Friday
Sep062013

First Drive: 2014 Toyota Tundra

Toyota has brought a refreshed Tundra to the market to do battle against Ford, Ram, Chevy and GMC.  The body was restyled, the interior gets a complete makeover, but is that enough to make a dent against the Detroit 3?  That is what we find out on this First Drive on Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive

Thursday
Sep052013

Reviewed 2013 Lexus LX570: The Velvet Hammer

Based on the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser, the Lexus LX 570 has real off road credentials of it's own, winning the Baja 500 & Baja 1000 in the hands of Joe Bacal in the Stock Class.
But with all that, 99.95 percent of the people who buy the LX570 will never drive it off road, unless you count dirt roads.  So we have to ask, how does the LX570 stack up as a luxury SUV, expecally when compared to the new Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz GL?  That's what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive

 

 

Monday
Aug262013

Reviewed 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Road Trip Perfection 

While we have had the opportunity to drive the 5 passenger Santa Fe Sport, we had not had the chance to drive the 7 passenger version.  Since we were about to embark on a 1100+ mile road trip to pick up our new English Mastiff puppy, the question became, would this 6/7 passenger crossover be able to handle it.
It wasn't just the miles, it wasn't just that we were getting a new puppy, it was also that we were taking our 11 year old English Mastiff with us as well.  So, how did the Santa Fe do?  That is what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.

Monday
Aug192013

Reviewed 2013 Audi allroad: When Wagons Are Better Than SUVs 

A bit of a longer review, but for this one dive deep into the Audi allroad to talk about what we like, and don't like about this Wagon.  Our big question, has Audi set this car up to fail?  It is similar in size and capability to the Q5, but yet, it cost thousands more.
What's the answer?  That's what we find out on this episode of Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive
Wednesday
Jul312013

Reviewed: 2013 Ford Explorer Sport The "Sporty" Utility Vehicle

Rather than being a rugged off roader the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport is designed and built to be a "sporty" utility vehicle, with the focus on driving dynamics. With the exception of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and perhaps the Dodge Durango R/T, this is usually in realm of $80,000+ BMW's and Porsche's.
So how DOES Ford's Explorer Sport stand up? That's what we find out today on Rumblestrip.NET and Ten Minute Test Drive.