Chicago 2018: We Did a Video, too!

Tweet We did promise one more piece from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show… On top of the photographic images from slashMedia's Kevin Tran and…

The Q to Love

Tweet 2014 Infiniti Q50S. All Photos by Randy Stern A Victory & Reseda review of the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Next year will mark Infiniti's…

The Answer: QX60…Hybrid

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Detroit 2013: The Debuts

Tweet All photos by Randy Stern The 2013 North American International Auto Show yielded some grand debuts. It is no secret which vehicle was…

Q or Not Q

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The Speculator: Underneath Nissan's Sheets

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.

Five Favorites for The Glamorous Life

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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?