Category: Driven

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 […]

Square One: 2013 Scion FRS

Much has already been written about the inception of the Scion FRS and there’s no need to beat a dead horse. Yes, it is part Toyota and part Subaru. Yes, Toyota’s marketing department got involved, meaning that it’s sold under the Scion brand in the United States. Yes, […]

Precision: 2014 Porsche Cayman S

These days it’s difficult to tell what cars are actually supposed to do and how to behave.  Thankfully, Porsche is still around to sort everything out.  For 2014, the Cayman was the new addition to the Porsche lineup with totally redesigned styling to bring it in line with […]

Evolved: 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer SE

If you’re looking for a practical and reasonable daily driver, this car has everything you are looking for, plus the on-demand performance of two extra drive wheels.  The 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer tends to lurk in the shadows of its more well-known siblings, the sportier Ralliart and Evolution.  The […]

3 Turned Up to 11: 2013 Mazdaspeed 3

More power: a simple formula to turn an ordinary car into a performance machine. Mazda, with its performance roots, bestows a select few of its models with that special treatment. The results are badged Mazdaspeed. Adding “speed” to the name of a model is a bold move. What […]