Get touchy-feely with your ride

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 at 9:35am

Styling, color and gadgetry take center-stage in these impressive interiors   Watch Project Runway long enough, and you’ll pontificate about construction, textures and contemporary style. I can almost hear Zac Posen sniping about a sloppy bias cut in my head. But from couture to Target, much of what you learn on runways translates to highways, […]

Beefy but cuddly

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 at 9:25am

Keep on truckin’ like a Texan with these well-built road rulers   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer More than mere Louis Vuitton luggage for the prairie set, trucks are an essential part Texas life. These beefy beasts carry heavy loads, tackle rugged trails, pull pleasure crafts and coddle passengers in frigid cold comfort. Some are […]

Little boxes, BIG loads

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 at 8:30am

These rides hit the trifecta: Well-priced, stylish and built to haul   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer It’s not the dimensions of the box, but the size of its load that matters. Many of us must economize to get by, but we don’t have to forego enjoyment or utility to get the car of our […]

Full pockets

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 at 8:15am

Fashionable, fast and sexy describes all of these compacts   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer If you want to play hard with today’s compact autos, you better come packing full pockets. Fashion mall interiors and runway-stunning exteriors complement a pretty package under the hood. If you are looking for a little fancy date, unzip one […]

Butch vs. Femme

Posted on 15 Nov 2013 at 8:00am

Toyota 4Runner versus Jeep Cherokee: Who takes the top bunk in this match-up?   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer As two venerable SUVs are re-designed for 2014, their masters are locking in for a dramatic kick-down. In one corner: The Toyota 4Runner, a serious off-roader with urban manners. From another continent: The Jeep Cherokee, familiar […]

What’s in a (car) name? Maybe a lot

Posted on 11 Oct 2013 at 10:00am

One has to wonder what in hell the Ford Motor Company was thinking when they named their product “the Probe.” If that’s not the gayest car name of all time, it is hard to imagine what is. Well, there are some others. Obviously Oscar Meyer’s Wienermobile is not only audibly hysterical, but dresses for fantasy. […]

Butch vs. Femme

Posted on 13 Sep 2013 at 10:55am

Jaguar F-Type versus Mazda MX-5 Miata: Fashion, looks and style for all pocketbooks   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Jaguar’s E-Type is legendary as a pure and beautiful sports car that was the envy of auto-worshipping men and women during the ‘60s. Since then, Jaguar convertibles have been plush, flush and without enough rush. […]

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 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 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 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 […]