Toyota has assembled a whole new version of its Matrix five-door for model year 2009, giving it more exterior flair, two new engines and a… Continue reading


Rumor on the street has it that the 2008 MazdaSpeed3 is the fastest four-banger, front-wheel drive, mass-produced car in the world. That, my friends, is… Continue reading


Small-vehicle sales are increasing, big-vehicle sales decreasing, and although most people want better fuel economy, not everyone can get by with a small car. Some… Continue reading

Corvette Z06

It’s refreshing when a car that screams for attention like the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 actually delivers the goods. With an exterior that competes with… Continue reading


The Toyota Corolla subcompact sedan was introduced in 1966 and first entered the U.S. market two years later. Since then, more than 30 million of… Continue reading

Scion xB

The original Scion xB, first introduced for model year 2004, was so boxy you’d think its designers used a carpenter’s square. For model-year 2008, the… Continue reading

Saturn Astra

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Saturn has re-invented itself over the past three years. The latest case in point is the all-new 2008… Continue reading

Audi RS 4 Cabriolet

People don’t have to remind me that I’m one lucky dude when it comes to having a job that requires driving a different new car… Continue reading


This is a Fourth of July firecracker worthy of our nation’s birthday. Let’s just call the Audi S5 a new immigrant from Germany in search… Continue reading


I’d planned to travel by air to a distant family celebration in late May, but then my adventurous, impulsive younger brother Dave called and said,… Continue reading

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

Intimidating. That’s the word my brother used to describe the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR as he viewed this street racer from the rearview mirror… Continue reading

2009 Nissan GT-R

When a guy in a black Lamborghini convertible with the top down pulls up next to you on the freeway and gives you the thumbs… Continue reading

Volvo C30 T5 2.0

The 2008 Volvo C30 is a sporty new vehicle from the Ford-owned Swedish automaker. It’s a two-door with a rear hatch, and is the smallest… Continue reading

Accord EX-L

Over the past month, I have had the pleasure of driving both sedan and coupe versions of Honda’s 2009 Accord EX-L with navigation. As you… Continue reading

Infiniti FX35

Infiniti’s FX five-passenger luxury performance SUV is completely redesigned and re-engineered for the 2009 model year. For this second generation version, three models are offered:… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2008
  • ROAD TEST by Mary Lowry
  • Vehicles

Hyundai Genesis

Genesis. The biblical reference to Hyundai’s all-new 2009 flagship sedan is unmistakably intentional. Apparently the South Korean manufacturer is not-so-subtly announcing a new beginning to… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2008
  • ROAD TEST by Larry Lark
  • Vehicles


Sometimes the past leads you back to the future. The Saab 9-3 Turbo X SportCombi is Exhibit A. Way back in 1978, Saab introduced its… Continue reading

Dodge Caliber

When car manufacturers make a vehicle available to the media for review purposes, they send a well-equipped version. This is understandable from a marketing perspective… Continue reading

Suzuki SX4

The 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport is a versatile compact car on stilts. Japanese engineers created a curious, distinct, wedge-shape design – low in the front… Continue reading


Given that we’re all going to be penniless pretty soon, it didn’t seem like a good idea to write about the 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML 320… Continue reading