February, 2009

  Arriving at even a major car rental facility like Los Angeles International Airport very late in a Tuesday evening is unlikely to give you much in ...

2009 Infiniti FX35 (USA)

Infiniti / Road Tests


One of the more disappointing cars that I tested in 2008 was the Swiss market Ford Maverick. Saddled with a rather feeble 2.3 litre 4 cylinder engine and a ...

2008 Mercury Mariner 3.0 V6 (USA)

Mercury / Road Tests


During the course of the year, every major city in America hosts a Motor Show. These are generally all large events with an extensive display of vehicles from ...

Chicago Auto Show – Feb 2009

Events / Shows


In Europe, the Mazda 3 has never really enjoyed a huge amount of success. Rated as worthy but not class leading, it has not won the praise that has been ...

2008 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0i Touring Value (USA)

Mazda / Road Tests


Even in Southern California, the sun does not always shine. I had been watching the weather forecast for the days leading up to my arrival, with some dismay, as ...

Petersen Museum revisited – Los Angeles, CA (USA)



Many marques have hit the headlines in the past few weeks, with big questions raised about their future viability. In some cases, there is genuine angst that a ...

2009 Saab 9.3 1.8t Vector Sport 150 (GB)

Road Tests / SAAB