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 […]

CarCorner Review: 2013 Lexus ES 350 – Nice Spindle!

By Cathy Droz – It is hard to believe that 20 years ago this month, Barry Bonds signed baseball’s highest single year contract ($4.7 million) and Lexus introduced to the luxury car buying public the ES series of Lexus vehicles. At first the joke was that the ES was just a Camry with some extra […]

CarCorner Review: 2012 FIAT 500 – Winning!

By Cathy Droz – The original FIAT “Nuova 500” was born in l957 in Corso Dante, Italy.  At the time, it was boasting a simple Italian design and affordable price.  Not much has changed for 2012…still stylish and affordable with a starting price of only $15,500. I have chosen to review this vehicle, very much […]

CarCorner Review: 2012 Toyota Scion FR-S

By Cathy Droz and Bill Zervakos – Those who know the auto industry know that Scion is Toyota’s attempt to reach new, younger buyers with what Toyota hopes to be “hip” vehicles. In the beginning, there was the original xB and the xA. The xB was described by unknown numbers of people as the Scion Toaster or Box. The […]

CarCorner Review: 2012 Camaro ZL1 – Lots of show with plenty of go

By Cathy Droz and Bill Zervakos – It was just a few years ago that I talked about how much fun it was for me to see the pony car wars heating up again. I was of course, talking about the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger hitting the streets with plenty of muscle along with nifty […]

CarCorner Review: 2012 Mini Coupe

By Cathy Droz and Bill Zervakos – It goes without saying that the new Mini Coupe makes people do a double take – from its shallow-rake windshield to the integral roof spoiler and wing that deploys from the trunk lid. My guess is the Coupe is going after “driving machine” enthusiasts in a way that the […]

CarCorner Review: 2012 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE

By Cathy Droz and Bill Zervakos – The minivan has certainly evolved over the years, with its functionality improving and with more creative ways to stow seating and increase cargo area. But the one thing that sticks out for me, and apparently a lot of others judging by the number of comments I received, is the […]

CarCorner Review: 2012 Audi TTS 2.0 Quattro Roadster

2012 Audi TTS 2.0 Quattro Roadster

By Cathy Droz and Bill Zervakos – Introduced more than a decade ago, the Audi TT features an intriguing design, and the second-generation 2012 Audi TTS adds some substance to the style, with more power under the hood and sharper handling in the curves. Offered as either a 2+2 coupe or a roadster, the TTS returns […]

CarCorner Review: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO

By Cathy Droz and Bill Zervakos – Chevrolet’s first global midsize sedan and will be sold in countries on six continents. It sports a new design with Camaro rear styling, which I’ll reserve judgment on for the moment, and a nicer interior that offers comfort and space and with a GM estimated 37 highway mpg. […]

CarCorner Review: Nissan Titan CC 4X4 SV

By Cathy Droz and Bill Zervakos – The 2012 Nissan Titan comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL and the off-road oriented PRO-4X. It offers a choice of King or Crew Cabs, but does not offer a regular cab model or an eight-foot bed. A six-foot-seven-inch bed comes standard with the King Cab and a five-foot-seven-inch bed […]