Entries Tagged ‘automobiles’

Chicago Auto Show – Audi Allroad

Well, it’s a sad thing that the A4 Avant is leaving the U.S., but at least Audi is bringing back the Allroad. The last Allroad was based on the A6 and disappeared when the Q7 was released. The new Allroad based on the A4 and rides on the Q5 platform, giving it about 1.5″ higher […]

Jezza’s Review of the BMW X1: Rubbish

Not the review, the car. According to Clarkson. As always, reading one of his reviews is infinitely more entertaining than having somebody tell you about it, so go here and enjoy: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/jeremy_clarkson/article7105825.ece

Even People with Smart ForTwos Need to Lug Stuff

This morning after dropping off my dry cleaning, I noticed this Smart ForTwo in the parking lot with a bike rack on the back, and I couldn’t help but wondering if the bike was bigger than the car and if, when mounted, the whole car would tip over just like Fred Flintstone’s when he got […]

Caddy’s Green Converj Gets Green Light, But Maybe No Green

If you’ve visited an auto show recently where the Converj was on display, you were probably at least a little bit wowed by its styling, even if it’s not a car you’d want to drive yourself. Done up as a concept and unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the Converj is GM’s way […]

Depression, Schmepression: Alfa Sells Out 8C in U.S.

While plenty of people are panicking about the tumbling stock market and general financial / economic situation here and abroad, Alfa Romeo is not one of those people. Maserati dealers in the U.S. have begun taking orders for Alfa’s ridiculously hot 8C Competizione. And have stopped taking orders, since they’re all already spoken for. Damn. […]

Lamborghini ‘Estoque’ Four-Door Shown in Full

While the rumored name has changed from ‘Urus’ to ‘Estoque’, this Lamborghini sedan concept has only gotten more exciting. Thanks to some French car website, we now have full-on shots of the car. It looks better from some angles than others, but like most Lamborghinis, I imagine to see one on the street will be […]

Automotive Teasing, European Style

It’s bad enough being in Chicago, where the annual Auto Show is little more than a pre-sales experience. But to know that the Paris Motor Show is just around the corner, and that it’ll be host to these three cars, which are infinitely cooler than anything shown off here this past year, is just tragic. […]

2011 Chevy Cruze Isn’t Hideous

Here are a few pix of the 2011 Chevy Cruze. Visually, I don’t really like the silly split-grille design aped from the current Malibu, nor do I appreciate the chromed bar on the back. The Chevy logo is too big, and for heaven’s sake why on earth is it gold?! Those elements aside, the Cruze […]

Citroen C6 Office: Another Cool Euro Sedan We Can’t Have :(

Aaaah, Citro├źn. I’ve been fascinated by the French icons ever since first seeing them during a family trip to France in the late ’70s. Of course the 2CV was ubiquitous, but it was, at the time, the CX Pallas that really intrigued me, with its slanted rear wheel cover and dreamy hydropneumatic suspension. There was […]

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport…Cuz the Original Was Too Pedestrian

If you’re like us, you’ve been sitting around on your 150-foot megayacht sipping mai tais and silently cursing the fact that your Bugatti Veyron is just too…commonplace. I mean, you can’t go two years without seeing another one on the street, am I right?! And if you’re like us, you then wake up from this […]