January 2015

NAIAS Edition


BMW Readies 3-series Midcycle Updates

BMW is getting ready to implement a midcycle facelift for its current, F30 3-series (pictured). Part of the 2016 update will be new engine options, according to the website <a class="colorbox" …read... read more

We Spy the BMW M5 Testing With—Gasp!—AWD

What It Is: A current-generation BMW M5 sedan testing a new feature that’s headed to the next-generation M5: all-wheel drive. (Or, in BMW-speak, “xDrive.”) The presence of front driveshafts …read... read more
Best in Show

Best in Show

The 2015 North American International Auto Show, or as we Midwesterners call it; The Detroit Auto Show is the premier auto show in North America. If it’s not Geneva, it’s Detroit where manufacturers put their best foot forward. Since this is the first auto show of the... read more

2014 Nissan Sentra SV – Quick Drive

2014 Nissan Sentra SV – Quick Drive

It Works as Designed. We recently spent a week out west with a Nissan Sentra. This wasn’t my first time in a Sentra, but it was the first time I spent a decent amount of time with one. Thankfully we had the opportunity to experience this mainstream model in various... read more
2008 Saturn Vue-Ultra Long-Term Review

2008 Saturn Vue-Ultra Long-Term Review

171,800 miles and counting!   The old saying about adopting a brand new vehicle upon it’s initial release being a bad move could be right. But sometimes if you stick it out you can enjoy a reliable daily driver. This is what happened in our household. After a run... read more
Time with a BMW i3

Time with a BMW i3

I believe that it’s a good thing to be open-minded. Even nature verifies this. If you are not robust and flexible or open to options in an ever-changing environment, you’re doomed. Even a mighty tree that isn’t somewhat flexible will snap in a strong wind. If we rely... read more
BMW i3 Initial Thoughts…

BMW i3 Initial Thoughts…

I have to tell you that I had not considered myself a person that would consider an electric vehicle. It’s not that I and not looking to be more efficient or more climate conscious. It’s just that I like a certain amount of style and performance. With the... read more
Infiniti G25x Review

Infiniti G25x Review

The weather was relatively okay for an early October Michigan weekend. It was cool, but not yet “cold”.  There was off and on rain showers which when the clouds broke for that all too familiar bright autumn sunshine, made the clouds look dark and almost like they were... read more
2016 Cadillac CTS-V

2016 Cadillac CTS-V

More Powerful Than Ever with No Limits on Speed Fresh off of the release of the Cadillac ATS-V, we’ve had the stuffings kicked out of those numbers by the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. Once the current CTS was released a while ago, we knew it was only a matter of time... read more
2016 ATS-V

2016 ATS-V

 Twin Turbo Goodness!! We always loved the previous versions of the Cadillac CTS. They ushered in a whole new level of handling and youth to the Cadillac line. I remember the first time I drove one on a twisted road, I thought to myself “you can’t... read more
2015 Ford Mustang Without the Reigns

2015 Ford Mustang Without the Reigns

Admittedly, I was looking for something a bit more futuristic. Or at least something further away from another retro-revival design for the new Ford Mustang. Well, I was disappointed. But then again “no”. It’s not bad. I had to remind myself that the... read more

2015 Jaguar XE

  The New Jaguar XE – The Sports Saloon Redefined 01 Oct via Jaguar Broadcast Newsroom The Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon and will be the driver’s car in its class The new Jaguar XE: the driver’s car in the global mid-size saloon... read more

Today’s Headlight Technology

Today’s Headlight Technology

It looks like the days of the old 7-inch sealed beam headlamp are gone.  While at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, I couldn’t help notice the exquisite details in some manufacturer’s headlights. Advances in technology has allowed them to really dress... read more
BMW’s Self Parking Vehicle

BMW’s Self Parking Vehicle

We’re one step closer to having our car drop us off at the entrance to the mall and have it go and successfully park itself only to return upon our request. Tesla hinted at it earlier this past year and now BMW has taken the first steps to make this a reality.... read more