Author Archive: Danny Chang
The 2015 Lincoln MKC is undeniably Lincoln’s best effort at making a premium crossover utility vehicle (CUV). The MKC shares much of its innards with the Ford Escape, which is not a bad thing in itself considering the latest version of the Escape is a confident example of a compact SUV.
Grading the New 2015 Ford Mustang GT as a Family Hauler Likes: Sweet, sweet note of a good old American V8 Ample torque and power on tap A nice advancement of the classic design Dislikes: Driving it in the snow Tight backseat space Uninspired MPG I don’t know who was more excited to get the […]
Middleburg, Virginia is only an hour’s drive outside of metropolitan Washington, D.C., but it is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of our nation’s fair capital. Instead of crowded city streets where cabs, buses and bicycles vie for space between tall buildings, there are two-lane country roads meandering their way around horse farms […]
Lexus’ response to the dominant BMW 3-Series is now in its third generation. The first-generation IS300 made a pretty great statement with a balance of performance and styling inside and out and established the Japanese on the scene of near luxury RWD compact performance sedans. The IS300 was the first production sedan to feature clear casing-housed taillights that was a staple of aftermarket customization. This was before Infiniti launched its own entry into the segment, the ubiquitous G35.
Likes: Good low-end torque and high-end horsepower Responsive turning ratio Quality fit and finish, satisfying door-closing oomph Dislikes: Torque steer Interior space a bit tight Ford Sync touch screen not made for fat fingers With the launch of the third generation of Focus in 2011, Ford reunited the divergent North American and European/Rest-of-world model lines […]
Likes Distinct Volvo retro P-1800 styling Responsive low-end torque Fun-to-drive 6-speed manual Black alloy wheels provide a mean sporty look Dislikes High-end power a bit lacking MPG doesn’t meet expectations Limited cargo space Nowadays it seems like every major manufacturer has a compact hatchback offering on the market, what with oil prices still sky high […]