Category: Car Reviews

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2020 Toyota GR Supra – Return of the Dragon

2020 Toyota GR Supra – Return of the Dragon

LA CAR gets an e-ticket ride with the latest incarnation of the legendary Toyota Supra thanks to mandatory quarantine and empty freeways. Verdict: It’s a veritable street fighter on wheels. I was very excited to have a week in the 2020 Toyota GR Supra. I took delivery of the press car three days after L.A. County...

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#TBT: The Petersen Museum on “Cars for the People”

#TBT: The Petersen Museum on “Cars for the People”

Enjoy this great write-up by our friends over at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Volkswagen’s relationship with the average consumer. EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second edition of the Petersen Museum’s weekly installment titled #ThrowbackThursday. These articles explore various aspects of Volkswagen’s prominence through the years. All content and photos are courtesy of the Petersen...

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2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD

2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD

LA Car reviews the XT6, Cadillac’s entrant in the red-hot three-row crossover market. I recall quite vividly the day one of my former bosses rolled up into the parking lot with a Sailfin blue and silver Toyota Sienna almost 20 years ago. Being a stupid 20-something who felt sufficiently close to my manager, I felt...

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A Bentley For Bond

A Bentley For Bond

Ian Fleming in developing a dashing, suave leading character for his Casino Royale novel turned to the Bentley Continental for influence. Fleming himself owned a 1953 Continental, a motorcar awash in style. The clean, sensible design of the Mid-Century Modern movement is reflected in the Bentley. And, the solid principles of the car are also...

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Dadcar gets Ripped: 2020 TRD Avalon

Dadcar gets Ripped: 2020 TRD Avalon

The  Toyota Avalon goes to automotive crossfit and gets shredded. LACar takes the wheel for a week to see how the TRD treatment suits Toyota’s biggest sedan. Photos courtesy of Toyota  You’ve heard of the term “dadbod,” right? Soft from years of neglect, covered up in loose-fitting sweaters this is the type of body perfect...

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A Work Of Art Found On Many Wishlists

A Work Of Art Found On Many Wishlists

We explore the Bentley Continental GT First Edition, and the chances of Santa bringing us one anytime soon. Even if we’ve been nice – mostly – we are assuming this gift will arrive late… Santa will take a joyride. Ian Fleming in developing a dashing, suave leading character for his Casino Royale novel turned to...

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The Essence of an Enclave

The Essence of an Enclave

The 2020 Buick Enclave Essence reminds us of fond memories in the Enclave Avenir. Springing from the same family of Buicks they are set apart more in their respective level of luxury than their price. A while back I spent a week in the Buick Enclave Avenir. Avenir, which in French means “future”, is what Buick calls...

 

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