Rental Car Review: Back Where We Started

The concept of this mini-series of review articles was to take the energy of the Mid-Continent Road Trip and create some content to fill the month with vehicles that should have been covered on this site. The result is what you have read on this site so far.

Rental Car Review: The Last Impala

There seems to be a theme unfolding here. A disturbing and sad theme, but it is the reality that 2020 had yielded for us. On top of a pandemic and the movement towards social justice, many car lines are being eliminated by the end of this calendar year.

Rental Car Review: So Long, Fusion

We can easily say that some car lines do not deserve to get eliminated from a manufacturer’s lineup. Then again, we have seen the proliferation of the SUV in the past few years and how one of them supplant a sale of a sedan.

Rental Car Review: A Better Traverse?

It has been something I have witnessed through a brief foray or two into Chevrolet’s mid-sized, three-row SUV since before its first appearance in showrooms in the summer of 2017. I applauded the fact that it has adult-sized space in the third row, despite having access to it from the passenger side only. I also applauded the fact that it is contemporary enough to fit within Chevrolet’s new design guidelines, along with huge advances to its technology offerings.

Rental Car Review: The Top Of The Class?

Based on my original review of this current generation of this popular compact SUV a year ago, I found it to be the “top of its class.” It certainly made some huge steps in terms of engineering, design, technology, and efficiency. Toyota is not complaining about this current generation of the RAV4 a bit.

Rental Car Review: What Was Driven on The Mid-Continent Road Trip?

The vehicle for the road trip could have easily been an SUV, but I feared it would be less efficient even the larger interior and cargo space. Heck, it could have been a pickup truck. I would have to utilize the back seat for the luggage and the "stowaway" to reside in. A smaller car would also have compromises with luggage compared to the Camry.

Rental Car Review: The First Ford Fusions

By the mid-2000s, Ford reached a point where they had to do something about their mid-sized sedan offering. With a lineage that included the Tempo and the Contour (the American version of the Mondeo), Ford needed something that fit perfectly between the Focus and the Taurus.

Rental Car Review: The LX Platform

Mopar, being the root of that name, is the overarching brand that keeps all of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles products together – especially the ones from the Chrysler side of the house. Before Sergio Marchionne arrived to rescue Chrysler from the brink of collapse, the company danced with another partner.

Travelogue: Driving In The Face of Extraordinary Times

This is a question that we all should be asking our family, friends, enemies, and other human beings during this period of self-quarantine and social distancing because of the COVID-19 situation. It has not been easy for us, as a whole. Some have reached a breaking point. Others have rolled onward the best they can.