2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When an auto manufacturer goes out on a limb and creates something different, the critics often have a field day taking pot shots at it. We checked out the early reviews on the Range Rovers Evoque Convertible, and they were much more positive than we expected. After spending a week…

Read More…

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If some group would give an award to a manufacturer for great design and engineering excellence over the last five years, it should go to Mazda. The entire Mazda lineup has been redesigned and re-engineered with striking designs and the brilliant Skyactiv technology. We think one of the best Mazda…

Read More…

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive

?2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S? Enhanced Muscular looks with Boosted Performance Austin, TX – Since the debut of the Boxster twenty years ago, Porsche is introducing its latest mid-engine iteration with enhanced muscular looks, a boost in power and improved handling attributes.?There will be two models: the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster…

Read More…

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Carlsbad, Calif. ? The 2017 Fiat Spider — it’s like d?j? vu, only better. Growing up in small-town Montana, I was enamored by the sexy Fiat 124. However, as a 15-year-old driver in a family who was in to cars, American cars were what we drove. Plus, the only time we saw…

Read More…

2016 Buick Cascada Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Washington to California ? Several times a year we set aside some time for a road trip. We never seem to lose our love for the open road and a chance to get away for a few days. It?s also a good chance to get to know a car more…

Read More…

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible Test Drive

?2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible? A Two-door, four-seat Open Air Tourer The 2016 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Convertible represent a progression of the first, which is still the only premium convertible in the small car segment. This latest iteration MINI Cooper Convertible is available in three models on our shores. It comes as…

Read More…

2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Test Drive

?2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible? California Special Package Returns Ford chose to once again offer a 5.0-liter V8 to power its iconic 2011 GT model lineup – a motor which had not been available since 1995. It was included in both a Coupe and Convertible model. The 5.0-liter continues with a vengeance, while joining two…

Read More…

2016 Buick Cascada Convertible Test Drive

?2016 Buick Cascada Convertible? The first Buick Ragtop since the Reatta Miami to Key West, FL, – It has been 25 years since Buick offered a convertible model in their lineup. The Buick Reatta convertible was the last, and appeared for only two years (1990 and 1991) ending as a 3.8-liter, 170 horsepower V6-powered, Front-Wheel…

Read More…