Sticker shock

Posted on 16 Aug 2013 at 9:30am

Pricey but inventive, the Chevy Volt is electric, but it’s anything but static   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Every time I cover the Chevy Volt, I draw attention from a whole bunch of nut jobs who think President Obama single-handedly commanded the car be developed and foisted it upon a world without the [...]

Maxima zing

Posted on 26 Jul 2013 at 9:30am

Is Nissan’s Maxima still a 4-door sports car? Take a look CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Nissan’s Maxima was once billed as a four-door sports car, and in its day, it was about as performance-oriented as a Japanese mid-size sedan could be. Since then, Nissan introduced the incredibly popular Altima and an entire line [...]

Butch vs Femme

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 12:30pm

Viper versus Genesis: Not all sports cars were created equal — but all have their joys CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com With the possible exception of being ridden by some buff daddy all night, there’s nothing more exciting than sliding behind the wheel of a hot sports car. But even the sexy boys have [...]

Hot, young & gay

Posted on 31 May 2013 at 10:00am

What are the happening new rides for young gays? We’ve got the scoop CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com During the Chicago Auto Show, I was invited to help host a group of young, hot, LGBT trendsetters. As they were bubbling about, I listened to the cars about which they were most excited to see [...]

A sip of Civic whine

Posted on 26 Apr 2013 at 9:45am

Naysayers of the ’12 Civic will sing a different tune about the ’13 model CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Between Consumer Reports failing to bestow its somewhat over-hyped “Recommended” rating upon the re-designed 2012 Honda Civic, and the boo-hooing from the rest of the journalistic flock, you’d think a person would have had to [...]

Embracing the cliché

Posted on 01 Mar 2013 at 8:00am

Queer women love Subarus for good reason, as the ’13 Outback proves Not too big. Not too small. For me, the Subaru Outback is just right. It was the guy at the rental car counter in Denver who first got me hooked on Subarus. I had reserved another category of car (read: cheaper) and the [...]

Down the hatch

Posted on 18 Jan 2013 at 8:15am

Safe and sporty? When you’re dealing with Volvo’s C30, that’s it exactly CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Volvo is well-known as the nerdy Swedish automaker that makes safe sedans and blitzin’ wagons. But how would it build a sports car? Turns out, much like Mini makes Coopers and Volkswagen makes GTIs: Take a box, [...]

Haul monitor

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 12:15pm

You don’t need an aircraft-carrier sized cargo bed to enjoy a roomy, versatile and eye-catching pickup truck CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer It’s hard getting up in the morning, and it is even harder to find an accepting friend to loan you their precious pickup to haul home that fabulous credenza for your home theatre. [...]

Location, location

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 11:15am

With so many cars named for places, your ride can be a source of regional pride CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Did you ever stop to wonder what your car says about where you’re from — or more importantly, from where you’d like to be? Back in the ‘50s, cars named for places were aspirational, with [...]

Liberal or conservative?

Posted on 09 Nov 2012 at 11:00am

Your car can make a political statement — if you know how to look at it CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Now that all the politicking is over, the time for healing has begun. And that means liberals getting along with conservatives. And we’re not talking about the election. You don’t need an HRC sticker [...]