2014 Lotus Evora S: Will It Baby?

Writing about the Lotus Evora is one of those things that reveals how inadequate the written word is. I wish I could just mind-beam you the feeling of driving the Lotus. Or, even better, the feeling you get as a Home Depot parking lot watches you remove your squirmy, giggling toddler from this tiny car. » 6/12/14 2:15pm 6/12/14 2:15pm

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8S Convertible: Will It Baby?

If you're like many of us, you constantly have throat problems from driving around town shrieking "I'M SO FUCKING RICH!" This vivid yellow Bentley Continental GT V8S absolutely solves that problem, and is a pretty thrilling toddler-toter as well. People can tell you're loaded from miles away, and your kid has a blast. » 5/21/14 1:10pm 5/21/14 1:10pm

2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507: Will It Baby?

What you give up when you buy the kind of crossover or minivan you think you need because you have a kid is a pretty intangible thing. Whatever you end up buying will get you and your kid where you need to go no problem, but it's clear you gave up something. Whatever that something is, the AMG C63 Edition 507 is… » 2/11/14 12:20pm 2/11/14 12:20pm

2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR: Will It Baby?

Have a baby? A toddler? Looking at crossovers and minivans and SUVs, probably in silver or white? Knock it off, right now. Because this, a bright yellow Beetle with black stripes, is one of the best baby cars you can buy. Because deep down, fun for kid and parent beats practicality, and somewhere inside you know… » 11/18/13 3:00pm 11/18/13 3:00pm

'Fast Track' Your Kid With Racing-Stripe Adorned Stroller

Dutch stroller-maker Easywalker has teamed up with MINI for an adorable bit of co-branding in which baby strollers will be sold in livery matching the car's signature looks. Also, it may be the first time in a generation Mini has made a product that's genuinelly light. » 10/18/13 1:30pm 10/18/13 1:30pm

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile: Will It Baby?

There's three important questions when it comes to picking the right car for use as a baby/kid hauler: Is it engaging to drive? Is it reasonably capable of hauling my kid and related kid crap? And, finally, is it shaped like a colossal sausage? I finally found the car that meets these criteria: the Oscar Mayer… » 8/08/13 3:14pm 8/08/13 3:14pm

2013 Nissan GT-R Track Edition: Will It Baby?

Here's the thing about this Nissan GT-R: it's the special Track Edition, which means it has, among other things, a feature called rear seat delete. That means no back seat. Having a two seater car means you don't want kids now, but who knows about the future? Rear seat delete means sure, you've thought about kids,… » 6/04/13 2:25pm 6/04/13 2:25pm

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth: Will It Baby?

I'm happy that Fiat loaned me one of these, because, really, this was the car that started it all. It was about a year ago, and I had just gone on my first press drive. It was for the Fiat 500 Abarth, and I was pretty smitten. The little car had just that right mix of fun and usefulness without taking itself too… » 2/28/13 1:15pm 2/28/13 1:15pm

2013 Ford Mustang GT: Will It Baby?

I had a blast with this Mustang, and so did my kid. This was the first car that, when driven in it, made him actually say VROOM VROOM, loudly and with fist-clenched, drool-spraying glee. His dad was doing basically the same thing. » 1/29/13 9:00am 1/29/13 9:00am

Will It Baby: 2013 Scion iQ

I felt like I was having things a bit too easy Will It Baby-wise recently — a car with an extra door just for kid-loading, a huge, spacious truck — so this time when I picked a car to try I decided to really make it tough. So, with that in mind, I set out to try and find the absolute smallest car I could cram a… » 12/26/12 9:00am 12/26/12 9:00am

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Will It Baby?

The Hyundai Veloster Turbo has managed to do something no other Hyundai hatch ever built has done: make people give a crap about it. For the week I had the car, at least a half-dozen people commented on it. To get that sort of response with, say, an Elantra, you'd have to set the thing on fire and cover it in… » 12/06/12 10:30am 12/06/12 10:30am

2013 Ford F-150 Raptor SVT: Will It Baby?

Let's just get this out of the way right up front: nobody at Ford was ever thinking about the Raptor in terms of a baby-toting car. That's absolutely fine. This is a vehicle designed for doing things off road in a flashy, loud, fun way, not puttering around town doing family things. » 11/15/12 4:00pm 11/15/12 4:00pm

Will It Baby: Porsche Panamera Turbo S

I don't think Porsche is pushing the Panamera Turbo S as a kid-hauler. I think it's more targeted at rich guys who have friends that get embarrassed when you remind them they're a Baron. Probably three such friends, otherwise our hypothetical Baron would be driving a 911. » 9/05/12 2:30pm 9/05/12 2:30pm

2013 Scion FR-S: Will It Baby?

Having kids affects, or probably should affect, pretty much every part of your life. Everything from how patient you are to the grade of heroin you use or the car you choose to own and drive. Common wisdom likes to hammer the idea that the only baby-worthy cars are SUVs, Minivans, wagons, and similar vehicles. I don't… » 7/24/12 10:30am 7/24/12 10:30am