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Tweet Luxury is defined in many ways. It everyone followed the same definition of luxury; we would not have any way to differentiate one product from another – even if it is the same kind of product. Twenty-five years ago, … Continue reading
Tweet 2014 Infiniti Q50S. All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Next year will mark Infiniti’s quarter-century of existence. Nissan’s luxury brand made some inroads in the premium car game. Some might … Continue reading
Tweet 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid. All Photos by Randy Stern Oh look, it is another hybrid! Wait, is that an Infiniti? Better still – a JX35? Yes, V&R reviewed the JX35 back in January of 2013. There have been some … Continue reading
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern Two major auto shows in the can. There were plenty of debuts to look through. Now, to decide which ones stood out amongst them all! Before I do, I need a bit of reflection … Continue reading
Tweet All photos by Randy Stern The 2013 North American International Auto Show yielded some grand debuts. It is no secret which vehicle was the star of the show. It certainly caused a huge amount of discourse from its fans … Continue reading
Tweet2013 Infiniti JX35 AWD. All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2013 Infiniti JX35 One of the greatest cars I ever driven in my lifetime – it might surprise you to know what it is. … Continue reading
What’s under those sheets in the 2013 Nissan Altima commercial?
In the aftermath of the New York Auto Show, Nissan released a television spot with the upcoming Altima driving around covered in a sheet. Though it signifies the coming of Nissan’s sales leader in the fall (or sooner), it also begins the process of an ambitious revamp of the lineup within the next 15 months. While the Altima’s sheet is released into the air, four other vehicles remain covered.
Hence the question needs to be asked.
The past month saw three Nissan vehicles residing in the V&R Garage. By now, you’ve probably read my impressions of each one. There is a common theme to all three – a link.
You would not be surprised that I am a former Nissan owner. In 1987, I traded in my old 1979 Mazda 626 coupe for a brand new Nissan Hardbody pickup. It did not last in my care, but it was quite memorable. It was proof that Nissan builds bulletproof machinery. That little truck was damn solid – from engine to everything else. I will admit that it became quite uncomfortable, due to its vinyl bench seat. Truth be told, I’d own another Nissan.
What if you lived the glamorous life?
How do I define the “glamorous life” You probably watched the plethora of reality television shows, such as “The Real Housewives of [fill in your favorite upscale metropolitan area here]” and “The A-List [fill in your favorite urban gay male enclave here].” Some of us love the fact that the bourgeois can be as real as everyone else, but with a more pretentious taste. Some of us get nauseated at this display of civility and breeding amongst the nouveau riche gone wrong.
Do participation in the glamorous life mean one has to balance the silver spoon with bad behavior? When has success become so ugly? Is being a member of the A-List mean being less than human in some relevant traits? Continue reading