Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Next Honda Fit Debuts in Tokyo

2020 Honda FIt

Honda has unveiled its redesigned 2020 Fit at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. According to Honda, without compromising its spacious cabin and excellent visibility, the fourth-gen Fit was developed with the intention of becoming the globally accepted standard for compact cars suited to this new era.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Quick Drive: Hyundai Veloster N w/Performance Package

Hyundai Veloster N driving in Oregon
Photo by Doug Berger
Hyundai revamped its funky Veloster for 2019. It maintained much of the said funkiness from the previous model while offering up new style and new features. We always enjoyed the Veloster Turbos we've driven, as reviewed in the past. When the latest generation was announced, we were told a high-performance model was going to come out in its new N lineup. I got to drive the Veloster N with the Performance Package, and must say that it's at the top of the hot hatch game.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Small Car Stereotype: Poor, Bad Credit, Horrible Life

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

There's a good discussion on The Truth About Cars' "Ace Of Base: 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage" post. It seems to be one of the few articles I've seen about the Mirage that doesn't simply trash it and reader comments don't add fuel to the dumpster fire. However, one post caught my eye.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

New 2020 Toyota Yaris to Debut at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

2020 Toyota Yaris Front

Toyota showed off its next-generation Yaris liftback today on its global website. This means after more than a decade, the Yaris will finally get a full redesign. It will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, which begins October 23.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Little Mitsubishi Mirage Continues to Sell Big

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage - Subcompact Culture

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been called a lot of foul things by many automotive journalists and, frankly, the general populous. It's one of the lowest horsepower cars on the North American market. It's got three cylinders. It's very small and fairly raucous. It's not fast. Yet consumers keep buying them and sales continue to increase. What's up with its success?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Yes, We Drove the 2019 Suzuki Jimny

2019 Suzuki Jimny in Iceland

We went to Iceland several weeks ago and were able to rent what is pretty my our semi-realistic dream car, a new Suzuki Jimny. I say semi-realistic because we, as residents of the U.S., cannot buy one here because Suzuki no longer sells cars here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

We Drive the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid


For 2020, Toyota has given the ever-popular Corolla the hybrid treatment. It's only available as a sedan, and it's surprisingly fun to drive. More over at Crankshaft Culture. Read More ... 

Friday, August 9, 2019

The Last New Beetle Visits Roswell for R2R 2019

R2R 2019

No, this wasn't an group of rogue VW enthusiasts headed to Area 51, this is just a tiny sample of the VW Beetles that went to R2R (Return to Roswell) 2019. The author, William Jinkins, took the 2019 VW Final Edition Beetle to the event. You can read all about it on Crankshaft Culture.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Top 3 Things to Make the Mitsubishi Mirage More Fun to Drive

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage ES - Subcompact Culture

The 2014+ Mitsubishi Mirage isn't known to a be the enthusiast's choice or a "driver's car." However, there are a few things that will help turn this frugal runabout into more of a hot hatch.

Monday, August 5, 2019

1992 Mitsubishi Road Test via MotorWeek

1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV MotorWeek Review

Admittedly, I have a thing for the old MotorWeek reviews. Maybe it's because I watched them growing up. I recently stumbled upon a review of my first car: the 1992 Mitsubishi Expo LRV.