AUTO REVIEW—What happens when you cross an ash-bodied, maple-necked 1954 sunburst Fender Stratocaster with the newest version of the steel-bodied Volkswagen Beetle Coupe? According to both Fender and VW, it’s the Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition. We test one with the GTI-based 2.0 Turbo. LA Car Editor-at-Large Zoran Segina finds out if this Beetle can rock.
AUTO REVIEW—California already has access to a high speed train that can take you from So Cal to Nor Cal in amazing comfort, high efficiency, and environmental friendliness. Moreover, you can do it in a tiny fraction of what the state is planning to pay for high speed rail. It’s called the 2014 Lexus LS 600h L, and LA Car Editor-at-Large Zoran Segina takes it for a whirlwind ride.
AUTO REVIEW—It is early morning and I am travelling to a car-testing event in Willow Springs, some eighty miles away. My mode of transportation is the 2014 Nissan 370Z, a high performance roadster with rocket-like acceleration, incredible handling, and awesome braking power. The trip should be a delight. Zoran Segina reports.
AUTO REVIEW—The small crossover segment is flooded with cars from almost every car manufacturer. So, it’s a challenge to stand out from the pack rather than simply saying “me too”. Volkswagen took the approach on the Tiguan similar to that of its big brother, the Touareg. The focus is on polish, refinement, and still offer a relatively affordable vehicle, which fits the mold of this German carmaker.
AUTO REVIEW—Does one really need a reason for the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible? Seriously, just look at this. For the sake of rationalizing a shakedown drive, vacating the traffic and stresses of Los Angeles is as good an excuse as any. The destination on our GPS is set for the grandeur and open roads of the California desert. Even the well-seasoned traveler is hard pressed to find a more rejuvenating getaway than the beckoning desert community of Rancho Mirage.