All photos by Howard Walker.

Weekend Wheels: Kia's new gold-standard Seltos sport-ute

Unless you’ve been living in a yurt in the Gobi Desert for the past two years, you’ll know that when it comes to mid-size SUVs, the Kia Telluride rocks.  This thing has scooped more gongs than Garth Brooks at the CMAs, more MVP awards than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the NBA.  The tally includes Motor Trend […]

BMW's M235i xDrive Gran Coupe delivers the fun

Now this is a first. Let’s take a play-in-the-mud sport utility and turn it into a sports sedan.  Give me that again? In its seemingly neverending quest to fill every niche in the automotive marketplace — well, perhaps not the pickup and minivan markets — BMW has given us the cute, but somewhat confusing, 2-Series […]

Weekend Wheels: Mazda’s CX-30 is a little bundle of joy

Looking for a pint-sized SUV that’s more fun than a day at Disney and more grin-inducing than The Incredible Hulk ride at Universal? Look no further than Mazda’s feisty CX-30. This $30,000 bundle of rolling joy stands out from the typical box-on-wheels compact SUV with its one major attribute: The thing is a joy to drive. […]

All photos courtesy Michael Saunders & Company.

A Condo for Your Corvette? WheelBase in Lakewood Ranch is a haven for auto aficionados

Think of it as a Four Seasons for your Ferrari, a Mandarin Oriental for your Maserati. Tucked away behind steely security gates and watched over by hi-def cameras, WheelBase Premium Garage Condos on the outskirts of Sarasota is perfect for protecting your Porsche or cosseting your Corvette.  This brand-new luxury car condo complex is a collection […]

Chevy's New Corvette is one amazing supercar

If you’re a lover of adrenaline-pumping, finger-tingling, punch-in-the-solar-plexus supercars, I have two little words for you: New Corvette.  Just feast your eyes on the thing. There’s more visual drama here than RuPaul and Gaga combined. More air-gulping intakes than an F-22 Raptor. More ripped muscle than Sly in his prime. Just standing still it looks […]

Jaguar's new-look F-Type sharpens its claws

OK, so let’s get the kitty-cat puns out of the way before we drive.  Yes, Jaguar’s newest-generation F-Type Convertible could well be the purr-fect sports car with its fur-midable performance and paws-itively awesome handling. Certainly a drop-top two-seater that’s up to scratch. Just how fast is it? Let’s say it can claw its way to […]

Toyota's 2020 Highlander checks all the boxes

Choice is a good thing, right? Cheeses in the Publix deli. Pizza toppings at Domino’s. And don’t even think about clicking onto Amazon.com. In an investigation of the subject, the New York Times described it as “The Paralyzing Problem of Too Many Choices.” They determined that a multitude of options was not cool for your […]

Cadillac's 2020 CT5-V is one Detroit dynamo

Performance sedan lovers still get a frisson of excitement, a rush of endorphins, at the mere mention of Cadillac’s fire-breathing CTS-V rocketship. Here was a thundering, tire-frying, heart-palpitating projectile packing a mighty 640-hp supercharged V8 so full of fury it needed a government health warning. Alas, the last CTS-V rolled off the production line a […]

Weekend Wheels: Fun in the sun in Mazda's too-cute MX-5

It’s the Labor Day weekend. Yay. In some parts of this great nation, it marks the official end of summer. A time to ponder the long, cold, frosty winter ahead. A time to order that Starbucks pumpkin spice latte.  For us Floridians, maybe not so fast.  With my local AccuWeather crystal ball gazer calling for […]

Photos by Howard Walker.

Don't tell BMW's new X6 it's not a sports car

Boy, I’ve tried to love it. Tried to see the beauty in its hunchback design. Tried to see the appeal of an SUV that really wants you to think it’s a sports coupe. Yet each and every time I take in the slope-roofed lines of BMW’s X6, I ask myself the same burning question: Who […]