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Category Archives: Automobile Reviews
Tweet 2017 Kia Soul ! Turbo – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2017 Kia Soul…with a turbocharger! From the onset, the Kia Soul was designed to be a cool car. Consider the familiar … Continue reading
Tweet 2010 Kia Soul +. All photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2010 Kia Soul So, what is “cool?” It’s an objective definition that pervades actual agreement amongst us. It’s not at all absolute … Continue reading
Call me Goldilocks.
Yep, I’m the guy who knows that things are “just right.” I have an intolerance to things that are too hard, too soft, too hot, too cold, too large and too small. Whether it is chairs, beds, porridge…wait, isn’t that called oatmeal these days? The idea here is sometimes you have to explore to find things that are “just right” for your life.
Automobiles are no exception. I complain about the most intricate details that do not register with many people. The driver’s seat is uncomfortable, the steering feels contrived, the tweeters sound tinny, the key operates the door backwards…and so forth. When it comes to the automobile, Goldilocks has nothing on me!
My Goldilocks found a vehicle that was “just right.” It came in a familiar skin with a welcoming badge on the grill. It also felt as comfortable as my favorite shirt or the memory of my last conga drum. My Goldilocks, ironically crossed with my subcultural identity as a bear, found the Mazda6 “just right” for me. Continue reading
Tweet 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser – All photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Name the world’s greatest SUV? The first thing that comes to mind here in America is a Jeep. … Continue reading
Tweet 2010 Dodge Challenger SE – All photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2010 Dodge Challenger What better way to celebrate a national holiday (Independence Day in 2010) with a national icon – and … Continue reading
Tweet 2017 Honda Civic Sport Touring hatchback – All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback This car almost won #VOTY16. It placed second behind the Volvo XC90. Considering how dominating the … Continue reading
Tweet 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5S – Photo by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2009 Nissan Maxima What does 4DSC stands for? If the photo above was not obvious, a history lesson is called for. About … Continue reading
Tweet 2007 Hyundai Elantra GLS – Photo by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda “Throwback Review” of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra At the 2007 New York Auto Show, Hyundai’s rolled out its latest global attempt at a prestige-class automobile. To … Continue reading
Tweet 2008 Ford Escape XLT – Photo by Randy Stern In honor of our upcoming 300th vehicle review, Victory & Reseda will be reposting our older reviews for your reading pleasure. This way, we can show you our work when … Continue reading