The only thing hotter than a factory “Safari” car from Subaru may be the temperatures at the Safari rally itself. Subaru made their World Rally Championship debut at the Kenyan Safari Rally in 1990, and have been known to inject a little bit of that rally heritage into each of their vehicles ever since. And even though they *understandably* didn’t send us to Kenya to test out the new Crosstrek Wilderness, we did get an entire day off-road in Zion National park.
It’s that time of year where the seasons begin to change, the air has that smell to it every morning, and one final vacation is in the cards for many … Read more
I’ve been trying very hard not to fall into the same automotive review literary tropes as my forefathers. Y’know, describing all under the same shade of Jeremy Clarkson Top-Gear-esque “Brilliant,” or reaching in our idiom arsenal to describe a new generation of a car as “grown-up”. I mean, it’s a car, not a person. It’s not like the Kona hit a growth spurt over the summer and now they’re in the 7th grade fighting a losing battle against the concepts of body odor and deodorant.
Two friends of mine (and members of this little car gay community) got married in early July. Four of us from Washington, D.C. were invited to attend and we decided … Read more
Three letters that can strike fear into the heart of any auto enthusiast – and it’s not CEL – CVT. The Continuously Variable Transmission has been around in some form … Read more
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to drive all sorts of cars with a decent variety of drivetrains. One that had always intrigued me was the W12, a Volkswagen-Audi Group … Read more
Despite shoving big engines in nearly everything they sell, Cadillac’s model lineup is doing a bit of an electric slide as the brand looks to the future. The Lyriq crossover … Read more
I have Janet Jackson playing in my ears as I sit in a Delta Comfort+ seat on the way home from the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser reveal in Salt Lake … Read more
I’m behind on my writing, although that makes it sound more like dreadful homework than something fun. And it is fun, especially with cars that evoke some emotion. In the … Read more
My mind is pretty solidly made up about the prior generation – the ‘Mk7.5’ – of VW GTI and VW Golf R being the best hot hatchback ever made. Formulaically, VW … Read more