July 2017 Driver’s Notebook

BMW does not disappoint in releasing the 2017 X3 xDrive35i, a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) with potential for a family road trip or track day. With four different drive modes, the ease of moving from city to mountains is seamless. The default comfort mode relaxes the throttle for everyday driving. For those eco-friendly drivers, the Eco-pro mode is, even more,…

Porsche Macan

Porsche is a brand that is synonymous with class, style and desirability. Throughout its automotive history, this trendsetting sports car has outdriven its competition and continues to set the bar for excellence. You might be hard-pressed to find another car that epitomizes a unique pairing of sex appeal and raw power. Porsches have graced the silver screen, been immortalized in…

The All New BMW 5 Series

As a nation that values freedom, especially seeking adventure upon the open road, summer days were custom made to embrace such opportunities. So, why not upgrade your driving experience with a new set of wheels? The all-new BMW 5 series is all about the user experience, incorporating the latest technology with the fully integrated iDrive 6.0 system. Imagine taking the…

The Volvo S90

There’s a reason Uber has chosen Volvo for their plans of having driverless pickup vehicles; Volvo is already honing in on that level of technology. Although Tesla has already disrupted the auto industry with its fully electric, self-driving cars, Volvo is a quiet contender in the luxury vehicle sector. Their S90 may be a more affordable option to Tesla’s Model…

TESLA MODEL 3

In 2006, Elon Musk published a blog post outlining his long-term vision for Tesla. At the time, Tesla was still two years away from delivering the first Roadster, the company’s first product.

Street Lines: Europe delivers big in small packages

The FIAT brand has made great strides within the past few years regarding styling, customer satisfaction and price. Their all-new 2016 FIAT 500X Lounge further supports this automaker’s surge, providing drivers and passengers with a plethora of plusses. From the exterior highlighted with curvy Italian allure to an impressively spacious cabin for four adults, leather bucket seats, a 2.4-liter engine…

BMW 528i with xDrive

Sometimes my wife and I don’t see eye to eye. Such is the case when it comes to automobiles. To her, a car is just a mode of transportation—a way to get from point A to point B. To me, a car is not just a way to get down the road, but rather a vehicle for excitement. I love…

October 2015 Driver’s Notebook

After last year’s styling tweaks to the S60, Volvo has given the car a midyear update that includes more technology and in-car connectivity. One example is Volvo On Call, a smartphone app that lets you lock and unlock the car, read the fuel level, odometer, average speed and average fuel consumption remotely. It was most handy on a recent cold…

Audi Q5 Diesel has Fuel Economy and Performance

Clean diesel power appeals to drivers on two levels: performance and fuel economy. Audi’s midsize utility vehicle, the Q5, is available with five powertrains, ranging from a 2.0-liter turbo to the supercharged V-6 in the sporty SQ5, but the one that catches my eye is the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6.