BMW gets a lot of flak for building cars that have no direct link to their history at all. The X6 is an SUV coupe thing that has earned more cross eyed stares per mile than any car ever conceived. The X6 M makes absolutely no sense and has no point, we should hate it. But somehow it’s fabulously endearing.
It takes a long time to get comfortable in most cars. You have to find the right seating position, the right wheel position, the best spot for the mirrors, and then, if you want to drive it fast, you need to work up to the limits. Slowly. But then there’s the Porsche Cayman GTS, which is your lucky sock in car form.
Meet Joe. Joe is the President of the Nutmeg Miata Club. As you’d imagine, he’s a huge Miata nut who took off work to check out the 2016 Mazda Miata when we were at Lime Rock Park. I gave him a ride on Lime Rock’s autocross. It’s safe to say he enjoyed it.
“We don’t give a shit about times on a test track.” That’s what Mazda’s engineering guru Dave Coleman told me. And that’s not only what makes the 2016 Mazda Miata an amazing car, but also a great Miata. The definitive lightweight sports car is back and it’s bringing a renaissance along with it.
This is the perfect M4. Why? Because it has carbon brakes, a manual transmission, cloth seats, and that’s it. What do you want to know about it?
Mercedes has decided that America won't accept the same A-Class small hatchback that anchors their lineup around the world. However, they do think you'd like the GLA-Class, a small hatchback with slightly more ground clearance. But what you really want is the GLA45, a nutjob rally-hatch monster that makes no sense and…
The NC-generation Miata has been around since 2006 with just a few small tweaks and a facelift. But later this year, the NC will be replaced by the gorgeous new ND. But before that happens, what do you want to know about the NC?
The BMW i8 is like no other car on the road. Kids see it and think the Millennium Falcon just arrived. Adults think they've time traveled. So how is the Millennium Falcon at some good old fashioned snow drifting? That's what we found out on the second episode of Neat Stuff In Cool Cars.
You have a problem. You want a performance car, but you don't have the means to get a Ferrari or even a Corvette Z06... unless you want to live in it too. But don't fret, Mr. or Mrs. Gearhead, because the automakers have plenty of budget choices for you. This is our roundup of what you should buy and what you should…
Rallying is a nuanced art. It takes years of training to get to the level where you can drive an open class car like this Subaru WRX STI with a sequential gearbox and 500 pound feet of torque. But I didn't have years of training. I had hours. And driving it has warped my brain forever.
The Z06 is a 650 horsepower Corvette. Six hundred. And fifty. A Corvette that gets to 60 in less than three seconds. A Corvette than can stop from 60 in less than 100 feet. A Corvette that can pull 1.2 G in a corner. And a Corvette that costs less than $100,000. It's an all-American middle finger to every other high…
I'm coming to you live from inside a 650 horsepower weapon from Bowling Green. What do you want to know?
While we've already told you what cars earned the highest marks in our reviews from 2014, we haven't told you what cars pulled at our heart strings. Numbers aren't everything. These are the cars that we loved beyond any number that we could assign in all of 2014.
This has been a simply amazing year for cars. From hybrid supercars to track day weapons disguised as big Camaros, there's a little something for everyone. Here are the cars that topped our reviews in 2014.
Last year, with rose colored glasses and wide open hearts, we drove the 2014 Corvette Stingray for the first time. We loved it. But was it love because it was the promise of a shiny new Corvette, or because it truly is an excellent car?
It has the suspension from a Formula One car, the optional tires from the McLaren P1, and supercar-level next generation carbon ceramic brakes. But this isn't a million dollar supercar. This is a $75,000 Chevrolet. And it is one of the most amazing, odds-defying cars of the year.
Forget dumb alphanumerics. Eldorado Jr. That's what we should be calling the ATS Coupe.
If you want a Porsche 911 with a roof, there's a 911 that fits your needs. There's also a 911 with a fully removable roof, if that's your preference. But there hasn't been a 911 with a robot in the back that eats part of the roof to give you some much needed sunshine. Until now.
Ditch that stuffy glass-and-chrome citadel you work in, pick up your ethnically diverse group of friends, a couple wine coolers, and head out to the desert to par-tay. If you want to live out that car commercial, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee really is the SUV to do it in.