Automotive

Five Great Driving Songs

In The Air Tonight, Miami Vice
UNITED STATES—What is with these people who wear ear buds while driving? If I’m not mistaken, most cars have built in speakers. In fact, today’s sophisticated automobiles are fitted with very high quality sound systems capable of syncing with your portable music player or smart phone in a myriad of ways. We're talking about everything from an “old school”...

Five Famous Film Cars

James Bond's Aston Martin
UNITED STATES—Most automobile enthusiasts will tell you without hesitation that their obsession with everything four-wheeled began at an early age. In fact, most of us can say that our first words were car related-terms of some sort. Those who don’t understand the fascination with cars may wonder how someone can maintain a healthy interest in motor vehicles for upwards...

Top Three Performance Cars Under $40K

Top five performance cars for the budget conscious
UNITED STATES—Originally this was going to be a list of the Five best affordable sports cars available right now. One problem. There may not be Five total affordable sports cars currently on the market. It turns out, the “affordable sports car," defined for this article as a two-seat, two-door coupe or roadster available for under $50K (Yes, that’s right....

Porsche 911: Growing Pains

UNITED STATES—In much the same way Porsche enthusiasts bemoaned the demise of the air-cooled 972 chassis, these same aficionados are now mourning once again. Porsche’s move to electric power steering in the new 991 chassis has brand purists beside themselves. Sure, most realistic car lovers knew this day would come eventually. After all, most performance brands have been there,...

Infiniti Q50: Understated Luxury

Infiniti's Q50 sports sedan, photo courtesy of Infiniti
UNITED STATES—The Q50 is more than just a new mid-size luxury sedan from Infiniti. It was the first offering to signify Infiniti’s desire to go in a new direction. It paved the way for the rest of Infiniti’s lineup to change from the “G” prefix to the “Q” prefix. The change from “G” to “Q” is affectively an image...

Mercedes-Benz Compact Sedans: Then & Now

Mercedes-Benz compact crossover
Back in the decade of decadence (the 1980s), members of (what we now refer to as) the Yuppie generation wanted something to brag about. These ambitious corporate ladder climbers wanted to one-up their peers in every way. Unfortunately, most yuppies were too young to have earned enough dough to afford a ticket to travel “S-class”. No, the flagship Mercedes-Benz...
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