Review: 2021 Tesla Model Y (vs Model 3)

In less than five minutes of exploring the cabin of the 2021 Tesla Model Y, I have my thesis: The SUV is a vertically-stretched Model 3, but its rear bench and trunk don’t offer enough additional space to tempt me out of my beloved Model 3 sedan. I’m pretty confident about my (premature?) verdict, but… Continue reading Review: 2021 Tesla Model Y (vs Model 3)

Comparison: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S are Complementary Sports Cars

I haven’t been this excited to test a new car in a long time.  Why?  Because the new metal is a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4.  When it was released, the GT4 brought lustful tears of gratitude to the eyes of journalists.  Now it’s my turn to drive the legend.  So please hide my checkbook and… Continue reading Comparison: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S are Complementary Sports Cars

Long Term: CTS-V, GT S, M3 or Model 3—Choose Your Own Adventure

Beep!...Beep!...Beep!  Click. Ugh. You turn off your alarm clock and grope around on the bedside table for your glasses and phone. Getting up this early seemed like a good idea yesterday, but your kids woke you up twice overnight, and now you are wishing for more sleep. You roll out of bed and groggily start… Continue reading Long Term: CTS-V, GT S, M3 or Model 3—Choose Your Own Adventure

Long Term: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S has a Birthday

You would think the owner of a 503 hp AMG GTS would never be late.  But unfortunately, I am: the AMG’S 12-month report is arriving three months tardy! You may remember that my AMG GT S experience had a rocky start.  When it arrived from Vroom.com, the car had shoddy paintwork on many body panels,… Continue reading Long Term: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S has a Birthday

Review: 2021 Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic isn’t the Family Benz

I have 24 hours with a Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic. This should be prime one-on-one time for me to explore Mercedes’ best-selling model of 2020, but I have a problem. I’m preoccupied with its little brother, the GLB 250 4Matic. When I drove it last year, I concluded that the GLB was sufficiently luxurious yet… Continue reading Review: 2021 Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic isn’t the Family Benz

2019 Mercedes E300 is a Black Jacket with Fuchsia Lining

Dark wood and silver metal shine purple, red, pink, then blue. Let me direct your attention to the Mercedes E-Class. You should know it as a stalwart of the Mercedes range. For generations, the E-Class was the quintessential luxury sedan, the best in its segment if you wanted impeccable quality and comfort conveyance for four… Continue reading 2019 Mercedes E300 is a Black Jacket with Fuchsia Lining

Test Drive: 2021 Lexus IS 350, LC 500, RC F and GX 460

Some say that in 200 feet of driving, you can feel the spirit of a car. Let’s hope that is true because at today’s Lexus Experience Amazing event, I hardly went much further in the IS 350, LC 500, RC F, or GX 460! Regardless, here is what I learned about Lexus’s modern soul in… Continue reading Test Drive: 2021 Lexus IS 350, LC 500, RC F and GX 460

Test Drive: 2020 Mercedes EQS 580 is a Calming Conveyance

The Mercedes EQS asks me to check my testosterone at the door. “Relax,” it says, “your presentation to the board is done. Let’s mosey home, and I’ll pamper you with aromatherapy and a massage.” It would offer to pour me a drink, but Level 4 autonomy is still far away in the future… This is… Continue reading Test Drive: 2020 Mercedes EQS 580 is a Calming Conveyance

Review: 2021 Dodge Durango GT The Big Stick Steps Lightly

My inlaws are on their fourth Dodge Durango.  They started with a first-generation 2001 Durango and ran it for nearly 200k miles.  Their second, third and fourth Durangos were back-to-back leases from the SUV’s third-generation.  What started as the truck for a family-of-five and a toy puller is now their empty-nester runabout. I’ve borrowed their… Continue reading Review: 2021 Dodge Durango GT The Big Stick Steps Lightly

Comparison: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 LT2 vs. 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Yin-Yang Supercars

Here’s what I’ve been led to believe about the new Chevrolet (C8) Corvette. First, it’s a blue-collar supercar that renders all sporting metal between $60k and $100k obsolete. Second, it’s a ground-up rethink that moves the engine midship, polishes the model’s luxury credentials and brings the fight to Ferrari’s V8s and Lamborghini’s V10s. Finally, it’s… Continue reading Comparison: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 LT2 vs. 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Yin-Yang Supercars