Two months after we climbed out of the 2013 Ford Fusion we found ourselves climbing into the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. This presented a conflict. Lincoln has been owned by Ford since 1922, that isn’t the problem. In a time when the Ford was making the most popular cars, […]
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Standing on the roof of a parking garage in an icy wind is not a pleasant way to start your day. In the cold, looking over the Ford Fiesta ST and Subaru BRZ makes us question why we thought this was a good idea. On the surface, these […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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 […]
There are a few cars that every enthusiast remembers in a rather special way. Your first car, for example, is unforgettable. But you also remember the car driven by the person that inspired your enthusiasm. I’ve wanted to drive the Nissan 370Z for a long time just for […]
Parked side-by-side for the first time, we began to get a feeling for what we were in for. BMW has been building the 3 Series sport sedan for nearly 40 years, and for nearly 40 years it has been the best. Challengers came with high hopes and left […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]