The hysterical television ad for the Cadillac ELR luxury electric vehicle would have us believe this: “You work hard, you create your own luck, and you gotta believe anything is possible.” It’s also intended convince us that the mean-looking electric sedan is worth its $76,000 base sticker price. Unfortunately, my week driving the ELR revealed those marketing messages, while worth a quick chuckle on YouTube, to be hype. This vehicle is a glitzy dud.
Maserati has a glorious history of sporting achievements and an international reputation for producing great road cars. Now in its 100th year of production, the brand is adding a new, lower-priced, mid-size sedan to its lineup with the goal of dramatically increasing annual sales. The new four door, called the Ghibli, has Italian flair, a Ferrari engine and a lower price tag than Maserati’s other models that are all priced above $100,000.
Earlier this year I got together with my Travel Junkie friend, Kirsten Alana, to go on an adventure with the Land Rover Experience Driving School, at the Equinox Resort in Vermont. Neither of us had driven a Range Rover before and we were excited to get behind the wheel and drive off-road. We had no […]
Likes: Strong power, great full-throttle sound Good handling and relaxed ride Tight, interesting styling Available AWD traction Dislikes: Options can bump the price to more than $50K Sensitive Remote Touch infotainment controller Small back seat AWD comes with last year’s 6-speed tranny instead of new 8-speed There has always been something about the previous generation […]
Likes: Screaming 4.2L V8 loves to rev to its 8,000+ rpm redline Handling limits are so high you’ll be itching to hit the track Superb 7-speed S-tronic transmission makes you forget that there is no clutch pedal Typical Audi interior is comfortable and hard to fault Dislikes: The smallish V8 lacks low-end grunt, especially compared […]
Likes: Great fuel economy, with 43 mpg on the highway Handles like a BMW sedan, even though it’s a wagon Compelling combination of utility and style Dislikes: Not as powerful as the previous 335d model Steep sticker price at nearly $50,000 Underwhelming interior layout and finish It’s nearly impossible to find a vehicle that has […]
Likes: Emissions Free Interior spaciousness Dislikes: COMAND telematics needs a refresh The manifestation of automotive mobility from earth’s precious oil resources to the state of electrification brings a spark of positivity to mankind, knowing there is a brighter future that allows humanity to rest on its laurels without the degradation and continuous destruction of the […]