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Ace of Base: 2020 Nissan 370Z Base

May 22, 2019 Matthew Guy 0

Betcha forgot about this one. That’s okay – most people have. Thanks to Nissan’s glacier-like design cycle, the 2020 Z isn’t significantly different than when it first appeared in the late Jurassic period for the 2009 model year. That doesn’t mean it i…

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QOTD: Next Date? Outta Date!

May 20, 2019 Matthew Guy 0

What’s the matter with the car I’m driving? / Can’t you tell that it’s out of style? / -Billy Joel William Martin Joel might’ve been on to something here. Late last week, while behind the wheel of a new 4Runner, I was remi…

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Ace of Base: 2020 Kia Sportage LX

May 15, 2019 Matthew Guy 0

The Korean brand is no stranger to these frugal pages, stacking its Ace of Base trophy shelf by offering expressively styled machines packed with features that peg the value-for-dollar meter. Kia’s Sportage has been around as a model name for nearly tw…

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Hyundai and Kia Invest In … Rimac?

May 14, 2019 Matthew Guy 0

In today’s episode of Surprising Bedfellows, we find the corporate duo of Hyundai/Kia throwing money in the general direction of Rimac. Technically titled Rimac Automobili, it’s the Croatian high-performance EV company known for making the outrageously…

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QOTD: All in the Family?

May 13, 2019 Matthew Guy 0

Top brass at TTAC had a chance to sample the new Supra last week at X Raceway in West Virginia. You’ll read about it on these virtual pages shortly. Cars like the new Supra provide a chance to mull an age-old question: in the car world, is it better to…

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2019 Honda Passport Review – Slightly Surly

May 9, 2019 Matthew Guy 0

There always seems to be room for one more at the SUV and crossover table, regardless of marque. Witness mighty Mercedes-Benz, a company filling every niche and crevasse in its lineup with an ever-expanding portfolio of high-riding wagons. When the lat…

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Ace of Base: 2019 Golf Alltrack S 1.8T

May 9, 2019 Matthew Guy 0

This variant of the Golf family inhabits a grey area in which it’s not quite a crossover but is also not quite a station wagon. VW will still happily sell you one of those, sans this model’s taller suspenders and black over-the-wheel trim. The Alltrack…