Honda Odyssey test drive & review : Soccer mom rock star

Initial impression… The 2018 Honda Odyssey is the most convenient vehicle on the planet! …And I feel like an airline pilot.   One week later… Listen, I have an almost-4-year-old little girl. We have trucked her down to Disney World (from Atlanta) over a dozen times in the past 2 years… in media cars of different sizes, speeds, and price-points. If convenience & sanity is what you need in your life… nothing beats the new Honda Odyssey.   Remote sliding doors + a low doorsill height: You can open both sliding doors AND the rear hatch from your key! Trust...

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BMW i8 test drive & review

Text by Wooley   Photos by Geoff Dennis Initial impression… What we’re learning here with cars like the BMW i8 (and hybrid Lexus LC), is humbling as enthusiasts. We’re learning that there is a mark being penciled on the timeline, where automotive technology is not just evolving… it’s totally reinventing itself. And the automotive future is, in fact, way bright… if you can afford to be on the cutting edge of it. But if you’re NOT on the cutting edge (ourselves included) it becomes very easy to resist/hate where the technology is going. Easy to shine light on the...

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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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2018 Mazda CX-9 test drive & review

First Impression… I’m excited about this new 2018 Mazda CX-9. The exterior is sleek, strong, and breaks from the typical carpool-line mold. It looks good! The interior is sculpted, lean, contemporary, and sport-luxurious. Mazda’s designers are playing on their own level. In other words – it doesn’t seem like Mazda is looking over their shoulder to see what the rest of Japan is doing… and that’s a good thing considering a lot of Japan’s current gaudy & bulky styles. The Mazda CX-9 is a "basis-for-comparison" vehicle in its segment.   One Week Later… The new Mazda CX-9 seems to...

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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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Thoughts & Reaction to the Ford Edge ST

As a guy who has a Ford Fiesta ST in my stable, I’m seeing some flack going around the ST / RS owners pages, in reaction to the just-announced 2019 Ford Edge ST. My take on it: lighten up & look at the broad scope. ‘The crossover’ may not be the type of vehicle that enthusiasts set out to own… but it is something that works its way into a lot of our lives – fact. Especially as families grow & need more out of a daily work horse. So why wouldn’t we embrace an ST version of the Ford Edge??...

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