by zAutos.com on December 9, 2013
THE 2014 TOYOTA VENZA REVIEW
Full Car Review by Andy: Define: Value
Unquestionable: not able to be questioned or doubted. See, “Toyota value.”
Half wagon, half crossover, the Venza was originally meant to entice fashion-conscious moms. Slung low and streamlined, it rides on gargantuan 19-inch wheels and, dare it be said, looks almost European from the rear three-quarter view. Its handsome looks attract compliments like a glittering diamond engagement ring. Unfortunately, the Venza’s appearance is the only reason it will gain admiration.
Exhibit A: the base engine. A scrawny four-cylinder engine with all the muscle of an accountant → Read More
by zAutos.com on December 8, 2013
THE 2014 AUDI S8 SEDAN REVIEW
Full Car Review by Andy: The Wealth Gap
The 2014 Audi S8 is proof that the wealth gap is alive and kicking.
Senator Bernie Sanders, the longest-serving independent in the U.S. Congress, noted November 3 that the bottom 60 percent of Americans claimed a beggarly 2.3 percent of the country’s entire financial wealth. Ninety-five percent of America’s fresh income from 2009-2012 went straight to the top one percent. To translate: If money were a milkshake, 90 percent of Americans would have to split the cherry. “Tens of millions of Americans are working for horrendously low wages,” Sanders said, and “Wealth and income inequality in the United States is now greater than in any other major country.”
The Audi S8 has → Read More
by zAutos.com on December 7, 2013
THE 2014 MAZDA MIATA REVIEW
Full Car Review by Andy: My Mazda Experience
Three weeks ago, I wrote a private letter to Mazda’s CEO of North American Operations, James O’Sullivan, and begged that on the basis of our shared Irish heritage (mostly on his part), that he lend me a 2014 Mazda Miata.
Three days ago, I threw open my front door to find a gleaming firetruck red hardtop 2014 MX-5 Miata Grand Touring on my front lawn, crushing the daisies. → Read More
by zAutos.com on December 1, 2013
THE 2014 AUDI TTS CONVERTIBLE REVIEW
Full Review by Andy: Not All About the Race
Everything is not a race. For some things, such as milkshakes, bicycle rides, and you-know-what, the longer, the better. Smell the roses, right? And so it is with the 2014 Audi TTS Roadster. Unlike its track-focused competitors, the Porsche Boxster and the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350, the TTS moderates its athleticism with leisure.
The Audi TTS Roadster is a crisp, masculine convertible spilling over with poise, prestige, and enough ductile leather to clothe a horde → Read More