| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:00 PM
If you like the redesigned Audi A3, the trouble may be deciding which version to buy. You could spend all day test-driving the variants of the compact luxury sedan: two turbocharged gasoline models, a diesel, a convertible, even in a plug-in hybrid.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Dozens of promising and intriguing vehicles debuted at the Frankfurt, Germany, auto show in September. One should have been there, but wasn't.
Where is Cadillac's small crossover SUV, its sporty and efficient little competitor for new models like the BMW...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:00 PM
I'm never prepared for beauty. My mind can't retain its details, so the full impact surprises me every time I see a perfect sunset, Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night," or Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca."
The 2014 Porsche Cayman S packs that sort of visual...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Cadillac reaches new heights with the 2014 Cadillac CTS luxury sedan.
The 2014 CTS is the third generation of the sport sedan that began Cadillac's renaissance. It has grown longer and more expensive to compete with midsize luxury sedans like the Audi...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
For Halloween this year, I'm going as a 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD. The new sedan looks fast and powerful, but the sporty costume makes promises its drivetrain can't keep.
The all-wheel drive IS 250 F Sport that I tested had rakish styling and...
| Sep 20, 2013
Edmunds.com, a website popular with car shoppers, is preparing a new home page and layout. I was recently directed to the site as a randomly chosen test subject.
I hated it. Unlike most guinea pigs, though, I have the number for Edmunds' chief of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:35 AM
When Jennifer Williams walked into the Nalley Lexus dealership in Cobb County, Ga., on a recent Tuesday, all she needed was a salesperson to provide her a good deal on her trade-in, the keys to her RX 350 SUV and a happy wave goodbye.
Thanks to the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Buying a car was once a simple affair; all you needed to know was how many cylinders were under the hood. That's no longer true.
With the federal government demanding higher fuel economy from cars and trucks, automakers are deploying an ever-widening...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Despite its commuter-car roots, the 2012 Buick Verano drives and feels more like a luxury car, which makes its starting price all the more attractive.
Parent company GM sunk big cash into developing the smash-hit Chevrolet Cruze, but wringing a Buick...
| Mar 13, 2013
Lincoln MKZ: In the March 9 Business section, a review of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ said that Lincoln sold 213,000 fewer vehicles than "class-leading" Mercedes in 2012. In fact, BMW sold the most luxury passenger vehicles in the U.S. last year, about 200,000...
| Mar 15, 2013
Frank Wildhorn's "Jekyll & Hyde" was never a subtle night of theater — more of a guilty, sexy pleasure, really, with high-wattage, hook-heavy power ballads that might not have had much of a connection to Robert Louis Stevenson's London (oh no),...