Trajectory of car culture

The automotive industry has seen massive disruptions in a short time. And it’s changed the fabric of car culture right before our eyes. This is by no means an all-encompassing article, but here are some things to think about: The manual transmission is on life...

Toyota releases new 2025 6th-gen 4Runner!

The new 6th generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner is here! Here are the details. There are 2 engine options. 1) The i-FORCE engine is the standard turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. It makes 278 horsepower & 317 torque. 2) i-FORCE MAX is the hybrid powertrain. It also...

Lexus GX 550 Review – best GX yet??

Toyota & Lexus are on fire. They have serious momentum, not only in their new lineups, but also in their leadership. And it shows. Toyota & Lexus have a clear sense of identity in an automotive age where most competitors have lost theirs… along with their...

LS-swapped widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet

We’re trained to measure the value of things with dollars... but don’t do that. Train yourself to break free from that thought-process a little bit… ESPECIALLY when it comes to passion-driven objects like this widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Instead of measuring a...

Automotive Journalism is Dead – MotorTrend helped Kill it

This article from MotorTrend exemplifies why mainstream automotive journalism is dead. The article is supposed to cover a flagship C8 Corvette Z06… but it barely even touches on that topic. Instead, MotorTrend lectures us on climate change. Claims are vague &...

What happened to Junkyards?

There was a time when snagging used parts from the junkyard was a good & viable solution. When a little legwork yielded substantial savings over new parts prices. But now it seems like the sun is setting on that option. And it's not just with my aging BMW either...

Audi R8 – with an R8ed message

David Chicarelli is a hotshot lawyer with an obnoxious Audi R8. He carries the energy of Suits, but with a heavy R rating. High voltage, confident… and unapologetic. And I tell you that to tell you this: The following are his words, not mine. But they might surprise...

Honda & Nissan partner on EVs

Honda & Nissan are partnering to play catch-up on EVs. This is after Honda was recently partnered with GM... and look at how well that went. The Chevy Blazer EV was essentially the worst-reviewed car to launch this century. And - it was put on a nearly immediate...

80 series Land Cruiser – extreme durability

This goes out to the survivalists & doomsday preppers: 1) It doesn't seem so far-fetched now eh? And 2) When it all actually goes down… godspeed to the EVs & stancy-boy bubble-tea cars covered in I’m a virgin anime stickers. Shooo - I guess I woke up spicy...

BridgeMoto Café – Wolf Pen Gap

Once upon a time at a car show... Alan Newsome (of BridgeMoto) and I got into a philosophical conversation about how the modern car scene has lost tangibility. Admittedly, 'tangibility' is an odd word to use, but we were trying to define an overall observation that...
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Issue 14 Preview

Our latest issue is at the printer and will be back in a few weeks, but until then we thought you might want to ...

Holiday spirit

I love the idea of having Christmas lights on your ride.  Puts me into the spirit. (more…)

Follow S3 on Twitter!

We recently created a twitter account, and even though we still haven't figured out the point of it, we might ...

Making the mag survive

So I went to valet cars Friday night for Alex Farrington: he's a boosted NSX driver, and the owner of Prestige ...

Prelude on the right

I have owned a lot of cars in my short time on earth, and one of my favorites was a 91 Honda Prelude Si with the ...

What a year

2008 is almost over...finally. We have seen some things happen this year that were very unexpected. Big players in ...

Dear Hyundai,

Please send us a Genesis Coupe (or a few) for Christmas. Sincerely, Everyone at S3

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