The 1980s were initially a tough time for US domestic manufacturers, and the designs that resulted reflected the scarcity from which they sprang. Nowhere was this more evident than Ford, although the cars it produced managed to generated lasting staying power. Let’s take a look a few we found at a salvage yard.
In the cutthroat small-crossover segment, carmakers need a hook to make their entries stand out. Subaru has a hook with its pre-collision safety system, and with it, the Forester can be a compelling choice.
In the 1990s, if you were were sick of station wagons and didn’t want a minivan, you bought a truck-based SUV. There are many more car-based alternatives now, along with correspondingly fewer old-school SUVs. The Lexus GX 460 is one of the last ones standing, and it makes a solid case for itself, with a few […]
The new-for-2015 428i Gran Coupe is probably the neatest variation of the 3 and 4 series. Pair the virtues of BMW’s bulwark car lines with a stylish hatchback body, and you have something that drives well, looks good and feels unique.
In part one of our three-part series on refurbishing your wheels, we look at the simplest way to bring your tired rims back to life. Plasti Dip is a spray-on rubber coating similar to paint that many enthusiasts use to spruce up aging cars. It works particularly well on rims. Watch how simple it […]
Zingy: that’s the Acura TLX SH-AWD in one word. Turn-in on this car – the way a car reacts when you first cut the wheel – is screechingly direct, and the rest of the car tightly follows suit. That feeling of directness is persistently undermined by the SH-AWD’s shifter. Let’s talk about why.
The Camry has a well-earned reputation of doing its job without flash or style. Toyota aims to change that for 2015 by infusing more tailored styling and finer road manners, and the tested XSE is Exhibit A for those efforts. Let’s take a closer look.
Can you believe it’s been 25 years since Lexus had its US debut? It all hinged on the big LS sedan, which proved to have the mettle to compete with the Mercedes S-Class. The success story continues with the 2015 LS, which has something for for everybody in the executive-sedan market.
Wither the manual transmission; the overall take rate for stick shifts has hit a single digit percentage. Some carmakers have responded by banishing manuals to the lowest trim levels, but others understand there are buyers who still want a stick with all the toppings. Hyundai gets it and offers up its Elantra GT M/T.