Secondhand Saint: Volvo S60/V70R (2003-2007)

Volvo S60R (Euro model)

The first car I drove with my license was a Volvo S60 sedan, so I’ve always had a huge soft spot for it.  The R was the ultimate version of the previous-gen S60.  While it was supposed to be an M3 competitor, it was more of a fast luxury sedan than anything else.  However, it is by no means a bad car to have. Continue reading Secondhand Saint: Volvo S60/V70R (2003-2007)


Main Street In Motion, a great experience for anyone to try

Corvettes at Main Street In Motion

Main Street in Motion is a free promotional event put on by GM where anyone can come test drive their cars and some of their competition on a closed course. It is a bit of an automotive traveling circus that travels to cities all over the country. As I said it is completely free, even the refreshments, so all you have to do is sign up online and go to the event to take part. Al and I went to their recent event in Philly, here is what I have to say about it.    Continue reading Main Street In Motion, a great experience for anyone to try

Buying an Ex-Cop Car

Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptor

Most people aren’t big fans of the police.  In a previous article, I declared that I’m not a member of this group.  I respect the police, I leave them alone, and they tend to leave me alone (save for the times I’ve been pulled over).  A lot of people are aware that police cars usually have factory modifications to handle the rigors of police work.  Some of the mods include more powerful engines, firmer suspension, better brakes, a more durable interior, and disconnected rear switchgear (windows, locks, etc).  However, those looking to buy a de-commissioned patrol vehicle should definitely watch out. Continue reading Buying an Ex-Cop Car

Test Driven: Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt, savior of AMERICA!!!!

This is one I have been waiting to do for a while now, the much hyped Volt from Chevy. I knew of course that the Volt was a new sort of hybrid car and I knew that its design was far superior to that of other hybrids already on sale, like the Prius. However, the way it drove surprised the hell out of me. What I expected was a mushy, slow econobox, what I got was totally different.   Continue reading Test Driven: Chevrolet Volt

Secondhand Saint: Audi RS6

Modified RS6 at an event

This thing is a bruiser, 450hp from a twin turbocharged 4.2L V8 in a standard German luxury sedan with all the bells and whistles. I’ve seen tested 0-60 as low as about 4.3seconds. When the RS6 came out it raised the bar of what a European performance sedan could be with 50 more ponies than the BMW M5 and around 100 more than the Mercedes E55 at the time, and it put that power down tremendously because of its Quattro all wheel drive system. Audi shook things up with the RS6 to be sure.    Continue reading Secondhand Saint: Audi RS6

Pagani, Above The Supercar Standard

Pagani Zonda S. other than 4 wheels this car shares nothing with the common cars you see everyday. Just look at those Gatling Gun exhausts and those wing mirrors. mmmmmmm

The purpose of a car is to serve as a form of transportation that can take people and their things hundreds of miles with ease. As a basic rule, the average person needs such transportation to be practical, affordable, and useful in all of their daily personal functions. So what happens when a car is none of these things? What happens when a car becomes more than a bunch of nuts and bolts and is liberated from the chains of mundane reality by the vision of a single man whose passion knows no boundaries? The answer is that the car itself becomes the focus rather than the destination of travel. When not governed by real world concerns a car is free to become a living, breathing work of art, more something to be experienced than a tool to be used. It ventures into the realm of the extraordinary in a world so held down by the lame nature of the masses. Continue reading Pagani, Above The Supercar Standard

Secondhand Saint: S13 Nissan 240SX

When most people hear "Nissan 240SX" they think of this

The Nissan 240SX is famous for its appeal to the drifting crowd, just figured I would acknowledge the elephant in the room from the get go. It holds this fame because it is pretty much the ideal entry-level drift machine for many reasons which will be addressed later, but what makes the 240 great for the drifters also makes it great for other enthusiasts as well.    Continue reading Secondhand Saint: S13 Nissan 240SX

Compact Cars: Has America turned the corner?

Chevrolet Cruze LTZ. Meet the top of the line version of America’s best selling car in June 2011.

Gas prices.  Armageddon.  Peak oil.  We all hear about it in the newspapers, on the Internet, and on the radio.  And America has been addicted to cheap oil and sizeable cars for as long as the automobile has been around.  However, thanks to recent events across the globe, that’s about to change. Continue reading Compact Cars: Has America turned the corner?

A RWD Cadillac flagship? Sounds great, but here’s a few suggestions.

Cadillac Sixteen concept car. Note the number of details Cadillac could use for a flagship here.

I’ve been a fan of Cadillac since I was a little kid.  When I was just eight years old, we pulled up in the driveway of my grandparents’ house in Boca Raton, and my grandpa said, “Albert, I have something to show you.”  He opened the garage door, and there sat a brand-new 1998 Cadillac Deville D’Elegance, in Gold Firemist, with the Northstar V8.  I thought it was beautiful (and this was still before I knew how much better the German cars really were), and I still remember it.  Though it certainly wasn’t the best car in the world in hindsight, it started my love affair with the wraith and crest. Continue reading A RWD Cadillac flagship? Sounds great, but here’s a few suggestions.

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