Posts from ‘Guest Drive’

Jan
04
2022 Audi A3

2022 Audi A3

Even the best ideas evolve. In the automotive world, this is especially true. Take, for example, the hatchback—arguably the most efficient and practical automotive design ever. It provides ample storage and lots of interior room, yet has a small footprint to keep the car’s weight and size down. The only problem with hatchbacks? Americans hate them.

Dec
28
2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

If your idea of a Sport Utility Vehicle is something quiet, posh, and comfortable, I can tell you straightaway that the new Ford Bronco is not for you. But if you want something that will actually take you places you never thought a 4-wheel vehicle could go—then get your name on the waiting list; Ford has built something really special for those who enjoy going off-road and getting away from it all.

Dec
13
2023 Nissan Z Performance

2023 Nissan Z Performance

By Paul Herrold

1969: The first man landed on the moon, The Beatles recorded Abbey Road, their final album, and the world was introduced to a car that would redefine what a sports car should be: Nissan’s Datsun 240Z. Instead of another exclusive and expensive car with terrible reliability, Nissan proved that a sports car could be fun, affordable, and—get this—actually work. Now in its 7th generation, Nissan brings to market a new “Z Car” that retains all the same principles as the original—and a whole lot more.

Oct
06
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

By Paul Herrold

Unless you’re used to being catapulted off the deck of an aircraft carrier in a fighter jet, or strapped into the seat of a Top Fuel Funny Car at the NHRA Nationals, there are few experiences that will prepare you for a 0-60 mph launch in the new Tesla Model S Plaid edition. With a recorded 1.99-second to 60 mph run on the books, you’ll be shoved back into your seat so hard that you might find it hard to breathe; the acceleration forces on your body are—quite literally—breathtaking.  If you ever have a chance to drive or just ride in one of these… do it, it is thoroughly impressive.