2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: 12 Months A Full Year with the Baby Benz
Nov17

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: 12 Months A Full Year with the Baby Benz

A Full Year with the Baby Benz It’s been a year since we got our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 long-term test car. It’s also been a year since we posted our six-month 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review. In that review we mentioned a few… let’s call them… foibles with the then newest Baby Benz mixed in among the many high points.   Here’s a quick recap of our six-month 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250...

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10 Weirdest Production Cars, Ever By Far the Strangest Cars to Ever Roam the Streets
Sep22

10 Weirdest Production Cars, Ever By Far the Strangest Cars to Ever Roam the Streets

I got to thinking about the 10 weirdest production cars. I spend a lot of time talking about the most beautiful, powerful and incredible examples of automotive design and engineering on this site. From limited edition Bugatti Veyrons to classic Jaguar XKEs to the latest offering from Mercedes-AMG, there are cars that boggle the mind in terms of their sheer brilliance.   But, then there’s the other side of the coin…...

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed
Jul15

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed

Soooooooo… The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat… Um, yeah.  I’m not entirely sure what else to say about this car other than it’s fast (very, very, very fast) and powerful (very, very, very powerful).  After its flabbergasting power, everything else seems trivial.  We first wrote about the Challenger SRT Hellcat in May, mentioning Dodge’s claim of over 600 horse for this latest of Detroit muscle cars and...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long Term Review: 6 Months
Apr11

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long Term Review: 6 Months

Well, it’s been about six months and 10,221 miles since we took delivery of our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 long-term test car.  We took a vow when we leased the car to keep it for better and for worse, and let this six-month long-term review serve as an account of both the better and the worse.   Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 But, first a reminder on what it is we’re testing, exactly.  In October 2013, we leased a 2014...

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Review: A Most Surprising Road Test
Feb11

2014 Jeep Cherokee Review: A Most Surprising Road Test

I recently had the opportunity to road test the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.  Sometimes when I test a car, it turns out to be more or less what I expected.  For example, I knew the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was going to blow me away.  And, surprise, surprise, it did.  But, there are other times when I’m caught off-guard.  Times when I fully expect a car to be lackluster, only to be proven woefully incorrect.  The road test of the...

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Revolucion Tequila Extra Añejo: A Review
Jan17

Revolucion Tequila Extra Añejo: A Review

One of the first posts I ever wrote for TickTickVroom.com was a review of a bottle of Revolucion Tequila Reposado that my wife picked up for me during a business trip to Mexico City.  I liked it quite a bit, and still do.  In that post, I said: “It tastes like a tequila should taste,” an opinion I still maintain.  However, recently I was graciously given a bottle of Revolucion Tequila Extra Añejo (thanks again, Samy). ...

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2015 Subaru WRX STI: Yep, I was right… I want one. [NAIAS, Video] (UPDATE: Pricing)
Jan14

2015 Subaru WRX STI: Yep, I was right… I want one. [NAIAS, Video] (UPDATE: Pricing)

As I’m writing this post, I’m watching The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.  I can be said that this is not the greatest of films.  But, there can be no argument that the cars featured are a bit inspirational.  I’m seriously a hairsbreadth from grabbing the keys and being very, very irresponsible.   I recently sold my 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, and since then I’ve been aching for another fun...

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Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Plus an Italian Aircraft Carrier
Dec05

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Plus an Italian Aircraft Carrier

$4.5 million. 2.9 seconds 0-62 mph.  Top speed of 221 mph.  And, it looks good on the deck of an Italian aircraft carrier.  Lamborghini held the public debut of the insane Lamborghini Veneno Roadster aboard the Italian Navy’s Cavour aircraft carrier while it was docked in the port of Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi.  With only nine examples to be produced, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is super expensive, super fast and super rare. ...

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2014 Porsche Macan Finally Revealed [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov20

2014 Porsche Macan Finally Revealed [Los Angeles Auto Show]

On this site, I try really, really hard not to be incredibly cheesy.  It’s an uphill battle, I know, one I frequently lose in spectacular fashion.  But, when talking about the 2014 Porsche Macan that just debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I won’t even try.  Because, (true to cheesy form) I keep imagining Porsche execs in Stuttgart working on the Macan over the past several years chanting: “I think Macan, I think...

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2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)
Nov19

2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)

So, there is a new MINI Cooper Hardtop, the third generation since the brand’s resurrection twelve years ago.  Only now, instead of just calling the two-door hatchback the Cooper (or Cooper S) Hardtop, MINI has taken to calling it the MINI Cooper Original.  Catchy name, but does this latest MINI Cooper have any resemblance at all to the true original Mini, the one that changed the motoring world in 1959?   Back in the...

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