My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Nissan Sentra

That is the beauty of a car like this. No one expected it to be good. Not when Nissan had its share of bad publicity in recent years. While we sift through the news, Nissan has been making strides on their latest offerings.

Rental Car Review: Northbound In A Corolla

Let’s be real – it is a Corolla. It is also the most popular trim level for both retail and commercial customers. It is basic without being too basic. It had what I needed. Plus, I had projections on performance and efficiency that would fit this trip and my requirements.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Hyundai Elantra

The chance to write about four generations of Elantras – dating back to when I was renting the fourth-generation model and writing about it – is what this work is all about. To see the progress of a single model through multiple generations and watching the evolution – or, in some cases, revolution – of a vehicle.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

Two years ago, I worked with the then-new Volkswagen Arteon. It made such an impression upon me that it landed on the My Favorites list for that year. I even said that "[w]hile a Volkswagen fan may just get a GTI, Golf R, and Jetta GLI and call it a day, I’d spend the extra money on an Arteon."

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Genesis GV80

However, the automotive world has evolved in the past decade. Sedans are fine, but you need an SUV to make any money. People want SUVs. That is the drumbeat of marketing teams across the industry.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Toyota Venza

For example, how many of you owned a Toyota Venza? You know, the one that some of my fellow pundits once crowned it a "Camry Station Wagon" when they first came out in 2008.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Acura TLX

I know, this theme is getting old. But, consider the entire story of Honda’s luxury brand. Where it started some 35 years ago with two models – the Integra and Legend. The path where it showed the Europeans and Americans that you can deliver on the promise of offering something special and backing it up with a great dealer network and dedicated staff from the Acura division.

Hellcat This Truck!

Some things do not need a business plan. Well, they actually do, but some companies get away without presenting one to justify doing something that would benefit the business. For example, the call across Stellantis North America to "Hellcat all things!"

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Honda Odyssey

The story of the Honda Odyssey follows the trajectory of the brand in this country. It is developed off of a platform that forms two mid-sized SUVs, a unibody pickup truck, and this minivan – all of which are North American market exclusives.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Lexus NX 300h

The good news is that it is still with us. It’s debut in 2014 helped put Lexus at par with other luxury compact SUVs at the time. Although it is due for an all-new model soon, the current NX is familiar enough to warrant another look.