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“I Know I’m Going to Get a Speeding Ticket” – Review of the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of doing a parade lap in the Cadillac CTS-V station wagon at Infineon raceway. As I drove around the speedway, I made a mental note to myself - I MUST drive...

Review of the 2012 Buick Regal GS – Definitely NOT your Grandpa’s Sedan

For some reason, Buick's seem to have this odd stereotype of being a car that your grandparents cruise around in with the left blinker permanently on. They were lackluster and pretty conservative. The 2012 Buick Regal GS runs over...

A Solid, Tech-Filled, All-Around Performer – 2011 Ford Explorer Test Drive

A few months ago, Sony and Ford Motors invited the Cast of Dads out to the East Coast to participate in a variety of events, one of them was driving a 2011 Ford Explorer (note, link is for the...

The “Power” Behind the New 2013 Ford Escape

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Ford folks at a San Francisco 49er game. There I got to see a preview of the new 2013 Ford Escape, which is billed as a "smart...

A Quest for the Holidays – The 2012 Nissan Quest

I sit in a darkened cafe. About a block away, packs of people are streaming into the San Francisco Opera House as part of a holiday tradition that goes back decades. Dressed up with kids in tow, they are...

A Street Rocket with Class – 2011 Infiniti G37 Journey Coupe with Sport Package

The automobiles that I have been testing over the past few years were very much oriented toward families of 5 or more people (which is how many there are in my family). Typically these are SUVs or Crossovers, and...

How Ford is Saving Teenage Lives, One Person at a Time – “Driving Skills for Life”

I'm scared. In 1 year, I will have a teenager. In 4 years, I will have a teenage driver. And I have two more daughters after that. Just writing the past few sentences has given me a few more...

A Day at the Races with Cadillac – Driving the CTS-V Wagon Around the Infineon Raceway

I have been to two auto races in my life, one down in Long Beach (for the Long Beach Grand Prix) and this past weekend one at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA (for the Sonoma Grand Prix). And with...

100+ Voices Unhappy About Honda Clear Coat Paint Peel Defect & Honda’s Ambivalence

I normally don't like complaining about companies or their products. Sure, all things that we purchase have issues or will have problems over time. But when it comes to expensive purchases and when there seems to be a commonality...

“ESV” Really Stands for “Entertainment System Vehicle” – 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum Edition

There seems to be some confusion about what the ESV means in the name Cadillac Escalade ESV. Some people on the Cadillac forums have said "Escalade Stretch Vehicle" or "Extended Service Vehicle." I actually think that it means "Entertainment...

Cloud Computing in Cars? Extending Powerful Compute Cycles to your Phone via the Cloud? Intel Knows How!

I'm always "in the cloud" with my day job as Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, and all of the rest of the time, I'm working on the HighTechDad side of my life (parenting and technology). Yeah, I sleep once and...

My Kids & I Have Fun with the “Cool” Features of the Lincoln MKT

Over the Father's Day weekend, my kids and I had some fun with the 2011 Lincoln MKT AWD crossover. In the past, with other autos like the Ford Flex and the Lincoln MKX, I approached my articles about these...
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