by zAutos.com on January 19, 2015
THE 2014 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT REVIEW
Full Car Review by Andy: For All of Life’s Adventures
All manner of folks shop at Land Rover: the adventurous, the recipients of overflowing inheritances, the self-made savoir faire men of Main Street, etc. That is Land Rover’s cross-cultural appeal. Its creations succeed in the two most demanding automobile arenas: at the Hilton, and in the hills. → Read More
by zAutos.com on January 17, 2015
THE 2014 MERCEDES BENZ SL550 CONVERTIBLE REVIEW
Full Car Review by Andy: The Heavily Outfitted Toy Car
Americans like their cars much the same as they like their celebrities. “How does it look? Where did it come from? Is it fashionable? How big is its –” well, you know. The bigger the engine, the faster the car, the finer the interior, the better the car.
But if Hollywood has taught the public one thing, however unintentionally, it is to not judge a book by its cover. Living with a celebrity has a way of stripping the glamour, and such is the question with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550. Everyone loves to see it on screen, listen to the exhaust pipes scream, look at the contrast stitching, but is it pleasant? Is it livable? Or should the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 be kept in the → Read More
by zAutos.com on December 8, 2014
THE 2014 LEXUS GS 350 SEDAN REVIEW
Full Car Review by Andy: How to Suck Eggs
“Sure, Lexus makes good cars,” naysayers would say, “if you’re just into luxury,” insinuating that any driver with iron in his blood would opt for a true, undiluted machine from BMW, and that the rest of the world could pretty much suck eggs.
Someone at Lexus, possibly GS Chief Engineer Yoshihiko Kanamori, grew fed up with all the Internet smack talk. And thus, into the world came the 2014 Lexus GS 350, a fleet-footed midsize sedan that sits passengers in the lap of luxury. Updated with a new eight-speed automatic transmission with wheel-mounted shifters, the GS offers what Lexus once lacked: mojo. → Read More
by zAutos.com on December 6, 2014
THE 2014 Mercedes Benz G63 AMG REVIEW
Full Car Review by Andy: If a G63 Drives and There Is No One to See …
Imagine you are a professional automobile critic, and one day, Mercedes-Benz steers a G63 AMG straight into your driveway, full tank and all, hands you the keys and asks for a witty review in a week. You oblige. During your spirited testing, you scratch the paint, dent a wheel, rip off the muffler and break a windshield wiper. Thankfully, insurance covers the costs. You return the five-passenger body-on-frame SUV to Mercedes with apologies, and your wiry retelling of the incident attracts several thousand readers.
But you are not a professional automobile critic, and if you → Read More