An Unexpected Nice Surprise

BMW M440i Convertible (2021)

No need to go into detail on the polarizing front that BMW is putting on its new cars today. You either love it or hate it. Mind you, I am an old school BMW fan, with a soft spot for the E46 M3 which to many, is the zenith of quintessential BMW design. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the front of the new M440i, in a couple of years, we will all be used to it. Moving on! Frankly, what a lot of people don’t realize, that what really matters, is how the M440i drives and makes the driver feel doing it. My answer? This car has been one of the biggest surprises of the year for me. Read more

Gets Better and Better

Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy (2021)

With every model refresh, the Santa Fe not only becomes more upscale and also better looking. Hyundai has made huge strides in design and execution of each model and the refreshed Santa Fe is no exception. The Calligraphy is the highest trim level offered in the Hyundai SUV family, featuring a contemporary design, modern and usable technology, at a price point that’s less than the Japanese or European counterparts. The Santa Fe is positioned just below the full sized, three row Palisade. Read more

A Three-Row Luxury SUV That Appeals to Younger Buyers

Cadillac XT6 AWD (2021)

Cadillac. Mention this single word and for many, it means high-end styling and luxury. For others, typically a younger segment, it really doesn’t say much other than maybe my mom or dad drove one. That’s what GM is trying to change by offering more exciting, stylized and well-equipped SUV’s and sedans. The XT6 is Cadillac’s full sized three-row SUV offering that is smaller than the Escalade. Read more

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Mini Cooper S Convertible (2021)

So, I am going to admit to something that isn’t very popular in today’s crazy world of oversized SUV’s and trucks. I love small, nimble cars! There! I said it. Small cars are a delight to drive, they are responsive, sporty and offer feedback that most large cars or SUV’s just don’t have. The 2021 Mini Cooper S Convertible is exactly that and much, much more! Read more

It Keeps Getting Better with Age

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited (2021)

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata was revamped at the end of 2019 for the 2020 model year and it is a dramatic change from the previous generation’s styling and design. There is a unique shark-like grille with accented lighted strips that fade back into the hood sides that giving it a modern and elegant touch. The side profile is contemporary and sleek, offering several character design lines as well as some aerodynamic tail lamps that give the Sonata a sporty feel to its look. Read more