Monday
Jun232014

Reviewed 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Convertible: The First Rule Of Italian Driving 

In the U.S. we've heard for years about the FIAT 500 Abarth, but it was only in the last year or so, that we’ve had it for sale here.  How does this compare to other hot hatches on the market like the MINI Cooper S, Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST, or even the legendary GTI?

So, there are two questions that we ask here on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive, number one, does it live up to the hype, and number two, does it follow the first rule of Italian Driving.

Friday
Jun202014

Reviewed 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport: Once Again A Standard Of The World 

With each generation of the Cadillac CTS there have been substantial improvements, the now outgoing second generation was fairly competitive against the German sedans of Mercedes, Audi and BMW, but at the end of the day the Germans were still better.   

Now with the third generation of the CTS is Cadillac ready to not just take on, but move ahead of the 5 Series BMW, The E-Class Mercedes and the Audi A6?  

That's what we find out on this edition of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive

Tuesday
Jun032014

Reviewed 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid: The Diesel Is Vastly Superior 

We've had the chance to drive just about every version of Volkswagen's Jetta.  We've driven the GLI with the Turbo motor, the now discontinued 5 cylinder, the excellent TDI, and now the Hybrid.

The big question with the Jetta Hybrid, is, is it the better value, and the better choice over the TDI.  As you can tell from the title of this video, the answer to that is a resounding NO!

Why is that?  Well, we break it all down for you on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

Tuesday
May202014

Reviewed 2014 Audi SQ5: Four Season Fun 

The Audi Q5 can be seen as just another Mom Crossover, however, once you put the S badge on it, and equip it with a Supercharged V6, does that change everything?  That's what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

Thursday
May152014

First Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis

When it comes to the value equation, Hyundai usually have it spot in, be in the B or C segment of cars, Crossovers, or even Luxury.

Several years ago when Hyundai first introduced the Genesis sedan, most everyone was pretty skeptical that Hyundai, known up to that point a a pervader of cheep economy cars, could produce something worth worthwhile.  Turns out, it was a solid first effort, work to do, but solid.

With this next, all new generation of Genesis sedan, Hyundai have there eyes firmly on the prize, with their target set on Mercedes E-Class, Lexus ES and GS, Cadillac's new CTS, and also the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series.  Can they pull it off?  Can Hyundai build a car that can go toe to toe with the world best?

That's what we find out in this First Drive on Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.