Posts tagged "driving"

Chicago to Knoxville and Back in the 2017 Cadillac XTS: 1,000 Miles of Why?

Chicago to Knoxville and Back in the 2017 Cadillac XTS: 1,000 Miles of Why?
It is not too often that I begin an automotive review quoting Thumper, but as his father advised- “…if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say nothin’ at all, ” I am left pondering how to be positive about the 1,000 miles I logged in the 2017 Cadillac XTS. Although being constructively critical can help consumers make... Read more »

My, My, How Time Does Fly... Saying Hello to #CAS17 and Saying Goodbye to an Inspiration

Ah media preview day. I can’t believe that it was almost a year ago that I last found myself pacing the concourses on McCormick Place, adorned with polished, new vehicles and models toting iPads packed with information. There is always something very special about media preview day and the people you meet. Last year, I had... Read more »

Shifting Gears: Bones Behind the Wheel is Changing for 2016

As many of you loyal followers may have noticed, I have been quite silent over the past few months. I resisted the urge to launch myself into the middle of the Takata fiasco, GM’s arrogance with regards to recalls and of course- the Dieselgate scandal that rocked VWAG. Although these topics would have given me... Read more »
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Buying a New or Used Vehicle: Which is Right for You?

Buying a New or Used Vehicle: Which is Right for You?
The internet is a great tool for quickly finding subjective information that then gets passed along or presented as fact. I am well aware of the irony that exists as I type this article that will be searched for, and read via the internet. Regardless of how you use technology, it is simply no substitution... Read more »

The Whistler CR90 Radar/Laser Detector: Defining the Difference Between a Value and Cheap

The Whistler CR90 Radar/Laser Detector: Defining the Difference Between a Value and Cheap
It’s not too often that an electronic product for under $200 impresses me enough to write a blog about it, but the Whistler CR90 radar/laser detector has done just that. Please let me be clear- in no way, shape, or form, has Whistler compensated me for this review, but I simply wanted to share my... Read more »

Is a 15-Year Old Ford Focus Worthy of Love? Yes. Yes, It is.

Is a 15-Year Old Ford Focus Worthy of Love? Yes. Yes, It is.
I am one of those people who washes their car before trading it in. Although I know full well that your VIN  is much more important to a dealer than opting for the barrage of bubblegum-scented foam at the local car wash, I still do it every time. For me, washing the vehicle prior to... Read more »
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An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.

An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.
To Whom It May Concern, First off, let me start off by introducing myself as the gentleman whose new Volkswagen you (repeatedly) scratched while attempting to squeeze all 201.2 inches of your Honda Odyssey into a space with room for only 199. Had you have taken an additional moment to look directly ahead of my... Read more »

The Volkswagen Jetta: Why Can't I Just Say No?

The Volkswagen Jetta: Why Can't I Just Say No?
The other day I came to the realization that I have personally owned a lot of vehicles. Sitting down and doing the math, I have basically averaged one vehicle for each year I am old. This is actually quite impressive considering that I am not (nor have ever been) independently wealthy nor am a card... Read more »

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.2)

If you are just jumping into this blog for the first time, please allow me to warn you that today’s installment is a continuation from **THIS BLOG** and should be read first. I am just going to assume that you clicked the link and read the previous post and the beginning of this story first,... Read more »
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The Daily Grind- Sunroofs: Let in the Light and Potentially Cause Several Hundred Deaths... Simultaneously.

From a weather standpoint, today is a beautiful day. Gazing down at the thermometer on my vehicle’s information display, I noticed that it was a supposed 60 degrees outside, which placed it 10 degrees above my “…warm enough to open the sunroof and share my personal space with the world” rule. So as the sun... Read more »