Archive for 2012

Romney benefited from the auto bailout?

Romney benefited from the auto bailout?
So, I have to admit, I hate politics. I don’t follow them until I absolutely have to, which is usually about 24 hours before I vote. Which is why an email that  a friend sent me yesterday hit me in the sweet  spot of my voting research. It was a link to an article in... Read more »

7 cars for people with active lifestyles

Urban (MSRP at or below $20,000): 2013 Kia Soul
As a marathon runner, I often find myself packing test vehicles with smelly runners, hauling backpacks and gear and, occasionally, changing in the back seat. Some vehicles are obviously more versatile than others. And some vehicles go above and beyond for those of us with active lifestyles. Enter the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year.... Read more »

Photo gallery: 2012 Dodge Durango

I love the bold cross-hair grille on the Dodge Durango.
The Dodge Durango is a tough one for me. While I wouldn’t say this is a city-worthy vehicle. I wouldn’t say it isn’t exactly not a city vehicle either. Enough double negatives for you? I guess what I’m trying to say is: I would rarely recommend a vehicle this large for living in an urban... Read more »
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Classic cars in @instagram

I know this isn’t strictly a Chicago-related post, but I have to think classic cars transcend geographic boundaries. My visit with my parents in Lakeland, Fla., last weekend coincided with the town’s annual car show, The Lake Mirror Classic. This is one of the best auto shows I’ve ever seen, set against the backdrop of... Read more »

Today's Rant: VW Golf Bluetooth woes

Today's Rant: VW Golf Bluetooth woes
Living in Chicago, I find hands-free Bluetooth to be the new must-have in a car. Which is why I was particularly put out by the Bluetooth connectivity in the 2012 VW Golf. First, the pairing was a bit awkward to begin with. Then, every time I got an email, text message, Facebook alert, tweet mention,... Read more »

Photo Gallery: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

The Chevrolet Sonic has been around for about a year now, but this is the first chance I’ve had to spend some quality time with the vehicle. You’d think Chevy was hiding it from me or something. And I have no idea why they’d do that because what I have to say is this: The... Read more »
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Stop farding!

Yeah. You heard me. I just told you to stop farding. And no, that’s not a typo. For those of us too young to remember Rush Limbaugh’s (in)famous “farding” comment back in the ’80s, I’ll give you the definition: Putting on makeup while driving. While Rush was being snarky and snotty with his original comments,... Read more »

Today's Rant: Jaguar XF needle wobble

While I was driving the 2012 Jaguar XF, one of my tweeps asked me if there was anything I didn’t like about the luxury car. I really had to think about that because I LOVED this car. Loved it. So, when it came down to it, there were 2 things that aren’t necessarily a big... Read more »

Today's Rave: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport glass roof

Today's Rave: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport glass roof
When I was sitting in the front seat of the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, I thought the panoramic glass roof was pretty neat. But it wasn’t until I sat in the back seat to take a photo that realized just how cool this feature is. You get this ginormous sweeping view that just keeps on... Read more »
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Pink hair extensions in Chicago

Pink hair extensions in Chicago
OK … so I know this isn’t completely car related. But I’m just so excited that I have to share. As you may know, I’m going a Breast Cancer Awareness Drive next week with Her Highway, and I want to show my pink pride. I’ve been looking high and low for a place that will... Read more »