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 […]

CarCorner Review: Super – Hero – Status…2015 Lexus NX 200t


By Cathy Droz – Have you noticed lately that we seem to be inundated with Superheroes? They seem to come from every angle including comics, movies, television – and have you ever been to Comic-Con? They generate millions of dollars for movie producers, toy makers and event planners. More importantly, they give each generation of […]

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 […]

CarCorner Review: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium


Have You Driven A Ford Lately? By Cathy Droz – I Have! I own a 2002 Ford Thunderbird convertible and my latest test drive vehicle was the new 2013 Ford Escape Titanium model. This redesigned, four-wheel-drive, five seat crossover has a turbocharged 2.0 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which satisfied the speed in my blood and […]

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 […]