Nissan Frontier, an Adventure Vehicle

The Nissan Frontier with the Midnight option

The Nissan Frontier is an established and proven platform that is basically unchanged in the last dozen years. To some that may not be a good thing, but for those looking for a dependable and off road capable small pickup it adds confidence The Frontier is available as basic work truck platform with the S model that comes with an … Read More

Miata MX 5, an Enthusiast Car!

2018 Mazda Miata

2018 Mazda Miata MX 5 If I had my choice of a new Corvette or the Miata MX 5 I would be hard pressed to decide but lean to the Miata. It is just so much fun to drive! The Miata is unchanged since it’s update a couple of years ago, and for driving enthusiasts that is a good thing. … Read More

2018 KIA Niro PHEV, a Welcome Surprise

2018 KIA Niro PHEV

2018 Kia Niro Plug In Hybrid The new Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium was more than I expected! It offered a better ride, better handling and better fuel economy than my mental image of a KIA. By the end if my week long test drive the KIA Niro was firmly on my list of cars I would like to add … Read More

Mitsubishi Outlander 3 Row Mid-size CUV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Mitsubishi is trying to make a comeback in North America after years of languid sales and diminishing dealer network. The Outlander GT is a less than stunning effort to reclaim market share. As one of the few Mid-size SUV models to offer 3 rows of seats as standard equipment it does have a bit of appeal. … Read More

Lexus ES 300h Mid-size Luxury

Bold Grill of ES 300h

Few car makers live up to their image as consistently as Lexus and they continue to maintain their high standard with the 2018 ES 300h. Unchanged from last year the ES 300h remains one of the quietest, smoothest riding and most comfortable mid-size sedans on the market. Our ES 300h test car was the Hybrid, as designated by the h … Read More

2018 Toyota C-HR, Safe and Dependable at the Right Price

keyless start button

2018 Toyota C-HR Toyota’s new entry into the sub-compact CUV market, the C-HR, is aimed at the price conscious young tech savvy segment. Those wanting all the latest in safety technology can find it on the C-HR without having to buy luxury packages that add to the bottom line and drive payments beyond the reach of beginning families or fixed … Read More

2018 Toyota Camry, America’s Most Popular Sedan

Camrys comng and going

2018 Toyota Camry, America’s Most Popular Sedan The Toyota Camry has long been America’s best selling sedan and for 2018 Toyota released a full redesign from chassis up to keep their bread and butter four door at the top of the sales charts. There is no single reason for the Camry success. It is not the sportiest, nor the most … Read More

Lexus LX 570, Luxury from Hunting Ranch to Opera House

LX 570 driving in sand

Utility vehicles have become the fastest growing segment of the auto industry expanding from a niche market to an all encompassing trend. From tiny sub-compact utilities through the compact, mid and full-sized models every auto maker is flooding their lines with SUV’s. Nowhere is the influence of this modern trend seen more clearly than in the high end luxury models … Read More

Volkswagen Car Show and Swap Meet March 3, 2018

Volkswagen Car Show

Attention Volkswagen Enthusiasts der Luftkühlers Volkswagen Car Show and Swap Meet – Volkswagen This Saturday. Sponsored by: KARPARTS Location: Volkswagon meetup at Karparts on Greens Road. 2646 Greens Road, Houston, TX 10AM to 3PM FREE No entry fee for cars or spectators Complimentary Hot Dogs

Something for Everyone, DFW Auto Show

New RAM Lone Star Sport

Whether you sip champagne for breakfast or are managing on a beer budget there was a transportation answer at the DFW Auto Show. Under the roof of the Kay Baily Hutchinson Convention center three hundred and fifty thousand dollar Bentleys rubbed elbows with sixteen thousand dollar KIA’s. No matter which end of the price spectrum you fit the theme seemed … Read More