Author: Yousef Alvi

2018 Lexus LC500h Review

Words:  Yousef Alvi     Photographer:  Jonathan Walker   Model:  Oana Dimulescu    Stylist: Anastasia Adelita TL;DR:  It’s as pretty as Mike Sanders and performs just as well.  Buy it. Let’s just say you developed an ingenious hybrid system that gives you V8 levels of power with 4 cylinder like gas efficiency.  Would you put in a massive 3 row SUV and sell trillions of them per month?  Or put it in a gorgeous 2 door sports car and instead sell hundreds per month?  Well if you’re greedy you would the former…if you care about performance you would do the latter. ...

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2017 Honda Pilot Review

First Impression: Okay folks by now you probably realize I’m the anti 3 row crossover guy.  But I’m not completely delusional…I know no matter how much I scream into the heavens, there will be people who want a crossover.  For those people I present to you the 2017 Honda Pilot.  It’s pretty much a Honda Odyssey with AWD and less space.  Here is the thing though…this thing is still massive.  Which means you can actually fit humans in all three rows AND have space for their cargo.  I’m not too keen on the styling..but let’s see if it grows...

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2017 Dodge Ram Review

First Impression: This is a Storm Trooper amongst pickup trucks.  The Dodge Ram Night Package we have in our tester looks down right menacing.  The interior is squishy in all the right places and looks great.  The rotary gear shifter doesn’t belong in a truck unfortunately.  In a Pacifica yes, maybe even a Charger but in a truck you want move a singular large piece of ‘something’ with purpose.  I don’t know maybe it will grow on me in a few days.  Even though it’s missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay…UConnect is still brilliant.  The 2017 Dodge Ram also...

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2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited Review

First thoughts: Wow this 2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited in Dune looks freaking great!  Compared to the Chevy Colorado the Tacoma exudes machismo and grit in spades.  Now on to the bad.  Why can’t I fit in this damn thing??  Am I just dis-proportioned?  Nope it’s the seats.  They only offer two real adjustments…forward and back, then the backrest.  That’s it.  The seat doesn’t adjust vertically which can make long legged people like myself uncomfortable.   Okay on to the initial drive!  Y no power?  Seriously this truck has no power down low at all. One week later: I love this...

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2017 Toyota Sienna Review

First Impression on the 2017 Toyota Sienna: This sucker is everywhere!  On the 3 mile drive to my mom’s house…I counted 11 current generation Siennas on the road.  11!!!  It’s easy to see why.  This is one of the easiest vehicles to drive.  Everything is designed to be effortless.  It rides like a dream and it’s fast.  No seriously this will keep up with your Civic Si and your stock GTI. After one week in the 2017 Toyota Sienna: This sucker is still fast! I find myself sitting at a traffic light and loling at people next to me.  On...

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