be available for sale in the US come January ’08. But with traveling test-drive road shows hitting all 50 states this year,...
Posted On 05 Nov 2007

08 Silverado 2500 HD Z71 4X4

If you’re a guy who needs a vehicle that can go from work to weekend to play seamlessly, take a look at the Silverado 2500 HD (that’s for “heavy duty” not “high def” for you tech heads), with crew cab. When I test drove one last week at...
Posted On 01 Oct 2007

The ’08 Saturn Sky Redline

This is the car I would deem Perfect For a Weekend Road Trip for Two. While up at GM’s Milford Proving Ground this week (see yesterday’s post for details), I test drove the Saturn Sky and its sister car, the Pontiac Solstice. Personally I found the Solstice a little...
Posted On 28 Sep 2007

The ’08 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

I spent yesterday as a guest of GM up at the Milford Proving Grounds, test driving their new ’08 vehicles. (They paid my way up there, handed me the keys to anything I wanted to drive, then turned me loose on their test track. Someone’s probably getting fired as I...
Posted On 27 Sep 2007