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LSB Chris

Drives a manual, despises cupholders, enjoys spirited driving.
Founder, Editor, and photographer of Limited Slip Blog.
www.limitedslipblog.com

Fiesta on Fire: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta is a brilliant little car. It’s the ideal mass market subcompact; well built, efficient, and enjoyable to drive. For an enthusiast, though, the Fiesta doesn’t stand out from the crowd. The hot hatchback market is full of cars that are more exciting to look at […]

Just Right: 2014 Lexus IS350

Nearly a year has passed since Lexus pulled the cover off the 2014 IS. We were initially disconcerted by the enormity of the spindle grille, especially on the F Sport models. Time, and perhaps Lexus’ proliferation of the design, has moved us closer to acceptance. Beyond the Lexus’ […]

Turbo, Charged: 2014 Porsche Panamera

Street, track. Luxury, sport, Plug-in hybrid, twin-turbo V8. These are the contradictions that Porsche wanted us to experience in the new 2014 Panamera.  The car itself seems contradictory; an executive sedan that offers immense luxury, yet is capable of 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.  Porsche was so confident in […]

The Euro Option: 2013 VW Passat TDI SE

Something amazing is happening in America. Both the take rates for manual transmissions and diesel powertrains are on the rise. Similarly, the sales of manual-equipped diesel-powered vehicles is also on the rise. We at Limited Slip Blog refer to that combo as “the Euro option” since this powertrain combination […]

First Drive: BMW 428i xDrive

Four. It’s a new number for BMW. Back when I first drove the new BMW 328i, the questions was: “Is it a still a proper 3 Series?” Earlier this week, our friends at Capital Cities BMW called and said they had gotten their first 4 Series. Sitting in the […]

Gold Coast Concours 2013

Each year, we attend the Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock.  Some readers might remember that we brought the Mini Cooper S Roadster to the show last year.  This year, we brought a pair of BMW 3 Series to the show. It’s really two car shows in one; large enough to […]