Driving the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
May26

Driving the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

In the 90s, SUVs had a real sense of utility and purpose… that spawned a natural attraction to them. There was a generational movement, to get out and explore the world. To get dirty. And to use a vehicle not just for a daily commute, but to also broaden & expand your life. That’s the spirit behind what a real SUV should be. And that movement has always been lead by Jeep & Toyota. And then – all the followers &...

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Driving the 2015 Acura TLS SH-AWD
May12

Driving the 2015 Acura TLS SH-AWD

I know that a lot of top-tier reviews on the new Acura TLX point to the 4-cylinder as the ‘one to buy’ for drivers & enthusiasts. We have to go out on a limb and respectfully disagree. S3 comes from an experienced import tuning background – we’re not just ‘new’ car reviewers… rather we tend to live with them as they age. We’ve grown up immersed in the Honda brand, and the Honda aftermarket. We know that the K24 is a great...

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Driving the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Apr24

Driving the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Pickup Trucks are ingrained in American culture like apple pie and baseball. It started off innocently enough in 1925 with the Ford Model T, which offered a Pickup variant of the most popular car in the world and as the world will see, continued the dominance with the F-150 being the bestselling vehicle in the United States for decades. Now the world would see a shift in the way we use and perceived pickups in 1994 with the debut of...

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Driving the 2015 Lexus NX-200t F-Sport
Apr10

Driving the 2015 Lexus NX-200t F-Sport

This is the brand spankin’ new 2015 Lexus NX200t F-Sport. It’s an all new vehicle for Lexus – entering the highly competitive luxury compact SUV market.       It comes with two different powertrains: the 2.5-liter 4-banger hybrid that produces 194 horsepower. Or – our 2.0-liter TURBOCHARGED-4 producing 235 horsepower and 258 ft/lbs of torque. This car represents a potentially significant moment here for...

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Driving the 2015 Ecoboost Mustang
Apr02

Driving the 2015 Ecoboost Mustang

My entire car-driving life, I’ve been import loyal. But I wasn’t an import fan just for the sake of ‘picking sides’ or being one of the cool alternative kids. I was import fan because they had a certain perspective to building cars… a perspective that made their cars exciting to drive, and just as vital… exciting to modify & stylize. Over the past couple decades, a lot of the American car manufacturers lacked that certain...

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Driving the 2015 Lexus GX460….Off Road
Mar17

Driving the 2015 Lexus GX460….Off Road

By: Yousef Alvi Pictures by: Emily Reichelderfer What you see in front of you is the 2015 Lexus GX460. Let’s get the specs out of the way first. It comes with a 4.6 liter V8 producing a prodigious 301 horsepower and 329 ft/lbs of that sweet torque mated to a smooth 6 speed automagic. It’s a luxurious yacht on wheels, that wraps its 7 occupants in expensive cowhide as wide as the eyes can see, sumptuous and delicate wood finishes and...

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