Tagged: test drive

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...

Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB11: Because Diamonds Are For Losers

I recently drove the Aston Martin DB11.  With a 5.2L twin turbo V12 and 600 hp, you’d think that this is just another $200,000 sports car.  Something to compete with the 911 Turbo S or maybe the McLaren 570GT. And those are amazing, beautiful cars. But the DB11 is something special.  It is powerful, beautifully appointed, elegant and incredibly easy to drive. It is the...

Ford Fiesta ST

Motorhead Mystery: Trading an M3 for a Fiesta ST

So my friend Jesse recently traded his BMW M3 for a Ford Fiesta ST.  This upset me, a lot. Sure, the Fiesta is supposed to be a great car..for the money. I wrote an article about it for Driving Line which made me realize what a little rocket ship it really is. And the BMW is expensive to register, insure and repair.  And the M3...

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: 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...

Test Drive Tuesday: 2017 Acura MDX Marks The Spot

Another kick ass 3rd row SUV?  You betcha, kids.  So I don’t want to hear any whining about what to buy.. we’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s talk about Acura’s latest entry into the SUV game.  The MDX has been around for a while, enjoying cult-like status among people who consider themselves too thrifty to buy a Mercedes and too spoiled to drive...