Posts tagged "lexus"

Lexus CT200h review posted to DriveChicago

Lexus CT200h review posted to DriveChicago
When I put it out on Twitter that I was driving the Lexus CT200h, several of my tweeps expressed lament. However, I have to admit I’m not quite sure why. To be sure, this car is a tad quirky with a small identity crisis. It’s not quite sublime luxury but not really un-lux. It’s a hybrid, but... Read more »

Today's Rave: Interior quietness of Lexus ES 300h

Today's Rave: Interior quietness of Lexus ES 300h
You know that old phrase: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me? Well, the Lexus ES 300h fooled me about 6 times during my test period. Well, probably more actually. It was like a mini April Fools’ joke every time I exited the car. I could almost hear the car... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: Lexus LF-LC Concept

OK. I walked all 1.2 million square feet of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, and of all the vehicles on the entire floor, I finally found my favorite: The Lexus LF-LC Concept. Launched in Detroit last month, this concept is described as a hybrid 2+2 sport coupe, but further powertrain details are scarce. Which means:... Read more »
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Take me with you! Offroading outside Chicago

Take me with you! Offroading outside Chicago
Living in an urban environment, I rarely get the chance to take some of the cooler cars I drive into the elements for which they were created. Not a lot of drag strips, racetracks or off-road courses in the CHI. Which is why I live for the yearly jaunt the Midwest Automotive Media Association takes... Read more »

A Rant & a Rave: Lexus IS 350 USB

I’ll be the first to admit that the USB port in the Lexus IS 350 saved me during my 10-hour drive this weekend. Especially in the cold, dark rain. Songs like Martin Solveig’s “Hello” and Hot Chelle Rae’s “Tonight, Tonight” kept my eyes open, my heart thumping and a bounce in my drive. My rave:... Read more »

Today's Rave: Hypermiling in the Lexus IS 350

I drive back and forth to Hoffman Estates every day from Logan Square. I’m right off the interstate in both instances, so my commute is mostly highway driving. Even better: I don’t head into the office until about 10 a.m., and all that pesky traffic stuff is out of my way. I always look at... Read more »
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Photo Gallery: Lexus LFA

Photo Gallery: Lexus LFA
I was just cleaning photos off my cell phone and realized I had never shared the pics from my trip to Autobahn Country Club where I had the opportunity to take a couple (and I do mean 2) laps in the Lexus LFA. I shared a couple of videos … but not the photos themselves.... Read more »

Lexus LFA: Hot lap from the jump seat

So, I should issue this warning: If you’re prone to motion sickness, you probably shouldn’t watch this. Seriously. If “The Blair Witch Project” left you reeling, don’t hit play. I had the opportunity to take a hot lap with a professional driver in the Lexus LFA on the track at the Autobahn Country Club and... Read more »

Today's Rave: Lexus GX ability to handle snow

Last year, I got the rear-wheel drive Lexus IS convertible in February. And then in snowed 12 inches. And I still had to drive to work. It wasn’t pretty. But occasionally, I get the right vehicle at exactly the right time. This year, I got the all-wheel drive Lexus GX 460 when Chicago decided to... Read more »
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Lexus CT 200h: Chicago Episode of Darkcasting

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to take a look behind the scenes of Darkcasting, the mobile talk show filmed while driving the Lexus CT 200h. Now the 3 Chicago webisodes have been released. Here’s the webisode with Chef Grant Achatz: The other two webisodes were with Comedy writer Katie Rich and Threadless’... Read more »