Category: Test Drive Tuesday

2018 VW Tiguan: The Cure For Double Buckle Blues

Of course I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it too. And if think your mom didn’t do it, you’re nuts..unless they didn’t have them back then. Yes, of course I’m talking about The Double Buckle. Every parent’s dirty little secret.  It’s the process of squeezing two kids into one seat belt. ‘Not legal’ you say?  ‘Not safe?’ you retort? Well, you tell that to Emily,...

The 2019 Volvo XC40: Swedish CUV Goodness

I want better MPG! I want all of the safety stuff! I want my car to be easy and fun to drive! I know, people, I hear you. We are slowly but surely falling out of love with our enormous SUVs and looking to drive something less obnoxious so that when the aliens come they don’t eat the Americans first. I get it. Man, if...

Volvo’s 2019 XC40 & Its Ingenious Interior (video)

You know what they say about me: I’ve got A LOT of junk in my trunk. But seriously, as a mom, a dog owner, and a slob, I always carry around a lot of crap. And, as a result, so does my car.  But buying aftermarket car sorting stuff just isn’t my bag. Luckily, the new Volvo XC40 has a great system for organizing your...

Test Drive 2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition: Old Skool Is Cool

When the 370Z Heritage Edition was announced, Jalopnik responded with this headline, “The 370Z Heritage Edition Is A Reminder That Nissan Still Doesn’t Give A Sh*t About Affordable Sports Cars” which is hilarious. I read the article, laughed out loud and agreed.  We want a fun, new, exciting MX-5 contender from Nissan, dammit!  But then I drove it and realized…Jalopnik missed the point. This is a...

Test Drive: Aston Martin DB11, I Could’ve Had A V8!

If you saw my review of the V12 DB11, you know that I’m more than mildly obsessed with this car. It is simply one of the most extraordinary vehicles on the road today.  Aware that they’ve got a winner on their hands, Aston Martin has announced two new variants– the DB11 V8 Valante Convertible & the V8 Coupe.  Thanks to my ridiculous good fortune, I...

Test Drive: 2017 Nissan TITAN V8 Meets A Lazy Horse

Why would I, Motorhead Mama, car snob and carpool drag racer, want to review a truck? Well, my husband is an insufferable truck dude and thus I’ve always had a pickup in my driveway, one way or another. And secretly, I dig them. There’s no quicker way to go from feeling sad to superior than climbing into a cab and perching yourself above traffic in...