A King Ranch not for chickens

Posted on 17 Jul 2015 at 7:30am

Ford’s Expedition King Ranch Edition gets gussied up for 2015 with a turbo-charged V6 … and a Texas twang   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com With marriage equality now a reality nationwide, chances are a lot of couples will be seriously considering settling down, getting hitched and even starting a family. And that well could […]

Putting the ‘class’ in C-Class

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 7:35am

MB’s 4th generation C300 refines a new classic CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com With each generation, Mercedes claims the C-Class is more sophisticated, more upscale … just more of everything. That was true when the 1994 C-Class replaced the 190E and it’s true again now, as the fourth-generation supplants the third. You often hear […]

Forever changed

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 7:35am

BMW’s i8 is sex on wheels CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer During a photo shoot, parked at Redondo Beach near L.A., it took the folks at BMW almost two hours to shoot five minutes of usable video. It wasn’t because the team was incompetent — it was just that people just kept coming up, snapping […]

Expect the unexpected

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 7:25am

A luxurious Hyundai? A soulful Toyota? Don’t be surprised once you’ve tried the new Genesis and RAV4 CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer What is a luxury car? Cars wearing the three-pointed star, chrome L, four rings, spinning propeller or family crests are obvious indicia. They’ve earned credentials (in some cases, for more than a century). […]

Auto save

Posted on 20 Feb 2015 at 7:30am

Your car could be your wallet’s best friend … or its worst enemy   RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer Cars are like children or pets — they need constant attention, and when they are taken care of, they will take care of you. But if neglected, then expect to drop even more cash on maintenance. […]

Kid tested, mother approved

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 7:20am

Popes to parents to anyone in between will revel in the beauty of Mercedes’ ML400 CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer My mother drove my grandmother around in her Mercedes for years, so she knows what a world-class German car is like. But because my father worked at General Motors for 30 years, she’d never owned […]

High Bimmer

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 7:25am

BMW’s sassy coupe CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Since the iconic BMW 2002 evolved into the 3-Series nearly 40 years ago, the little coupe has been the sassy prince of the Munich-based dynasty. Small, sporty, refined and with just the right amount of attitude, the 3-Series coupe was the car you would enjoy thrashing wide-open […]

Drive! 2014: The Goldilocks effect

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:30am

Some pickup trucks are powerhouses, some are sporty … and some are just right CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Trucks are like a certain nursery rhyme where one is too small, one is too large, but right in the middle, one is just right. Of course, some of us prefer smaller bowls of porridge or […]

Drive! 2014: Simply the best

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 6:30am

Our preview of the best new models for 2015 CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer This time every year, automakers roll out their hottest new automobiles for the upcoming year. Some will set performance standards on the track while others tackle extreme off-road obstacles or are built for beauty. No matter the size of your purse […]

Drive! 2014: Best under 30

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 6:15am

You don’t need to spend a fortune to drive in style CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer All gays have two incomes and are rich, right? They all drive Bimmers and shop at Nordstrom? Yeah, well, not quite. Many of us struggle to make car payments, but don’t want to drive ugly, under-equipped cars. Given these […]