If you have functioning ears, you’ve heard “I’m a 90s Baby In My 80s Mercedes” blaring from a speaker somewhere, inundating your mind with praise for a particular Mercedes 380 SL. The question is: does that car deserve praise? Here’s a classic Motor Week review to tell us the answer.
MotorWeek first came on the air in October, 1981. Since it's been on the air for nearly 35 years, you'd expect that the formula has changed a lot. Well, it has not. And to prove it, here is the very first episode of the show.
How can John Davis get more John Davisy? Throw him behind the wheel of a couple Soviet 4x4s and let the quote machine loose.
About a week ago I was watching MotorWeek at home. I just love the sultry rhythms of John Davis's voice when he says, "Hi, I'm John Davis." The show was on the new 911 Turbo, and some economy weird hybrid SUV or something, I was watching it for the 911 because usually MotorWeek has a different opinion on cars than…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrn2W-… Hello and welcome to the final installment of MotorWeek Theater, we're glad to have you with us!
The STS-V is bigger than the CTS-V, that's why we like to call it the big brother to the CTS-V. Make sense? I thought it would.
John Davis reports that the Suzuki Forenza has "brisk sales," which means that the Forenza Wagon should also have brisk sales. I don't know about you folks, but I didn't know the Forenza Wagon existed until today. Eight years later.
Or a king. Whatever floats your boat, party people.
This thing has success written all over it! Well, not literally, but figuratively. That's because if it was literally on there the car would be ugly.
It doesn't have an aggressive grille, but its more conservative maw still fits the bill. That's an actual thing that was said.
Jeep purists might hate it, but as John Davis explains, there's a lot to love about the new Cherokee beyond what meets the eye.
Remember when Ford just kept redesigning the first Focus for the US market instead of giving us the new one they got in Europe? Yeah, that was fun. Here's the 2009 car, and it's getting long in the tooth.
I recently spent a good chunk of time in Cadillac's new challenger for BMW, Mercedes, and Audi, the 2014 CTS (full report coming). But back in the day, they used to compete with this, the Seville.
See if you can count how many times the Quattroporte is called a four door Ferrari. Just try.
This new Corvette, is called the Stingray, like the old one, and like the fish thing that lives in the water. It's already stirring up some trouble and stinging us where it hurts!
The McLaren F1 was a car, but it isn't built anymore. The MP4-12C is a car, and it is built now. And MotorWeek got their hands on it. Excellent.
Have you ever wanted to see a Range Rover on the drag strip? Then today is your lucky day.
If you're anything like us, you're a sucker for the super powered Corvette ZR1. John Davis is like us.