In June of 2017 we went down to the Atlanta area to check out the Rugged Ridge/Omix-ADA Jeep collection plus drive some of their current Jeeps, and we wrote about it for Hooniverse.com http://hooniverse.com/2017/06/16/a-return-to-rugged-ridge This time we get to spend a week with it and see what’s it’s like to live with.
There is no question that wagons are better than crossovers and suvs even if the market doesn’t agree. Wagons get better fuel economy, have a lower cost to run and are far more space efficient. This time on Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive we take a look at one of the best wagons on the market today, the Volkswagen Alltrack
Toyota has completely redesigned the franchise, the 2018 Toyota Camry, and we had the chance to go to Portland, Oregon to check it out. It’s available in four-cylinder, V6, and hybrid configurations. The big question is, is the Camry no competitive in the family four-door segment? That’s what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.
We head up to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the annual Spring Rally for the Midwest Automotive Media Association. The weather as typical for the Spring was very wet in the morning and then dried out throughout the day.
You don’t get to do a full lap at speed, rather you exit at pit out and then re-enter at pit in, however, with four miles of racetrack you can still have some fun. Here is the playlist of some of the vehicles we drove on track.
We love it when Audi’s come in for review, almost always we don’t want to see them leave when their week is done. With the latest A4 from Audi, something funny happened. When compared to it’s competition of Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, Jaguar XF, and Lexus IS, it becomes a value equation!
So, just how good is the latest Audi A4? that is what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.
B-Segment Crossovers are the latest hot segment in the automotive market. Why? That’s a great question, and we don’t have an answer for it, because we find the entire equation of B-Segment Crossovers (a) compromised and (b) just plain dumb.
That said, Mazda’s entry into the segment is the CX-3, is it any good? Are you better served in a different style of vehicle? That is what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.
It was September of 2015 when we first drove the then Scion iM, and in general, we liked it as it was the European version of the Toyota Corolla. Now that the Scion brand has been sunset Toyota has brought this model over to bolster the Corolla lineup.
Is the Toyota Corolla iM still as good as we remember? How does it stack up to the likes of the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, VW Golf, and Chevy Cruze? That’s what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.
When we went to the launch of the latest generation Prius in November of 2015 we were shocked at just how good the car was. In the past it was a car that we genuinely hated! This review, shot in May of 2016, has us driving the car for a week, and on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive, we find out if we still have the same high opinion.
It’s no secret that most Chevrolet vehicles are dismissed out of hand because of the reputation they have earned over the last 40 years. That’s not totally unfair. However, in the last six to eight years, Chevrolet has been turning out some very solid cars, and this Malibu is one of them. In fact, we think it’s the best four-door family sedan Chevy has produced in the last 40 years.