This week, Limited Slip Blog welcomes a new contributor, Danielle A. Limited Slip Blog was founded by three enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Dani fits right in as an enthusiast and she does so with a uniquely female perspective, something the three of us can’t offer. We’ve known her for a some time and come to value her opinion on the vehicles we review. It seems appropriate to us that her opinion and perspective be shared, and we’re happy to give her the platform to do so.
Her first post will come next week, when she reviews the all-new 2014 Kia Cadenza. She’s excited about the opportunity and we’re excited to hear what she has to say about Kia’s first foray into the luxury market. We welcome her to our team! You can check out her bio below, and get to know all of us better on the Staff page.
I have had an interest in cars from quite an early age. I would be riding along with my parents and be able to rattle off the year, make, and model of practically every car we passed by on the road. To some people it was a borderline obsession, but cars fascinated me, and still do. One of my loves as an adolescent was the Mitsubishi Eclipse—specifically the GSX trim level and 1995 to 1999 model years. I always wanted one; if only I had the chance to drive one to get that bug out of my system. Granted, it was not that exciting of a car. The Eclipse GSX was AWD with a 210 hp turbocharged 2.0 L engine. But it was still one of those cars most teenagers wanted at that time.
Over the years, my tastes have changed in regards to what I like as well as what I drive. For the past 6 years I have been a SUV girl (2005 Buick Rainier CXL) but have recently become the proud owner of a Mineral Gray 2013 BMW 328xi. It was quite an adjustment—going from a SUV to a mid-size car, but completely worth it. It does not matter if it is a quick trip to the mall or heading to work, the drive is always fun. Turning up BPM on the radio, putting the windows down, and feeling my hair fly up into the open sunroof is enough to put a huge smile on my face.
A car should not be known as just means of transportation. I believe they all have unique personalities and are a great way to express a person’s style. I plan on evaluating a car’s fundamental elements and features, but with a uniquely female perspective.
Check out Danielle’s first review: the 2014 Kia Cadenza.