2016 Chicago Auto Show: What do women really want? (in a car)

2016 Chicago Auto Show: What do women really want? (in a car)
Yesterday was Women’s Day at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and I served on the #ChicagonistaLIVE panel with ABC7’s Janet Davies, The Chicago Auto Show’s Jennifer Morand and CleanMPG’s Wayne Gerdes, discussing what women want when shopping for a car. You may have heard the stat tossed around that women influence more than 80 percent... Read more »

2016 Chicago Auto Show: Cool cars you have to see

2016 Chicago Auto Show: Cool cars you have to see
The Chicago Auto Show is going on now at McCormick Place now through Feb. 21. And trust me, there’s a lot of cool stuff to see — from concept cars to production vehicles, you’ll want several hours to walk the show floor. Though cars take center stage, the one bit of advice I will offer... Read more »

SpotHero is my new favorite app

SpotHero is my new favorite app
I’m on crutches. Again. So, right now, public transportation isn’t feasible, and I find myself driving everywhere. While the ParkChicago app is convenient, and I can reload my balance from a seated position. It’s pretty darn expensive. Especially when you’re parking downtown Chicago. If you choose to go the garage route, it’s also expensive. Enter... Read more »
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Photo gallery: 2015 Porsche Panamera S

Photo gallery: 2015 Porsche Panamera S
I recently had the chance to drive the new 2015 Porsche Panamera S, and I have to admit it kind of changed my perspective on a Porsche that isn’t a compact sports car. I had initially pooh-pooh’d the idea that the Cayenne or Panamera were “real” Porsche’s. But I’ve done an about face. Porsche has... Read more »

Photo Gallery: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Photo Gallery: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to drive the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid from Porsche. This replaces the outgoing hybrid model from the brand. This new model gets up to 14 miles of electric only range and has an estimated 47 MPGe fuel economy. Though I have to admit, during my quick time... Read more »

Should Kia build the Trail'ster Concept?

Should Kia build the Trail'ster Concept?
At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, I teamed up with MotoManTV to do a LiveStream from the floor of the Show. The entire episode lasts an hour, so if you’re looking for a little background noise while you work and you like cars, it’s definitely worth a watch. But, if you’re looking for something a... Read more »
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Happy Valentine's Day: Ford pranks unsuspecting speed daters

Happy Valentine's Day: Ford pranks unsuspecting speed daters
When I first started writing about cars, people called me “Honey” a lot. And it was often followed by some level of condescension, including — more often than not — a pat on the head. My favorite was when I attended a press event, and I beelined for the car with a manual transmission. Just... Read more »

Get into the Chicago Auto Show a day early

Get into the Chicago Auto Show a day early
The Chicago Auto Show officially opens to the public on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 9 a.m. But what if you could get in a day early — before all the crowds show up? Well, Volkswagen just tweeted out your opportunity to get in on Social Media Day — a whole day before the rest of... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: It's official! Ford GT and Acura NSX on display

Chicago Auto Show: It's official! Ford GT and Acura NSX on display
The Ford GT and Acura NSX were the darlings of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit a couple weeks ago. And, we’ve just received word that they will, in fact, be on display at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. You have no idea what a coup this is, as both automakers were on... Read more »
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2015 Mazda3: Great car for anyone who lives in the city

2015 Mazda3: Great car for anyone who lives in the city
The Mazda3 is a perennial favorite, and the 2015 model is no different. Because of it’s utilitarian hatchback and excellent city fuel economy (29 mpg!), it’s one of those cars that makes a lot of sense to own in Chicago. It’s easy to park, easy to maneuver, and a heck of a lot of fun... Read more »