Cars and Me

Raving for the RAV4 Hybrid

It has been 21 years since the Toyota RAV4 made its North American debut, 16 years since the Toyota Prius hybrid car arrived, and 10… Continue reading

Finding some tough mudders at Mudfest

From a distance, Mudfest looks like grownups playing with expensive toys. To be honest, that’s pretty much what it is, but there’s an underlying seriousness.… Continue reading

Fiat Spider’s feisty return well worth the wait

The first Fiat 124 Spider roadster was presented 50 years ago at the Turin Auto Show. It enjoyed a nearly 20-year stint with assorted modifications,… Continue reading

Land Rover moves from "red" to "green" with diesel Range Rover

We use the word “green” to characterize cars that are easier on our environment, but we don’t have a similar word for cars that are… Continue reading

Hybrid Hyundai Sonata gives drivers the best of both worlds

By Mary Lowry The new plug-in hybrid version of Hyundai’s exceptional Sonata midsize sedan is available at dealerships in all the ZEV (zero emission vehicle)… Continue reading

Fiat Spider roadster’s feisty return worth the 31-year wait

By Mary Lowry The first Fiat 124 Spider roadster was presented 50 years ago at the Turin Auto Show. It enjoyed a nearly 20-year stint… Continue reading

Kia reinvigorates mainstay Sportage for 2017

Note: This is an overview of the 2017 Kia Sportage, based on an introductory event held by the manufacturer. Although the new Sportage was driven… Continue reading

Volvo’s safety technology protects you from yourself and others

Most of us would rather be alive than dead, intact rather than injured, but safe things are rarely considered exciting.Maybe that’s why Volvos, vaunted for… Continue reading