The Brief Model Run of the Saturn Sky

The Saturn brand is no more, officially shut down in 2010m ending its 25-year history. Originally a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors, the company was later absorbed by GM and managed with its other car brands. Several models defined Saturn including the original S-Series compact line and its VUE crossover. … Read more

Drop-Top Delight: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Heavy pollen and spring rains are in abundance in my area at this time of the year, which makes it difficult, if not downright challenging to evaluate any drop-top model. But the Mazda MX-5 Miata is one vehicle I do not see all that often, therefore when an opportunity to … Read more

All-New BMW Z4 at Pebble Beach

2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition wows Pebble Beach. Finally! One of the more anticipated models not named the Toyota Supra made its debut on Thursday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance reviewing stand during Monterey Car Week. That would be none other than the 2019 BMW Z4, which is … Read more

Ensnared: Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

The 124 Spider in Abarth guise. Small car manufacturer Fiat is struggling in a market where consumers want their big vehicles. Since its return to the US in 2011, sales peaked in 2014, but have fallen steadily through the ensuing years. Some consumers, though, would do well to reconsider smaller … Read more

On the Road With a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Once again, Mazda supplies a model for a competitor. Fiat has struggled mightily ever since returning to the US in 2011. A large part of that blame has to do with product mix. Indeed, timing is everything in this market and that’s one reason why small car models such as … Read more

New Arrival: Fiat 124 Spider

All-new roadster adds pizzazz to the Fiat brand. Fiat’s reintroduction to the US market has been met with a tepid reception. Five years after its return, the Italian marque is struggling, as brand sales are down 18.6 percent through May 2016. Two of Fiat’s three models are presenting a tremendous … Read more

Miata and Me: Not Quite a Love Story

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Her name is “Miata” and she isn’t just another pretty face. There are few cars that this driver eagerly awaits as he knows sooner or later he’ll get to drive each and every one sent his way. But the Mazda MX-5 Miata is something else — a long-admired, but often … Read more

Fiata: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Debuts

A spider of another kind. No doubt, Fiat’s North American product line is lacking a signature model, especially one that could elevate this Italian brand’s position in the market. The 500 and 500L have fallen far short of expectations, while the 500X is showing much promise. Still, aside from a few … Read more

GLM ZZ Picks Up Where the Tesla Roadster Left Off

The GLM ZZ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. Tesla Motors got its start with the Tesla Roadster, an evocative machine produced from 2008 to 2012. Just 2,600 copies of that luscious all-electric two-seater was built, a model based on the Lotus Elise platform, but with little else … Read more

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing and Production Set

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Anticipation is growing as Mazda announces both the launch edition and prices for the MX-5 Miata’s trim levels. The first models are expected to arrive late summer with regular shipments commencing by autumn. Mazda Motors may be one of the smaller car manufacturers with a presence in the US market, … Read more

Sparkling New Mazda Miata Debuts

World debut for an iconic roadster. Mazda holds a special place in the hearts and minds of certain car owners and it is for that reason it still manages to attract a decent following, largely on the strength of three models: the Mazda6 sedan, the CX-5 crossover and its best-selling … Read more