Vehicles & Rides

2014 Lexus LX 570

Ride Review: Lexus LX 570

Big. Luxury. SUV. Take these three words/acronyms and think for a moment. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Cadillac Escalade is one. The Range Rover is another. These sit on top of […]


Ride Review: Acura MDX

When the world throws a lot of stress in your face, you simply need some luxury in your life. This is life. A job that pays fine, but not without a few contingencies to make […]

2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium

Ride Review: Toyota 4Runner

Thirty years ago, Toyota introduced the first SUV that was not a Land Cruiser. Not that there was anything wrong with the Land Cruiser. They had been an integral part of Toyota’s history since after […]

2014 Honda Civic EX-L sedan

Ride Review: 2014 Honda Civic

Do you remember seeing your first Honda Civic? It is not a question most often asked, but we often forget how long the Civic has been around – albeit many generations old. In my case, […]

2014 Fiat 500L Lounge

Ride Review: Fiat 500L

Talk about good timing…the Fiat 500L was welcomed in time for its big spotlight in the Twin Cities. The week the 500L came in for its review, the Twin Cities Auto Show opened its doors. […]


Ride Review: Buick Regal

Thomas Wolfe is wrong – you can go home again. Recently, I visited my hometown for the weekend. It has been six years since my last visit, so I was curious as to the changes […]

2014 Ford Flex Limited - Photo Credit: The Ford Motor Company

Ride Review: Ford Flex

Why does Ford have too many crossover/SUV offerings? It is not a complaint, but rather a curiosity. After a banner year for the brand, Ford retains a wide range of crossover/SUV offerings from the popular […]


Ride Review: Jeep Cherokee

Has Jeep lost its soul? This was the question upon the introduction of the Compass crossover (and its Patriot companion) back in 2006. The idea of a compact crossover with Jeep overtones threw everyone in […]

2014 Buick La Crosse

Ride Review: Buick LaCrosse

“I’ll tell you what – this thing’s a winner!” This is what someone said about the revised 2014 Buick LaCrosse during this ride review. The second generation LaCrosse presented a giant leap for both General […]

2014 Chevrolet Malibu (LTZ model shown) - Photo Credit: General Motors

Ride Review: Chevrolet Malibu

The Malibu was supposed to be the global answer for its segment. In its 2012 introduction, many promises were made on how efficient the Chevrolet mid-sizer should be. Promises that were challenged by road tests […]

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