I don't often have anything very nice to say about Toyotas, which means, as my mommy taught me, I try not to say much of anything at all (with varying degrees of success). But today, I chanced upon a 2016 or '17 RAV4 in a
I spotted this BMW i3 while walking home from work yesterday. Notice anything unusual about it?
Yeah, okay, the whole car's a little funky looking, real original there, Don Rickles.
No, what caught my eye were the wheels—notice how the front and rear wheels are pointed in opposite
I have been obsessed with this since I first learned of its existence earlier this week:
It's tough to upstage a BRAT—but even tougher to upstage Ruth Gordon. This ad is for the '83 BRAT, so it was probably made in 1982, the year in which
I went to a sports bar-type place to get my lunch today (don't judge me, they make a good sesame chicken salad), the kind of place ringed by TVs on every available wall surface, and while I was waiting for my food, my eye was
Last fall, I had an opportunity to drive a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E, a modern classic about which I, perhaps a bit grandiosely, concluded,
In many ways, the 300E feels a lot like a modern car, and to Mercedes’ credit, a very good, very expensive modern car
These days, I cruise around in a Bavaria, BMW's not-quite-full-size, near-luxury '70s autobahn cruiser, but I have a confession to make: this is not the BMW I always aspired to. As a kid—starting around age 12 and reaching a fever pitch as I neared driving
I haven't been a huge fan of Nissan's swoopy current design language, which tends to get a bit baroque in the details (see the latest Maxima and Murano in particular), but the midsize Rogue crossover has been one of the company's cleaner, more handsome designs
My admiration for the Series I (1969-73) Jaguar XJ6 is no secret. You really only need to look at the thing to understand why, but the XJ is also the subject of one of the crown jewels of my collection of automotive sales brochures.
It makes all the expected, Germanic noises as you get in—the click of the door handle, the creak of the hinge, the insistent buzzer telling you that the key is in the ignition, your pants squeaking over the vinyl bolsters and into the corduroy hug
Editor's Note: This week, we're switching up the schedule and running our installment of From the Back Seat today, then getting Behind the Wheel on Wednesday, for reasons that will become apparent shortly.
My mom's birthday was last Sunday, and since I was on Spring Break