Cars

  • The Cute Patrol

    Given the continuing backlash on gas-guzzling SUVs and the ever-growing pain at the pump, ''cute utes'' -- the smaller sport utility vehicles that offer expanded...

  • Gears

    Mitsubishi strikes me as a bit of an odd car company, with some exceptionally strong entries for both performance (the go-go Lancer) and style (the...

  • No Tops Allowed

    The sun shines brightly in the blue sky, the air has warmed and the trees are once more green. Now is not the time to...

  • Gaydar Detector

    We have our gay music, gay design, gay movies and gay clothing -- all suitably fabulous, of course. We have gay houses, gay neighborhoods and...

  • Gears

    As a younger, more inexperienced man, I often dismissed Volkswagens as a collection of odd bugs and rabbits, with a hippie van tossed in for...

  • Mini Car, Maxi Fun

    Few driving experiences are as distinctive as being behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper. Much vaunted for its ''go kart'' feel, the Mini encourages...

  • What IS Is

    When it comes to the Lexus line-up of sedans, the best things tend to arrive in the largest -- and smallest -- packages. And while...

  • Turbocharged Practicality

    What are the words that describe a Subaru? Useful. Utilitarian. Practical. There's a theme, you see. That's not to say the 2008 Subaru Outback is...

  • Lexus LS 460L

    Am I really this stupid? I readied myself for my fifth attempt at using the Lexus LS 460's advanced parking guidance system. I'm the sort...

  • We Are Everywhere

    Is there anything more ubiquitous on American highways than the twin titans of Japanese sedans, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry? It's hard to imagine...