Shock therapy

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:30am

Chevy’s redesigned Volt sacrifices some specialness for more prosaic luxury   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Driving the redesigned 2017 Chevy Volt is like listening to Gaga and Tony Bennett. It’s a beautiful thing — a pleasure to behold — but you somehow miss the edgier Gaga that was carried about Hollywood in her […]

GLA45? More like GLAM

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:05am

Sexy and powerful, just try to resist this Mercedes CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Twenty years ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced the C36 AMG, its first fully-sanctioned model with the aftermarket tuner it now wholly owns. An advertisement created for the Detroit auto show snickered, “If this were the fifth grade science fair, we’d be the kid […]

Butch vs. Femme

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:00am

BMW M2 versus Honda Civic Coupe: Sexy or sensible? CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer What kind of car guy do you prefer: The one who drives a frugal little Japanese coupe … or the jock who muscles around in a high-powered German rocket? Fuel-efficient eco-friendly hot gay nerd … or devil-may-care carpe diem bad-boy? It’s […]

Rocks star

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:30am

Fuel-efficient, rugged & affordable, the Renegade Trailhawk exudes versaility   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Jeeps are known for being tackle-everything, go-anywhere, win-everything, cross-the-Rubicon kinds of rides. It’s been that way since World War II and continues today with the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Cherokee. But can a little Fiat-based crossover follow in its […]

Dune: VW’s Buggy

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:20am

Reeling from a terrible year, Volkswagen packs tons o’ fun in a sporty mini CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Not long after the Volkswagen Beetle migrated to America, some enterprising, sand-loving fool ripped off most of the body, jacked it up, installed off-road tires and headed for the beach… and consequently, the sand dunes. […]


Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 6:00am

Luxury meets power in rides from Cadillac, Lexus and Acura CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Some gearheads revel in speed and torque. Some revel in styling and design. But you don’t have to choose between power and luxury if you choose one of these amazing cars — all achievable in the mid-five-figures (though you […]

Defiantly Fiat

Posted on 13 May 2016 at 7:30am

Fiat’s gas-sipping crossover proves unexpectedly exhilarating CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer One of my favorite car commercials is the recent one where a Viagra pill drops in the gas tank of a little Fiat 500, and a few moments later, it’s extended its length and girth to become the 500X four-door crossover. You can […]

My, oh, Miata

Posted on 22 Apr 2016 at 7:40am

Mazda’s signature car of the ’90s is back, redesigned and better than ever CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer When the Mazda MX-5 Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, it was a sensation. Here was a lightweight two-seat, rear-drive roadster inspired by classic British and Italian sports cars, but built to exacting Japanese […]


Posted on 11 Mar 2016 at 7:30am

Range Rover offers unheard-of luxury, with extras that will gobsmack you CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer You were probably, just this morning, standing in the driveway trying to decide if you’ll buy a Bentley Continental GT or a Cadillac Escalade. I feel you. Should you get that exquisitely-crafted and satisfyingly fast coupe or the […]

Meet the Nerdmobile

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:30am

Low on horses but big on heart, SmartForTwo is a couple’s dream ride CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer My crazy love for a Smart is well documented, but I’m one of those nerds who fell in love on a trip to Europe and couldn’t wait to order one when they became available stateside in […]