HER Certified Auto Review: 2019 Acura ILX


By Cathy Droz – The 2019 Acura ILX has delivered a great deal of design and content changes. In the past, I’ve heard “enthusiasts” say that this ILX is just a Honda Civic on Steroids… Well I’m not sure what’s wrong with that. The changes for 2019 both exterior and interior have made this sedan […]

Women Love Jeeps and Trucks


By Cathy Droz – RAM and Jeep brands both set full-year sales records in 2018. Jeep sales were up 17 percent and RAM sales were up 7 percent. RAM gets an all-new Heavy Duty and the Jeep brand returns to the pick-up truck market with the Gladiator. I was privileged to get a first-hand look […]

Car Or Boat — Lexus Wins: 2017 Lexus GS 350 F Sport


By Cathy Droz – It is no secret that I like the Lexus brand. I actually have a HER Certified studio inside Superstition Springs Lexus in Arizona and I’ve test driven more Lexus products than other makes or models. The Lexus brand, which has been accused of being stagnate, has made some visible changes over […]

Hit of the Party: 2017 Dodge Durango R/T RWD


– By Melanie Droz Shawcroft My oldest son just turned six, and this year marks his final overindulgent, overcrowded and over budget birthday bash. From now on, I will take five friends on an understated adventure. One thing that was definitely not over embellished at the party was the 2017 Dodge Durango we were able to […]

Honesty, Excellence, Respect — Lexus: 2017 Lexus ES300h


By Cathy Droz – In today’s environment and across the various generations, a key to any successful enterprise is delivering on their philosophy and values, regarding their customers’ experience. The following information compares two diverse organizations, but with similar approaches to that experience. There is nothing like test driving a Lexus; I haven’t driven one […]

The “ALTIMAte” CEO & The 2016 Altima 2.5 SL


– By Cathy Droz & Melanie Droz Shawcroft I often wonder when reviewing a vehicle who makes all the decisions other than designers, marketing and engineering? Who is the CEO of the company?  Why were they chosen?  You hear a lot about Mary Barra and former Ford CEO Alan Mulally, but what about some of the other […]

2016 Toyota Avalon: Is It A City Or A Car?


– By Cathy Droz  The name Avalon was not familiar to me until I moved to the West coast and had a chance to visit beautiful Catalina Island. As you arrive into Avalon Harbor, via high-speed passenger boat, you are immediately impressed with the picturesque setting including lush trees and endless mountains. I wanted to know […]

It’s All About The Journey: 2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad Plus AWD


By Melanie Droz Shawcraft – My 4-year-old son graduated from preschool a few weeks ago, and I still cannot believe I now have a kindergartener. He is just beginning his journey; all he really needs to know, he is going to learn in this next year. The 2016 Dodge Journey shares some of the same experience […]

CarCorner Review: The Guy Magnet Car – 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C


By Cathy Droz – We’ve all heard the term “Girl Magnet” right?  It might be in reference to guys who drive their red Corvette or Ferrari at high speeds when passing a group of women… maybe it’s the guy who flashes his bank roll at the bar or talks about his boat in Newport Beach […]