Tagged: Volvo

Test Drive: The Quotable Volvo V90 Cross Country

What cool stuff can your car do? Go fast? Look really sexy? Cost a lot of money? That’s great, but I’ve got news for you, pal. Those cars are a dime a dozen. Particularly these days. Particularly in this town. So along comes this Swedish station wagon & most of my gearhead pals look away. Even worse, they give me that, “Maybe for you, because...

Dear Automakers, Dork Driving Is Real!

These days the automotive industry is filled with all kinds of glitz, glamour and big thinking. Autonomous driving! Car sharing! Nurburgring records! It’s all so very..impressive.  But something is missing. Something is wrong and I just couldn’t put my finger on it until today.  I was talking to my friend, Fadra Nally, about the weird cars we miss and it hit me– we are living...

Oh, James! Bon Voyage, Roger Moore.

For me, like so many other women, James Bond has always been the ultimate man.  It doesn’t matter that he can be unfaithful, dangerous, untrustworthy and likely a cesspool of STDs, James Bond set the bar for all men in my life. But the one that taught me the most about cars, life and love was Roger Moore. (Connery fans, I apologize but this girl’s...

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LA Auto Show 2016: 6 Blister Worthy Reasons To Go

The LA Auto Show 2016 Is Here. “But it’s DOWNTOWN,” you cry. “Where will I park?” you wonder. “It’s so big,” you whine..like a baby. Oh come on, people! The LA Auto Show is fantastic and plus, it’s one of the rare opportunities to walk for hours in our fair city without the threat of being flattened by a Prius. So slap on a few...

6 Unbelievable Things I Did At The Track

I recently went to Willow Springs, a well-known, well-respected raceway here in So Cal for the Motor Press Guild‘s Track Days.  It is a two-day event where a group of automakers bring their vehicles to the track for auto journalists to drive. When the Steel Market Development Institute contacted me and asked if I’d cover it for them, and I responded, “Hell yeah!” So here’s...

Test Drive Tuesday: X5 vs XC90

This week’s test drive features a friend of mine whose car needs an upgrade.  She’s the lovely and talented Stacie Burrows, who is one half of the most awesome duo Mommy Tonk.  Stacie wants an SUV with a third row that’s fuel efficient, fun to drive, safe and sexy–kinda just like her.  Now, because so many of you text, email and tell me on social that...