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 [...]

EurAsian excellence

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:14pm

Korean-born but European-bred, Kia’s Optima EX has luxury and speed at a bargain price CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer crwauto@aol.com ………………………. ’11 OPTIMA EX Kia. 200 horsepower, 2.4 liter Inline-4 24/34-MPG city/hwy. As-tested price: $27,440 ………………………. The low point of Kia design was not the Sephia or Spectra — it was the Amati, which looked [...]

DRIVER’S SEAT: TRACY HAYES — NO BITCH SEAT REQUIRED

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:14pm

Name: Tracy Hayes Occupation: Account manager for a logistics company What do you do for fun? Motorcycles — especially with the Twisted Sisters — live music and cooking. How might the community know you? I’ve been around since The Landing and when pb&j’s were 50 cents at the Bell Pepper. What kind of bike do you [...]