Author: motorheadmama

NYIAS 2016: The Top 7 ‘Say What?’ Moments

The New  York International Auto Show is weird in so many ways. First of all, it’s held at the one place in the United States where you really don’t need a car– NYC. That’s kind of like holding a bikini convention in the South Pole, or a porn convention in North Korea– actually scratch that last one, whatever, it’s weird. Second, it’s after Geneva, LA...

Tuesday Test Drive: Jetta 1.8T SEL

18 years ago, I arrived in Los Angeles driving a Volkswagen Jetta GL.  I drove it across the country with the essentials– all of my bathing suits, every cd I owned and a change of underwear.  I drove from NYC to LA in 2 weeks and had an absolute blast.  I loved that car until my boyfriend totalled it on the way to pick up my...

Hey Toyota, NY Needs A Freaky Prius 4!

The New York Auto Show is in just over two weeks and I’m ready– ready for a crazy, new Toyota Prius. Toyota has historically been my go-to brand for awesome auto show customizations.  Here are some of my faves: The Spongebob Sienna. Classic. Pop a pink unicorn on any vehicle and you have my immediate attention. Respect & most importantly, employment is what our vets need...

Only In LA: Battle Of The Bad Woody

The other day I was driving around avoiding my parental responsibilities, when I spotted this terrible, awful, fake Woody in a Sprouts parking lot in the valley: Now I’m not saying that covering your Econoline van in an artificial wood wrap is a bad idea.  But I then I walked around to the back: Now I am absolutely saying that wrapping your van in artificial wood...

Tesla Model X’s Got Some Serious, Politically Incorrect Problems

The other day, I finally saw the highly anticipated Tesla Model X on the road.  Yay! But it kinda sucked. Boo! Considering that this vehicle has been repeatedly delayed for over 3 years, I expected something really great. Here are 5 damn good reasons why it’s not: 5) It’s fat. The Model X weighs in at a hefty 5,440 pounds, even more when it’s moving.  That...

Freak Of The Week: Plutonium Prius

Oh Prius. I know I tend to pick on you. But, let’s face it, you tend to bring it on yourself.  Like this little number recently spotted by a beloved Mini Motorhead in the valley: At first, you think ‘That’s cool. Green flames? Way to differentiate your Liberal-mobile!’  That’s a tall order in these parts.  But then you get a better look: Oh no!  This...