Tagged: Volvo

5 Safety Hacks from Volvo’s Driving Academy You Need NOW

When Volvo recently invited me to try a beta-version of their Driving Academy, I was stoked. Yeah, I love any kind of instructor-led driving. But then I was baffled. Wait, what? Volvo doesn’t have a Driving Academy already? With my daughter precariously close to getting her license, this sent me into a panic. I NEED the Volvo Driving Academy and I need it by roughly...

Yes, In Fact You Should Go To The LA Auto Show

I’m saying this before you even ask. Because we both know you’re going to. You do it every year. Short answer? Yes. Yes, you should go to the 2017 LA Auto Show. I know you hate driving downtown. You hate the crowds. Yes, it’s $15 per adult, just like the movies. Like the movies, the Auto Show will also charge you a ridiculous amount for...

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...