Author Archive: Alex Kramer
It’s no secret that car enthusiasts love to hate on SUVs, as most just don’t perform well, especially compared to a well-designed coupe or sedan. Even your modern car-based crossover is just too tall, too heavy, and too likely to be stuck doing carpool duty to warrant any serious consideration from a performance perspective.
If the idea of a mini SUV seems strange, then a high performance mini SUV is just downright weird. This hasn’t stopped Nissan from taking its little Juke and giving it the NISMO treatment, and for this year, there is an even more potent Juke in the form of the NISMO RS.
The Geolander H/T G056 is Yokohama’s long lasting all-season tire designed for small trucks and SUVs. With a 70,000 mile treadwear warranty, this highway terrain tire is engineered to provide years of trouble free driving, as well as exceptional all-weather handling. eBay Motors will be conducting an extended test of the all-season version of the Geolander H/T G056 tires with reports posted at three, six month, and 12 month intervals. Our test mule for this exercise is a trusty 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid.
For years Subaru has marketed the Outback as the go-to vehicle for the outdoor crowd. Although the previous generation, launched in 2010, made the Outback look more like a crossover SUV, for most people the Outback continues to serve as a modern day station wagon, but one with surprising off road capability. The new 2015 Outback continues with the same basic recipe, but offers a few tweaks here and there to help perfect the formula.
Now in its fifth year, the Legends of the Autobahn show brings together fans of German made automobiles during Pebble Beach Concours week. Amongst the many rows of shining German engineering, there were an overwhelming number of older Mercedes-Benz cars that made us pause and discover the many stories to be found. One classic Benz […]
BMW has unveiled three significant cars at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: the BMW Vision Future Luxury, the BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, and the 30th Anniversary BMW M5. BMW Vision Future Luxury With groundbreaking exterior and interior design, along with innovative technology, the BMW Vision Future Luxury offers a glimpse into the long-term […]
Luxury crossovers are one of the hottest segments in the market, and smaller sized entry-level premium crossovers have become especially enticing for new car buyers. More practical than a sedan, and with the kind of features and performance befitting a luxury car, these little utes are being snapped up by young couples and single professionals in surprising numbers.