The 2017 Fiat spider (aka Fiata) is quite possibly the best roadster to hit the USA in the past decade. This 6-speed manual transmission equipped 124 spider in classico trim is just the right blend of spartan and feature-rich. The only downside to classico trim is lack of available heated seats. That's why the Lusso trim might be better for some coastal residents. However, the cloth seats are a welcome sight for those who like to go topless (when parked).
Cadillac dropped off a CT6 (3.6 V6) Premium Luxury AWD sedan with rear wheel steering, magnetic suspension, Panaray audio, and many other goodies and technology. One week with a $77k was hard to resist. Here's my review, and what it's like to live with a CT6. For those of you who were playing along with the Mystery Car series, this is Mystery Car #1.
I quickly drive the 2017 Jaguar F-pace S and do a 0-60 mph run. I look forward to having this SUV so that I can give it a proper review. How do you think it compares to the Maserati Levante?
Price as Tested: $71,440 MSRP
This is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack (essentially a lifted Sportwagen with all-wheel-drive (4Motion). I took it around the block and it feels like a longer, lifted Golf. The long wheelbase really helps with rough roads. The 4Motion all wheel drive system makes the Alltrack feel more planted on the road than a GTI. DSG is standard, and so is the 1.8L TSI gas engine.
I drive the refreshed 2017 Audi A3 quattro. For 2017, all A3 models now include a 2.0L TFSI motor. There are also several new features ranging from Audi Virtual Cockpit to rear traffic alert and forward emergency braking. Prestige models now come standard with radar cruise control and lane keep assist.
I declare the 2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 the Best Car of 2016! My previous quick drive and review of the 2016 Infiniti Q50s 3.0t Red Sport 400 resulted in a big 0-60 mph surprise from this RWD, 7-speed auto, 400 horsepower twin turbo V6 engine - what a beautiful concept. The interior is equally as brilliant, with a unique and stellar touch-screen setup.
The GMC Acadia Denali has more interior space than the XC90. The Acadia also takes up less space in the garage than the Volvo. I reviewed the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali for a week and found something interesting: it's actually better than the Volvo XC90. Granted, the GMC isn't perfect, but it's 310hp V6 engine and smooth ride quality make it enjoyable to review.
This $100k 2016 CTS V from Cadillac could be the ultimate track-ready race sedan with a 640hp and 630 lb-ft supercharged V8 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. To top it off, the CTS-V features performance traction management (PTM), magnetic ride control, electronic limited slip differential, Brembo brakes, and the best steering feel on the planet. Of course, what makes a CTS-V look like the real deal is the optional Carbon Fiber Package.