Full Review: 2018 Ford Expedition Max Platinum

This year The Ford Motor Company gave us a long awaited, fourth generation Expedition. Continuing the body-on-frame full sized SUV legacy, the all new Expedition shares a frame, 10 speed automatic transmission, and 3.5L ecoboost V6 with the F150 pickup truck. Exclusively in Platinum trim a slight power tweak equates to a plentiful 400 horsepower,... Continue Reading →


Full Review: 2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD!

Kia's public image has evolved greatly over the last 10 years or so. Long gone are the days of inexpensive, might I say even disposable cars from the Korean auto maker. The latest offering from Kia is a Grand Tourer, a rear wheel drive based one at that. My press car this week is a... Continue Reading →

First Look: 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S560!

With the Maybach nameplate approaching 100 years on ultra luxury automobiles the latest iteration offers an increase in technology, styling and efficiency. The current Mercedes-Maybach offerings are essentially an ultra-elongated version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The twin turbo 4.0 Liter V8 is new for this luxo-barge producing more power and efficiency. The V8 variant... Continue Reading →

2018 Infiniti QX30 Premium: Full Review!

The Infiniti QX30 brings a compact crossover into the Infiniti lineup with a myriad of very typical offerings in this segment. It's front wheel drive (or optional all wheel drive), a small turbocharged engine, and seating for five. A starting price of just under $30,000 makes this stylish automobile relatively accessible also. My test car... Continue Reading →

First Look! 2018 Mazda 6 Signature Turbo

Saying all of the words required to describe this Japanese Automobile takes some practice. The trim level just beneath Signature is the Mazda 6 Grand Touring Reserve, I assume as much rehearsal is required as Julie Andrews needed for "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in Mary Poppins. Our first impression is that the Mazda 6 is worthy of the... Continue Reading →

First Look! USSV Rhino GX

It's been the better part of a century since automotive buyers have thought about coachbuilt automobiles, but the folks at U.S. Specialty Vehicles are looking to change that. What better venue to discuss this project than at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance! Their first production model, named the Rhino GX takes a Ford F450... Continue Reading →

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Club: Full Review!

Roadster - Noun An open-top automobile with two seats. I can't believe it has been nearly three years since I first drove a 4th generation Miata, dubbed the ND. That initial drive was around the Washington D.C. Metro area in a 2016 Grand Touring Roadster owned by my good friend Sofyan from Redline Reviews. As... Continue Reading →

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