Friday, May 29, 2020

Auto Articles

“OnStar? I’d Like to Get a Tour of Detroit!” #ConnectedByOnStar Event

Now I get it. Now I understand why so many people choose GM vehicles like Buick. It's because these vehicles come equipped with OnStar. OnStar is like having your own personal, 24x7 co-pilot and concierge on-call.  For the past...

Still Texting and Driving? This #ItCanWait Documentary Will Change Your Mind

We all know that we shouldn't text and drive, but yet even I feel sometimes compelled to glance at my phone. I don't respond to texts unless I'm fully stopped, but even that is against the law in many...

This Car Is “Hot” – Review of 2013 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG “4-Door” Coupe

When I test drove the 2013 Mercedes CLS 63 AMG coupe (which has 4 doors by the way), the San Francisco Bay Area was going through a bit of a heat wave with temperatures hovering over 100 degrees. While...

Texting and Driving Simulator – A Scary Game to Try! #ItCanWait

We all know or have been told that texting and driving is dangerous. But yet, for some reason, many of us still do it. For those of you learning to drive or who are not yet of driving age,...

Going “Topless” in the 2013 Infiniti G37 IPL Convertible

As luck would have it, the week that I received the 2013 Infiniti G37 IPL Convertible, the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area weather took a turn for the worse. From sunny hot skies to dark, dreary, drizzly weather, I...

“It Can Wait” – A Public Service Announcement Video from HighTechDad & Daughter

Last month, I announced my participation in the "It Can Wait" campaign designed to promote awareness at how dangerous it is to text and drive. I honestly don't understand why people feel the need to become even more distracted...

Comfortable, No-Frills, Good Performing, Family SUV – 2013 GMC Acadia Review

The 2013 GMC Acadia is an SUV turned crossover (I still think of it as an SUV) which I believe is a bit of a sleeper. Probably the most aggressive features of it is the bold front grill with...

Hitting the Bull’s Eye – Review of the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Compact Sports Sedan

When I test drove the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye, I turned a few heads. In fact, in a parking lot, I answered a bunch of questions about this new vehicle from Dodge. While compact in size, it was roomy...

The Ford Fiesta Movement is Back! And Here’s My Entry! #FiestaMovement

Piggybacking on the success of the previous Ford Fiesta Movement a few years ago, Ford is re-launching the Fiesta Movement (www.fiestamovement.com) to showcase the 2014 Ford Fiesta. Ford is currently looking for "the most vibrant voices and talented storytellers...

Passionate about Volvo? The 2013 XC60 and S60 Won’t Let You Down!

My family seems to be quite passionate about the Volvo's that I test drive. My wife always asks as to when we might get another one and my kids really had a great time when we went "top down"...

Saving the Environment & your Wallet – Review the Spacious 2012 Toyota Prius V

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, it seems like almost every third car on the road is a hybrid of some type, and of those hybrids, a huge majority of those are Toyota Prius's. Californians are obsessed with...

Flexing the Form & Fun Factor of the 2013 Ford Flex SEL AWD

Back in 2010, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Ford Flex. I always had my eye on this unique looking SUV/Crossover. It truly is sort of a blend between both of these styles. The distinct body reminded me...
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