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
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.
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.
In a world of compact crossovers, the “c” segment sedan and hatchback market is still fairly strong and competitive. The Kia Forte is probably not the first car that comes to mind when you are shopping this segment, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. How does it stack up against the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus and the Mazda3? That’s what we find out in this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.
The latest generation of the Honda Civic is a winner. Ok, the style might not be your thing, but we liked the coupe, the color, well, not so much. So, how good is the new Civic? That’s what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.
In the world of pickup trucks, larger, louder, taller, wider, just more of everything is usually the mantra. However, when you think about how you as a “normal” person, not a contractor, or skilled trades person would use a half ton truck do you really need a “Bro-Dozer” or a “Bro-Truck”?
For day to day living, for the trips to Home Depot/Menards/Lowes/Ikea/etc., this is probably all the truck you will ever need. Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon all try to be “Bro-Truck” Jr. The Ridgeline, it just goes about its day getting things done.
Another day, another crossover to review. There are so many choices in this category, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and many more, it often comes down to brand loyalty and personal preferences. The Mazda CX-5 is a solid choice, it doesn’t do anything poorly, on the other hand, it doesn’t stand out from the crowd either.
What other thoughts did we have? That’s what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.