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  • 60 Second Car Review: 2014 Buick Regal GS AWD

    I know that many of say you’ll ever be able to take Buick as seriously as BMW. But it’s worth noting that Buick is no longer building; nowadays, Buicks—and the Regal GS in particular—are tuned much more like Audis than the floaty lux-o-barges of our youth.

  • 60-Second Car Reviews: 2014 Jaguar F-Type: Speed, Sound, and Catnip

    For most of Jaguar’s history, it has built cars that look, well, historical. But Jaguar has been dipping into the catnip lately, building cars that are low-slung, lightweight, and not a little bit irreverent.

  • Drive This, Not That -2014 Mini Cooper S vs. 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

  • Drive This, Not That: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid vs. 2014 Toyota Prius

    Winner: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

    Hybrids are seldom bought for emotional reasons, unless you’re particularly emotional about paying extra money up front to save fuel over the years you own your car. But some hybrids, such as the new 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid, prove that at least hybrids don’t have to look like a doorstop, which is one of the reasons it gets the win against the ubiquitous Toyota Prius in this Drive This, Not That matchup. It also wins from a drivability standpoint, with strong (for a hybrid) acceleration, decent handling and a gas powertrain that doesn’t sound as droney as that of the Prius in the event that it comes on (it has an “E-drive” mode that allows you to drive on electricity alone up to 47 mph if you’re really gentle on the gas for short distances).

  • Gay Car Geek: 2014 Acura MDX — More Than a Facelift

    What’s the difference between car design and plastic surgery? When you redo a car, you want people to notice, but when you “get work done,” you don’t. Keeping with the latter, Acura seems to have taken the Brentwood housewife approach when redesigning its third-generation MDX. It looks more or less just like the last one, albeit with softer contours and a row of LED headlamps. Alas, it is new, and in pretty much every way, it’s better than before.

    The interior, for example, is gorgeous. The front seats are delightfully comfortable, materials are excellent and the sound system is spectacular and reads every conceivable kind of media (except for your old Debbie Gibson cassettes—sorry).

  • Gay Cars - 2013 Audi SQ5: Equal Parts Quick and Slick

    We gays are famous for adding “s” to things, and when it comes to Audis, I highly recommend adding an “s” before the name Q5.