The Defender

First, the name Land Rover evokes images of the British Commonwealth. Of Series IIA 110-inch wheelbase models traversing the Tanzanian countryside or stationed at a Royal Air Force base as a troop carrier. These machines wore the badge proudly as the ambassador of the UK to its far flung lands discovering new territories.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Nissan Rogue

It took a while, but the 2021 Nissan Rogue arrived after months of teasing, revealing, and advanced social media marketing. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has something to do with this wait. As we know over the years, some things are definitely worth the wait.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Then again, this work has shown me how much I appreciate the automotive industry’s bread-and-butter. I also appreciate how this versatile combination of work and play has evolved into what it is today.

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Cover Image

Capturing A Global Trekker's Heritage

Seventy years ago, Toyota made its mark by introducing the Land Cruiser SUV to its home market of Japan. Inspired by the military version of the Willys-Overland (and Ford) Jeep, the Land Cruiser would become the world standard in off-road adventure.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Mazda3

The first time I worked with the newest Mazda3, it arrived at the worst time in my life. I was going through my mystery health issue that ended up getting corrected after almost two months of frustration, tests, pain, and a wrong prescription.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

In its second-generation, the Crosstrek is now the third best-selling model in the Subaru lineup in the USA. It continues to be the choice of fun-seeking active people looking for a smaller vehicle to do anything their heart’s desire. In other words, it is proof that you do not need an Outback or Forester to experience the world around you.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 MINI Countryman

Fast forward to 2003 when BMW sorted out what they wanted to keep from its acquisition of Rover Cars. They loved how MINI changed the automotive universe back in 1959, so the Bavarians wanted to sow more lightning from the bottle. Well…they did.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 BMW 3-Series

The Bavarian purveyor of "the ultimate driving machine" have been on this site before. In some controlled settings, such as drive events put on by media groups or the company. That 20 minutes behind the wheel of a car with the Roundel badge can be the most stressful thing I have ever done that year. You get one small shot with a BMW – and the pressure is on to deliver something for the Bimmer fans and owners that read this website.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

That is always a loaded question. When you can keep a vehicle fresh in the marketplace, there is a responsibility to not only improve in the most visual places – but underneath, as well.