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 [...]

Drive! 2014: Our ability to accessorize

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 6:00am

Customizing a factory automobile can turn your car into your personal playground CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer As Clairee so smartly informed us, what sets mankind apart from the beasts is our ability to accessorize. It’s also one of the toughest tricks for any queen to learn. An Armani suit is suave, but only if [...]

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 [...]