Category: Videos

Hyundai's Remote Smart Parking Assist

Hyundai's Remote Smart Parking Assist
I was traveling last week and missed the podcast recording, so I figured I’d post a belated Feature Friday. And this is a pretty cool one — especially for those of us living in the city and confined to tight parking spaces. At the press preview for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, C.J. Eckman, assistant manager... Read more »

VIDEO: 2020 Subaru Legacy

VIDEO: 2020 Subaru Legacy
Though SUVs currently rule the automotive market, it’s not always practical for an urban dweller to opt for a vehicle of larger proportions. But even though you live in Chicago, you might still want utilitarian features such as flexible cargo space and all-wheel drive — in addition to a more compact package. Enter the 2020 Subaru Legacy.... Read more »

VIDEO: 2020 Nissan Versa

Living in the city and parking on the street, it’s hard to buy a new car. But if you crave the newest safety tech and don’t want to break the bank, the 2020 Nissan Versa is an excellent place to start your search. It tops out under $20K, has standard automatic emergency braking and automatic reverse braking. If... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »

SNL spoofs creepy Lincoln ads

SNL spoofs creepy Lincoln ads
When I first saw the new Lincoln ads with Matthew McConaughey, I thought they were creepy. And I actually like the guy. And the Lincoln brand. So, you’ve got to wonder who’s in charge over there to so completely miss the mark. I mean, seriously, does anyone out there not find these #InTheMoment ads odd? Well, thank... Read more »

Would you be driven by a robot?

DETROIT –– One of the cool tech features on display during the Ford Trends conference this week was Ford Motor Co.’s use of a robot to drive cars as it tests for quality. This is far from the autonomous car that everyone is talking about lately, but it’s still really cool and still a likely... Read more »
Advertisement:

Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3

Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3
OK, I’ve found my new favorite feature in a car: Picture navigation in the 2015 Audi A3. When I first heard this term, I assumed it meant that someone could send me a photo of a building, and then I could upload it into the navigation system, and the car would direct me to that... Read more »

First look at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis: @GirlInTheTrunk makes a cameo with MotoManTV

First look at the 2015 Hyundai Genesis: @GirlInTheTrunk makes a cameo with MotoManTV
I recently had the chance to test drive the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, and the short version of the review is: I loved it. In fact, I’m hard pressed to find something I didn’t like on this new premium-level Hyundai. In this video, MotoManTV has long chat with Matthew Becker, chief engineer of test and development at... Read more »

This Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. Will it sell cars?

This Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. Will it sell cars?
Usually when you put a cute puppy in a commercial, any commercial, it’s guaranteed to make you coo and awww. It’ll leave you with warm fuzzies about the commercial and the brand. But this new Chevrolet Equinox commercial made me cry. I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure that’s the emotion they should... Read more »
Advertisement:

Let the Super Bowl ad teasers begin!

I got a notification from Volkswagen today that they launched their 60-second teaser for the Super Bowl. Which was then quickly followed by Tweets from Audi with theirs. So, of course, I created a playlist for automaker commercials. I’ll update as I see more. And if you see them before I do, please feel free... Read more »