Entries by JonGandy

2012 Scion FR-S

I have just sold my Single Turbo, 325HP 93 Mazda RX-7. I have also owned two AE86 Corolla GT-S cars, and even preferred driving the GT-S’s. Call me crazy, but I did. Tore one down to the bare uni-body, scrubbed and oiled it. Wire wheeled every bolt and nut and oiled them. Cleaned every part […]

2012 KIA Optima SX T-GDI

I have no one to blame but myself. Truth is I can’t give you an awesomely detailed review of what it’s like to own and drive the 2012 Kia Optima SX T-GDI…which is a very long name. I was able to get two good driving days out of the car though.

2012 Nissan Murano

  When you think Nissan Murano, you think… ?    From generation to generation, the lines of the Murano haven’t changed much. This is, in part, due to the success its had from its inception. But it’s interesting how, like with many vehicles, the sexes seem to disagree. The styling has done well over the […]

Hyundai’s 2012 3.8 R Spec Genesis coupe

  Early Tuesday morning I get a call on my cell phone. It’s from a man in the lobby of my building. They never come up to the 4th fl) I go to meet a tall thin man who, after a bit of small talk, passes me the keys and scurries off in a hybrid […]

The NEW HONDA CIVIC

HONDA CIVIC: DESIGN & QUALITY Honda has launched the new Civic at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Developed specifically for the European market, the Civic will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment, the heart of European Car market. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012. In the […]

2012 Prius V

As I approached this all new Prius the first thing I notice is the size. Not that it’s “minivan big” or anything like that, but it’s noticeably larger than the compact line up Prius is known for. So right out the gate, I’m labeling this weeks test vehicle somewhat of a grocery getter / growing […]

Mazda Extends Production of Special Edition RX-8 SPIRIT R

– An extra 1,000 RX-8s are on their way due to popular demand – HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has decided to extend production of the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R by 1,000 units. Mazda initially intended to make 1,000 units of the special edition four-door, four-seat rotary engine sports car, but will extend production due to […]

2011 GT-R & Skyline Cruise & BBQ

For the first time ever on the east coast we managed to collect more GT-Rs in one location than Nissan has…anywhere.  We even managed to collect a few luxury and exotic cars along the way. I want to give a very large thank you to everyone that stopped by that day, braved the light rain […]

2011 Lexus IS-F First Drive

From an enthusiast perspective driving the 2011 Lexus IS-F is like taking in a one nighter in Vegas with your buddies, knowing that everyone has already signed that internal non-disclosure agreement.  In all practicality it’s the “Whose idea was this?” or “Why did I do that?” conversation you have with yourself on the flight back. […]