Author: Yousef Alvi

2018 Ford Expedition Review

Text: Yousef Alvi //  Photos: Geoff Dennis Body on frame SUVs are a dying breed….is what they want you to believe.  In the era of cheap gas the remaining body on frame SUVs are selling in droves.  Tahoes, Yukons and Expeditions are cash cows and Ford is not going to rest on its laurels.  Newly and thoroughly updated for 2018, the Expedition finally delivers on the interior side of the house while also making itself bigger and lighter. As you probably know the Expedition is based on the new F150 and with it, you get an aluminum body, updated...

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2018 Lincoln Navigator Review

Text:  Yousef Alvi  Photos:  Geoff Dennis I will admit it.  I grew up in a generation that scoffed at American cars.  Let’s be honest.  There were an easy target.  Bad build quality, horrible interiors and laughable powertrains.  It was obvious that the bean counters were running the show.  Now my God things have changed.  American cars are not punchlines anymore.  They are contenders on the world stage and Lincoln finally has a model to contend with the 2018 Navigator. What is the new 2018 Navigator to Lincoln?  It’s genesis.  It’s when the brand finally stood on its own and...

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2018 BMW X3 M40i Review

Text: Yousef Alvi  //  Photos: Geoff Dennis Now the ‘cool’ thing to do if you review cars or if you are an internet troll is bad talk crossovers.  Yes there are some crossovers that are specifically made for the boring person but then there are crossovers that are made to get your blood pumping.  Like this 2018 BMW X3 M40i. Now if you wanted a truly sporty crossover you are going to spend about $80k, the M40i undercuts that with it’s $54.000 starting price.  With that you get their exquisite 3.0 Liter turbo charged V6 pumping out 355 horsepower and 369 ft/lbs.  Trust me...

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2018 Genesis G80 Sport Review

Text: Yousef Alvi //  Photos: Geoff Dennis Welcome to the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport.  What is it?  It is a twin turbo’d, rear wheel drive, luxury machine.  The perfect combination for a sporty luxury car.  The current generation has been with us over a few iterations and was formerly called the Hyundai Genesis.  Now that Genesis has spun off, the G80 is made to compete against the Audi A6, Lexus GS, BMW 5 series and host of others I’m too lazy to type out.  But you get the point.  It’s a highly competitive market. Now on the styling front the...

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Car vs Crossover – and why cars are losing

Quick! Are you a car enthusiast? Sure you are! That’s why you are on our site. And since we are all on the same page here… I’m going to yell at you. YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO GET YOUR BROWN TURBO-DIESEL 6-SPEED WAGON. Shut up about it. Whew. Ok that felt good. What am I on about? It’s simple. Every time an automaker comes out with a new crossover, someone yells from the internet trolly rafters, “SUVs suck! Get a wagon!’’ The problem is – those people yelling… don’t buy sh*t. Sales numbers don’t lie. Do you know who buys...

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