Like stories like this? You’ll see every article as soon as it’s published by reading the print edition of Grassroots Motorsports. Subscribe now. “This one’s called ‘the wife-approved car,’” Brian Goodwin said as he tossed us the keys. No, he wasn’t making a joke–he really had just given us the keys to his wife’s daily commuter. And after a spirited drive on one of Southern California’s canyon roads, we’re pretty sure his wife has better taste in cars than we do. Origin Story Let’s get one thing out of the way early: This is not the fastest Miata we’ve ever written about. Heck, it’s probably not even the fastest Miata in this issue. It wasn’t meant to be. The car’s owner, Andrea Mathers, is the CFO of Good-Win Racing, a Miata tuning firm that likes to push the limit. She already had plenty of really fast track cars. This one, instead, was meant to be a street car through and … [Read more...] about Supercharging Mazda’s New MX-5 Makes a Great Car Even Better
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Wheels ByLawrence Ulrich May 17, 2018 When General Motors recruited Johan de Nysschen to lead Cadillac in 2014, the prominent auto executive hoped for a cavalry of new sport-utility vehicles to shore up the luxury brand’s weakest position. As it awaited reinforcements, Cadillac soldiered on with a legion of widely praised sports sedans, the kind of beautifully engineered vehicles its German rivals would have been proud to call their own. But now Cadillac finds itself overrun by German and Asian S.U.V.s and G.M.’s leaders have parted ways with the man once seen as the brand’s future. And America’s premier luxury car brand must reckon with an uncomfortable truth. “Cadillac is just not selling what people want to buy today, especially in America,” said Karl Brauer, executive … [Read more...] about Cadillac Makes Great Cars. Too Bad Americans Want S.U.V.s.
For some parents, spring signals a time to gently encourage their recent graduate to take the next steps toward independence. In my head, it goes something like this: Little bird, real life is calling; it's time to leave the nest and start your own life. In real life, it's probably a bit more like this: Kid, it's time to get out of my basement and become a productive member of society. Related: This Graduation Season, Play It Safe Behind the Wheel Or maybe you're so far past ready for your kid to start his or her own life that you're planning to pony up for a car that will help get them there. Or maybe you've scraped and saved your paper route money and you're looking for something affordable, safe ... and, OK, cool, for your first "big kid" purchase. Regardless, here's some advice from those who have been there, as well as those who are preparing their kids for this new stage. Check out our editors' list of the best cars for graduates and new professionals: Save money with an … [Read more...] about 12 Great Cars for Graduates and New Professionals
News By Andrew Nabors April 12, 2018 Shares 535 Facebook LinkedIn Tweet Google+ Pin StumbleUpon Reddit Email Some of us have control issues. Do you ever wish your ridesharing driver would go the speed limit? Why should you be forced to listen to life lessons and bad music? Uber has a solution! Partnering with the biggest names in the car rental business, UBER Rent is a new service that lets you be the driver, with special rates for hourly, weekly, and long-term rentals.The first is part of a collaboration with Getaround, and the hourly service is currently being tested in the San Francisco Bay area. A more popular weekly option comes from Hertz, and it is now live in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Orange County, Miami, New Orleans, and the San Francisco Bay Area. It starts at $214 per week with a one-time $200 deposit that will be refunded. The best part is, you get the option to renew every week. All it takes is … [Read more...] about UBER Rent: Great Deals On Great Cars
It's true that cars with a manual transmission are a dying breed. According to Edmunds research, manual-equipped vehicles make up less than 3 percent of current U.S. car sales. Automakers are making automatic transmissions standard because the latest ones return better fuel economy, and they shift quicker and smoother than even the best manual transmissions.For some drivers, though, pushing a clutch pedal and rowing your gears are among the most satisfying parts of the driving experience. For others, nostalgia explains the attraction. If you're in either camp, know that some mainstream cars are available with a manual. We've rounded up some of our favorites from a variety of vehicle classes. HONDA ACCORDOne of the most appealing sedans on the market is the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord. The Accord boasts a high-quality cabin, generous cargo space, high-tech options and engaging performance. Under the hood is one of two available engines: a 1.5-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter … [Read more...] about Edmunds: Five great cars you can still get with a stick shift