With average commutes stretching longer than ever and more cars on the road, it’s no surprise we’re spending more time behind the wheel. But what part can you play in making your commute the best it can be? “There are things people can check, and there are things they can actually do,” says Phil Reed, senior consumer advice editor at Edmunds.com. “You hear all kinds of recommendations but you always have to ask, is that reasonable?” [Read more…] about 5 Ways To Master Your Commute In 2016
Everyone on the Vegas Strip is gawking at me.
Well, to be fair: it’s not everyone, and they’re not really looking at me.
The Sin City revelers are craning their necks, squinting their eyes and making whatever other bodily adjustments required to get a glimpse of who’s behind the tinted windows in the back of the Rolls-Royce Phantom series II creeping along the street, and it just happens to be me.
“When I wear a polo shirt, no one looks,” my dapper, James Bond-esque British driver, Andi McCann, explains from the driver’s seat. “When I wear a jacket and tie, everyone assumes I’ve got a celebrity in the back.” [Read more…] about Uber Drivers Could Learn A Thing Or Two From My Rolls-Royce Chauffeur
I am behind the wheel of a sleek orange sports car, gobbling up the dusty track at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway outside of Palm Springs. Marveling at the speed I picked up on a straightaway, I am slow to hit the brakes as the car follows a sharp right-hand turn. Suddenly, we’re spinning. My first clue that we’ve departed from the course is that I’m facing the valley’s majestic mountains instead of the orange cones marking the route. My second hint is that the car is now skidding across the track sideways. [Read more…] about Lexus Courts Women On – And Off – The Racetrack
What you must first know about the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder is that it sheds its top in six easy steps, compared with the outgoing model’s 15 cumbersome ones. [Read more…] about No Radio, No Air Conditioning — Porsche Boxster Spyder Is A Purist’s Delight
We are zigzagging through a cone course up the steep side of Timmelsjoch, a high mountain pass through Innsbruck, Austria, to see how well Mercedes’ latest addition to its lineup, the 2017 GLS sport utility vehicle, handles the ice. During our early peek at the GLS – it reaches dealerships in March – my test drive partner and I creep up the sharp incline and hear our guide’s voice call over the walkie-talkie stashed in the center console: “With these hairpin turns, you might be surprised by what can happen.” [Read more…] about Test Driving The Mercedes-Benz GLS: New Flagship SUV Stays The Course
“We are getting ready to embrace a hydrogen society,” said Tokuo Fukuichi, president of Lexus International, as he unveiled the brand’s new concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in late October. Sleek and shiny, the LF-FC could have been just another of the many luxury sports cars glittering under the convention center’s fluorescent lights. But the overflow crowd didn’t come to look at sheet metal. The real draw lay closer to the chassis: a fuel cell stack that powers the car by converting hydrogen into electricity. Unlike gasoline engines, which send a noxious cocktail of gases out the tailpipe, fuel cells emit nothing but water vapor. [Read more…] about Japanese Automakers Have a Plan to Save the Planet