Cars

  • Need for Speed

    One of the hidden truths about writing reviews, be they about cars or movies or architecture, is that the most difficult things to write about...

  • Sitting Pretty

    Not long ago, I wrote that Subaru ''has carved a marketing niche for itself by creating cars that exude the practical and eschew the pretty.''...

  • Mondo Volvo

    Let me take a moment to get something off my chest. I'm tired of silver cars. The color -- actually more of a shade or...

  • Triple Threat

    Toyota made a big splash with the introduction of its new Scion brand, a line of cars built to appeal to younger, first-time car buyers...

  • Big Fun on a Budget

    Some weeks are a car lover's dream -- mainly a week in which the driveway is filled with three or four different makes and models...

  • Staying Power

    When the third-generation Nissan Altima debuted in 2002, it was at the vanguard of the Japanese automaker's aggressive new design stance. Leaving behind the staid...

  • Basic Transportation

    Sure, spending less than $14,000 on a new car is a great deal. But that doesn't mean that $14,000 is a small amount of money....

  • Hot Wheels

    As I roared along I-66, straight men honked and gave me the thumbs up. As I sat in an idle rumble at stoplights, they rolled...

  • Last Call

    The Toyota Celica is a difficult car to love, because it so obviously wants to be loved. I've long maintained a kind of love-hate relationship...

  • Room to Grow

    Driving a Volvo makes me want to procreate. Perhaps it's the womb-like sense of security that envelopes you as you slide behind the wheel, knowing...