Tag: Hot

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 […]

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 […]

An American Band: Chevrolet Camaro

“You’re going to get some eyes with this one.”  As the delivery driver handed me the keys to a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hot Wheels Special Edition, it sounded more like an omen than a passing comment.  It turns out he was very right.  The Hot Wheels Special […]

Living on the Edge: 2013 Kia Rio 5 SX

We enjoy hatchbacks for their good looks and real-world practicality. We’re especially fond of hot hatches with their added power and driver involvement. This Spring we’ve driven a wide variety of hatchbacks, from the Kia’s hot hatch cousin, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, to the efficient and stylish Lexus […]

Turbo Torpedo: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

I must start with an admission. I have been fairly outspoken about my dislike for matte paint calling it dull, unimpressive, and generally useless to the general public. While matte paint might not be the best option for every driver, the matte gray paint on our tester turned out to […]

Chevrolet comes to Albany

As you read this, we’re on our way to the 2013 New York International Auto Show. We warmed up for the trip by spending some time at our local car show, the Albany Auto Show. There was added incentive to attend this year; General Motors was bringing a […]