Category: Test Drive Tuesday

Test Drive: Busy Moms Will ❤️ The Volvo XC60

I’m gonna let you, dear reader, in on a little secret. Despite my breezy demeanor, I work hard. Really hard. And I think I’m like millions of women when I say the only uninterrupted, unfettered, unmolested time I get is when I’m in my car. So when I’m driving, that environment had better be sweet. Like in the Volvo XC60. The new XC60 has won...

Compact Crossover

3 Mama-Approved Compact Crossovers

Let’s get this straight right off the bat– What The Hell Is A Crossover? Well, many of you tell me: I want a new car. I want to be up high; but I don’t want it to be too big; plus I want great mileage. Oh and make it pretty! These are all valid concerns. Our appetites for enormous SUVs are waning, but at the...

Review: Nissan’s Soul-Crushing Kicks CUV

I have a joke with one of my friends that my Out Of Office reply should be “If you’re looking for an affordable car, just buy the Kia Soul. You’re welcome.” I swear. It’s the easiest car to recommend. It’s cute, it’s practical, it’s efficient and the value is undeniable. But guess what? It’s not perfect. Guess who else figured that out? Our friends at...

Mercedes

Test Drivepalooza: Fast, Dirty & Topless In Malibu

Of all of the terrible, awful, very bad things I am FORCED to do as Motorhead Mama, perhaps the worst of them all is being forced to participate in the annual Droptops & Dirt in Malibu, CA.  This event, produced by the Motor Press Guild, features automakers’ latest and greatest off-road and convertible vehicles. Hosted at the Calamigos Ranch, this is a grueling day of...

Mama’s Plug In Comparo: 4 Motorhead-Worthy Options

Hooray for Tesla! All hail the Prius! I say that with little to no sarcasm. Those vehicles have transformed the way that Americans see electric cars. Period. And that’s wonderful. But committing to one right now is kind of like marrying the first guy you have sex with– it’s lazy and discounts the fact that there’s a big, wide world out there filled with other...

Test Drive: Nissan’s Tasty & Green LEAF 2018

When I was 6 years old, I got a pair of scissors in my Christmas stocking and promptly proceeded to cut my own bangs. Needless to say, I wore a lot of hats that winter. The point is, we can all grow out of an awkward phase and hope the world forgets about the Christmas incident of ’78. This the future that the new and...

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