by car review editor on May 18, 2013
THE 2013 INFINITI QX56 REVIEW
Full Review by Andy: It’s All About Perspective
To describe the Infiniti QX56 simply, it is a full-size luxury SUV with commendable performance and a treasure trove of standard and optional features to fit any buyer in the segment. Describing the QX56 in more detail puts the QX56 in a whole new light, and a case can easily be made for or against the Infiniti QX56. Considering that it has few competitors, however, it may be best to weigh comments more heavily in its favor.
Actually, the SUV is exceptional in terms of performance. The standard powertrain is a 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 connected to a → Read More
by car review editor on May 17, 2013
THE 2013 SUBARU TRIBECA REVIEW
Full Review by Andy: Lessons Learned
Why, I wonder, have I been assigned to write about the 2013 Subaru Tribeca?
The ostensible purpose of a car review is to provide customers with relevant information, pertinent opinions, and the occasional dose of silliness. Opinion and silliness I have in spades; information I can tolerate. What I lack are customers.
In 2012, Subaru sold 2,075 Tribecas, which makes the Tribeca a horrendous flop. Maserati sold more vehicles → Read More
by car review editor on May 16, 2013
THE 2013 NISSAN FRONTIER REVIEW
Full Review by Andy: Are Small Pickups Worth The Buy?
“There’s no point buying a compact pickup truck anymore.”
This is where I usually enter, sleek feathers all puffed up, and brag that I have never uttered something so stupidly short-sighted. But…no. The death of the compact pickup truck, I would say, is common knowledge. In reality, if I had a dollar for every time I have parroted similar things, I would be slurping a 1942 scotch and firing my personal chef because the crab puffs are too warm.
Someone must have forgotten to send Nissan the memo. Not only does the Frontier soldier onwards, but it does so with → Read More
by car review editor on May 15, 2013
THE 2013 TESLA MODEL S REVIEW
Full Review by Andy: Modeling the Future
The future in all its beaming optimism, it has been said, is the Tesla Model S. Its ravishing body has more Maserati in it than a Maserati proper. As fast as a Detroit muscle car and as comfortable as a German luxury sedan, the Model S, like the Model T, represents a new epoch of automobile development.
Green, the Model S is. Not literally, of course. Most are black or red or silver. Previously, going green meant planting an orchard, building an adobe house, and otherwise giving Thomas Edison the finger. Now, such quaint notions are replaced by a sedan that glugs no gasoline; its taste buds prefer electricity from a 7,000-cell lithium-ion → Read More