Butch vs. Femme

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 at 11:00pm

Two Chryslers go head-to-head with vastly different profiles. Is your magic number 200 (the Sebring relaunch) or 300? CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com There are two sizes of four-door Chrysler civility: You can steer an unrecognizably face-lifted version of the Chrysler Sebring (now sold as the 200), or go full-HEMI and get the badass [...]

Kia’s Soul force

Posted on 31 May 2012 at 6:45pm

With hip-hop styling and a low MSRP, the you don’t have to save for a Soul CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer Legend has it the offspring of a Kia manager gave a class of vehicles that are not quite crossovers, but too big to be stations wagons, the term “toaster.” Scion’s xB was the first, [...]

Raptor rapture

Posted on 05 Apr 2012 at 6:33pm

What Hyundai’s Veloster lacks in power it makes up for in stylish economy CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Hyundai is making a pretty good feast of devouring competitors to the stylish new Accent sub-compact, award-winning Elantra compact, Tucson crossover and Sonata mid-size sedan. While none of those cars are the most powerful or fastest [...]

AUTO: Seek and you shall find

Posted on 16 Feb 2012 at 5:00pm

Nissan’s modern-family-friendly Quest: Finally a minivan that’s (almost) cool CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Whenever my partner and I watch Modern Family, we see too much of ourselves in Mitchell and Cam’s relationship. We debate which of us most resembles the characters — my partner would be the one to present our baby as [...]

Regal bearing

Posted on 02 Feb 2012 at 5:00pm

Buick’s sassy GS is ‘Regal’ enough for speed queens, styled for a princess CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Who knows what “GS” really stands for in the Buick lexicon? An educated guess would be “Grand Sport,” but I’m voting for “Goes Sonic.” Of course, it’s all relative: A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is only so [...]

Butch vs. Femme

Posted on 12 Jan 2012 at 5:00pm

How fit does your ride need to be? We compare the elegant efficiency of the Toyota Prius V with the ballsy bravado of the Subaru Impreza CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer There are two ways to achieve fitness: Either become a gym queen and work your sweet little ass off on the stair climber, or [...]

Bargain beauties

Posted on 21 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

In a tight economy, previously owned cars can be a godsend to your bank account. Here are great deals on late-model winners CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com I get it: The economy stinks. We all feel pain at the pump and wonder how we’re going to pay all of the bills. But we still [...]

Showing its Range

Posted on 08 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

Rover’s Sport edition adds maneuverability to its already legendary luxuriousness CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com Driving the Land Rover Range Rover puts you among the queens of all hair heights, but the big gal’s size can make you wince at the idea of hustling her through curves and tight city streets. The SUV’s off-road [...]

Papa bears

Posted on 24 Nov 2011 at 5:06pm

Gays love a big softie — tough but tender. These kick-ass cars have muscles over gentle souls CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com In one of my favorite movies, Latter Days, the character Christian describes getting hypothermia and being rescued by a big warm guy holding him naked in a sleeping bag. He felt loved, [...]

Crossing its T

Posted on 06 Oct 2011 at 9:23pm

Hyundai’s potent Sonata 2.0T ups the ante for an already attractive ride CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com All of the great marques have special models with special letters. Adding an “M” to the back of a BMW changes an accomplished touring machine into an all-out performer. Hanging “AMG” on the trunk of a Benz [...]