Category: Test Drive Tuesday

A Few Revolting Reasons Why Rear Seat Reminder Rocks

I recently drove the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali during my trip to Heels and Wheels in Portland. For me, one of its most outstanding features was the industry first Rear Seat Reminder.  This technology helps remind the driver to look in the rear seat before exiting the vehicle. If that sounds silly to you, consider the following: If not already abundantly clear, I am not...

Grand Cherokee SRT Jeep

Is My Daughter Really SRT Worthy?

Daughters. (epic eye roll) You want them to have everything so they’re safe, happy and well cared for. Yet, you want them to have nothing so they’re grounded, confident and independent. My older daughter is getting really close to driving age and won’t shut up about how she wants a Jeep. So, like any good Motorhead Mama, I figured there was only one thing to...

Kia Niro

First Date Review: Kia Niro Hybrid @ Heels N Wheels

I’d been warned. I’d been tempted. I’d been stubborn. And apparently, I had been wrong. I’ve got a pile of friends/colleagues who are big Kia fans. I was always like yeah, yeah, sure, good for you.  I saw the numbers, I saw the reviews, I saw the Soul drivers multiply like gnats in springtime. But I’m a “performance girl” I told myself, Kia and I...

Compass

First Date: Jeep Compass

I recently went to a Jeep event to see the all new 2017 Jeep Compass. A tasty little nugget of compact SUV goodness. Here is my completely biased, ultra-opinionated first impression. These days, it seems like everyone is asking me to help them find the perfect small SUV. I hear you, people. In this world of lifted pick ups and full size SUVs, it seems crazy...

Test Drive: Tesla Model X Isn’t Really All That (video)

In December, I wrote a post for this new service called Green Commuter, which is awesome.  Please check it out here. As a part of my compensation, they gave me a Tesla Model X to drive for a week, which I drove to San Diego and back.  Though I hadn’t planned on writing a review of the Model X, people keep asking how I liked...

Test Drive: East Coast Defender (video)

Or How To Love A Land Rover: Part Two, Defender. East Coast Defender is known to be the best Land Rover Defender builder in this country. But what does that mean anyway? They wrap it in fancy leather, slap their own badge on and mark the price up by 200%? Many would like to think that, but they’re not even close. As a former Defender...