1996 Volvo 850R Wagon: The OppositeLock Review

Nearly a year ago, I impulse-bought a rather forlorn Volvo 850 R station wagon. With undiagnosed engine-electrical issues, and fairly scruffy cosmetics, it was on the edge of being a basket case. I didn't even have much of an idea of what it was, but it was for sale locally, and I was looking for a cheap beater, so I… » 3/17/15 6:50pm 3/17/15 6:50pm

2008 Nissan Elgrand: The Oppositelock Review

Today, our friend Kat has been driven a car that you can't drive. Now it's my turn to drive a van that you can't drive!* It's my daily moving apparatus called Nissan Elgrand. » 1/24/15 5:01pm 1/24/15 5:01pm

​Sling TV Review: Holy Crap, We've Figured Out Internet Television

At some point, TV became complicated. It used to be this thing I would plop down in front of after school and mindlessly flip through. Then, in 2009, everything changed: analog signals were outlawed, and the new digital TV signals failed me in every way: my old television wasn't compatible, my house was too far from… » 1/26/15 6:00am 1/26/15 6:00am

I've Got A 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe For A Week, Whatcha Wanna Know?

Been waiting to get some more time with this sweet ride ever since the press drive way back in August. My tester is a fully loaded premium model and it's powered by the 2.0T motor, good for 272hp going to the rear wheels as the auto gods intended. » 1/24/15 10:00am 1/24/15 10:00am

Toyota AE86 Twin Battle: Part I

The long wait is over. The AE86 battle is finally here, and it will be a fierce one. Both are 1/24, customisable, and deserve a top spot on any car collector's shelf. On the left, a panda white Trueno (Initial D limited edition) by Hotworks Racing, and on the right, a red Levin by Aoshima. This review will… » 1/02/15 6:36am 1/02/15 6:36am

Some Additional Thoughts On The Ducati Scrambler

The reaction to reviews of the new Ducati Scrambler has been…mixed. I think that's partially because us journalists have failed to do it justice and partially because the bike is very misunderstood. So I figured I should take a few minutes and explain it for you.
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VIdeo: The Dodge Viper T/A is Analog Speed, Perfected.

The Dodge Viper T/A is an absolute animal: 640 HP, 600 lb/ft, 3,300 lbs, and 355-section rear tires with an old-fashioned 6-speed manual gearbox. And now that it has a new, lower base price, it's analog speed worth revisiting. Let's do a quick first-light Snake Run to find out. » 11/25/14 12:08pm 11/25/14 12:08pm

Video: Polaris Slinghot - First Ride (Drive)

The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle. Not a car. They keep repeating this to the small group of us as we get an overview of Polaris's first road-legal recreational vehicle. OK, sure guys, whatever you gotta do to get it out there. But how does it drive ride? » 11/17/14 11:11am 11/17/14 11:11am

I Drifted Like a Madman on the Adult-Sized Crazy Cart XL

Last year's Crazy Cart gave kids the ability to drift to their heart's content, but there was one catch: with a maximum weight capacity of 140lbs, most adults couldn't ride it. No longer, the adult-sized Crazy Cart XL brings 17mph sideways hijinks to everyone. And we rode it. » 10/29/14 5:22pm 10/29/14 5:22pm

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 - Classic Car Club Review

The Porsche GT3 has long been regarded as a driver's car. While the results are always staggering, the recipe for GT3 pie is very simple – take a normal 911, ratchet up the cc's and revs, strip out the weight while exaggerating the width and wheelbase, give it cup-car stiff suspension, strap on a huge wing and use… » 10/06/14 12:25pm 10/06/14 12:25pm

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is The Battleship That Screams

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is a big, heavy car. In fact, at 4,420 lbs, the RS5 is 60 lbs heavier than my Honda Odyssey Minivan, which combined with this particular shade of "Nardo Gray," has led me to lovingly refer to the car as "The Battleship." Thing is with 450 hp and a redline half-past-eight, this battleship hauls… » 10/07/14 10:00am 10/07/14 10:00am

My Day on a Gas-Powered Drift Trike: Like Being a Kid Again, But Better

No grown-up vehicle can match the thrill you felt as a kid on your Big Wheel. Cars and motorcycles are fun, but at day's end they're serious machines. Recapturing that unbridled euphoria requires a dedicated device. And the SFD Industries Drift Trike is the three-wheeled, gas-powered tool for the job. » 10/02/14 3:12pm 10/02/14 3:12pm

iPhone 6 Review: The Phone That Lured Me Back to Apple

I'd rather get this out of the way up front: the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone you can buy. In fact, it's better than that. The iPhone 6 convinced me to switch back to Apple. » 9/24/14 1:37pm 9/24/14 1:37pm

Nissan Pulsar Review - Nissan's family hatch contender

Nissan redefined the C segment back in 2007 with the launch of the Qashqai. Moving away from the traditional family hatchback market they have had wild success in pioneering the Crossover segment. » 9/05/14 3:57pm 9/05/14 3:57pm

How Does a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Handle a Hot Track Day?

I recently had the pleasure of spending two weeks and 4,000 miles on Rally North America in one of the greatest vehicles to ever come out of the US of A: the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It's comfortable, fast, and full of practicality. But how does it handle a road course, at 4,500 feet of elevation, when it's 95… » 9/05/14 12:25pm 9/05/14 12:25pm

2011 Z4 sDrive30i M Sport: The Oppositelock Review

The N52-powered E89 with the M Sport package and manual transmission is an interesting combination of new and old in a rather often overlooked roadster: the second generation of BMW's sports car. It has electric steering, an electric parking brake, a ridiculous name, and drive-by-wire. It's also RWD, has defeatable… » 8/30/14 11:05am 8/30/14 11:05am

The Akira Motorcycle Is Real And We Rode It

Tetsuuuo! Kaneda's bike is real. It's called the 2015 Honda NM4, it's on-sale in America, and yesterday, I was one of the first journalists to ride it. Spoiler Alert: It really does feel like it belongs in Neo-Tokyo. » 8/29/14 11:59am 8/29/14 11:59am

Ride The Lightning - 2012 Tesla Model S Review

The newest bit of kit in the Classic Car Club is something different. It's the American-made, all-electric Tesla Model S. We've all heard the reviews, but after 500 miles of polar-bear friendly motoring, Classic Car Club can finally tell you what it's REALLY like. » 8/19/14 8:27am 8/19/14 8:27am