A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to drive Audi’s new 2012 A6. I started poking around the thought of a new vehicle after spending a few years trying to make my way through some snow and ice packed winters. While unbelievably crazy fun in the summer, my 2009 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG reminded me […]

The sun was shining, the wind was blowing – yet still a slight chill in the air. It’s been a bit over three years since I’ve been acquainted with new Buddy and I’ve been having a slight new car twitch that’s been bugging me lately. This afternoon, I decided to do something about it. Time […]


Without a doubt I’ve always enjoyed Acura cars (and SUVs). Probably back to the Legend and Integra days they really set themselves apart. When the MDX came out – my mom was right there almost first in line. My sister picked up an RSX a few years after that and I found myself in a […]

Ugh. I hear about this all the time. My last 3 cars all needed higher octane… And I could tell the difference in performance… So please use this as a reference (you’re welcome, Buddy… Even though I did just give you another $52 at the pump…) Myth: High Octane is better. NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek […]

Well… It finally happened. My simple, yet strange fascination with flashing lights was fully realized around noon this past Thanksgiving day. The sun was out, the sky was blue, the temperature just above 45 degrees. Driving down Highway 54 near the Cole County line near Brazito… I remember it like it was just… well… yesterday. […]