CarCorner Review: Two Parents And A Truck – 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL


By Cathy Droz – Little did we realize when raising our three children that we would eventually be called upon to act as “Two Parents and a Truck” moving company.  In the span of five years, my husband and I have moved our collective family 12 times, including four cross country adventures! And I mean […]

CarCorner Review: An Empy Nester Getaway – 2014 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic


By Cathy Droz – When a beautiful ice silver metallic Audi A6 materialized in my driveway on delivery day, the first thing I thought was “Where can I take this that is ‘cool’ enough for such a car?” Lucky for me I already knew the perfect outing…a local Scottsdale resort for a girl’s sleepover/Spa mini-vacation! […]

CarCorner Review: I’m “Fore” The Venza – 2014 Toyota Venza Limited V6 AWD


By Cathy Droz – You can’t pick up a paper or see an ad on TV or the Internet without hearing the buzzword “crossover.” In the simplest of phrasing it “drives like a car with the cargo space of an SUV.” Gone are the days when one has to give up the luxury of a […]

CarCorner Review: 2015 Chrysler 200 – I Rate It A 200 Plus


By Cathy Droz – Who do you know that owns a Chrysler 200? I know of only one person since the car made its debut in October 2010. My daughter Melanie on the other hand, owns a Chrysler 300 and we are all familiar with that model, right? She graduated from college, moved from California […]

CarCorner Review: 2014 SRT Dodge Viper


Taking A Bite Out Of The American Muscle Cars By Cathy Droz – When I hear the word viper I think of a very dangerous snake, and since I live in the deserts of Arizona I stay clear of trails where those poisonous reptiles might appear. Did you know that the venom of the viper […]

CarCorner Review: 2014 Fiat 500L


What, No Panini’s In The Glove Box? By Cathy Droz – You have to love the Fiat vehicle branding, you know, the commercials with beautiful Italian women flirting with nerdy guys in front of a Fiat 500 Abarth,  and the most recent ads with a scene from the days of Paul Revere yelling “the Italians […]

CarCorner Review: 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium


You Can’t See The Forester For The Trees  By Cathy Droz – I owned and drove a station wagon from 1979 to 1982.  It was a Chevy wagon and it held three children under the age of four in car seats that were secured with bungee cords and seat belts. I would visit my parents, […]

CarCorner Review: Volvo XC60 SUV


Has Volvo Gone To The Dogs? By Cathy Droz – We all know that the Volvo is the safest car made, despite Tesla pushing for that title. However, let’s face it, Sweden gave us four things; IKEA, the Volvo, the meatballs sold in IKEA’s café and the Volvo pet cage for the XC60. The Volvo […]

2013 Chevy Suburban LTZ Hits The Road To See Shamu


By Cathy Droz – We are so fortunate here in Arizona, that if we want to get out of the heat, we hop in our car and in five hours we’re in San Diego experiencing cool breezes, crashing waves, great seafood and seeing Shamu the whale for a spritz of sea water.  You can fly over […]

Soul Man…Or Womam…Or Child – 2013 Kia Soul


By Cathy Droz – I really am dating myself when I make reference to the movie and song “Soul Man.” I thought it would be a good play on words until my 30-year-old offspring said, “Who or what is ‘Soul Man?’” Too bad, the minute I drove the 2013 Kia Soul I started singing the song […]