2012 Nissan Leaf – The future, plugged and unplugged

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By AARON COLE, Syndicated Columnist It starts, fascinatingly enough, in a parking lot. It would start in a parking lot. It’s a car. Lots of cars start in lots of lots. There’s no hum from a motor, or whisper of exhaust from a rear-facing pipe. No timbre of a V8, no whine of a strained four…. Read more »

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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By MALCOLM GUNN www.wheelbasemedia.com How do the high-performance Camaro ZL1 coupe and convertible square with General Motors’ greenification program of introducing fuel-sipping electrics, hybrids plus a couple of new ankle-biter sub-compacts? Well, the eco trend is definitely here to stay, but at the opposite end of oil barrel, GM’s cornerstone division isn’t neglecting its involvement… Read more »

2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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By AARON COLE, for Utah Rides 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Icon like no other Audrey Hepburn is an icon. Ask anyone born before the Reagan administration and they’ll tell you as much. They’ll rattle off lines from “Sabrina,” mention “Roman Holiday,” and inevitably the conversation turns to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The Chevrolet Corvette is… Read more »

2012 Fiat 500

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By AARON COLE For Utah Rides You’d be surprised at what cars can do. Did I say surprised? I mean shocked. Maybe even mouth-open, flabbergast, foot stomping, stuttering, spittle raining, gob smacked. It’s a scientific fact that everyone on the planet has a story about how their jalopy once circumnavigated the lower quarter of the… Read more »

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – Simply supercar

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By AARON COLE For Utah Rides The name “Chevrolet Camaro ZL1” doesn’t do this car justice. Heck, a name like “Thunder Snow Warhammer” doesn’t even come close. Superlatives like “Great,” “Wow,” “Um,” and “Wha?” couldn’t even sniff its jock. Camaro ZL1 sounds like an office printer to me. The only way to get sonically close… Read more »

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek – Natural fit

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By AARON COLE For Utah Rides The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is the kind of car you buy when you’re a 25-year-old who carries more mountain bikes than responsibility, and your idea of a vacation is turning on the air conditioning in your apartment in July. “Adventure” might not be its middle name — it’s… Read more »

2012 Volvo XC60 R

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By AARON COLE For Utah Rides I don’t feel neglected. As a consumer between the ages of 18-35, with (mostly limited) expendable income and a Y chromosome, I thought most commercial television was created with a target fixation on my wallet. Turns out, there’s a whole world of automobiles that has been ignoring me. Apparently…. Read more »

2012 Range Rover Sport: Sacrifice? What’s that?

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Its no surprise Range Rover Sport is Rover’s biggest seller By AARON COLE Auto Columist According to me, and my semi-official survey of everything on the road, I’d say the love affair with Range Rover and Land Rover appears to be at its end. My nowhere-near, officially unofficial results are based entirely because the best-looking… Read more »

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Last man (van) standing

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As minivans fade in popularity, Caravan continues on in spectacular fashion – As minivans fade in popularity, Caravan continues on in spectacular fashion. By AARON COLE Automotive Columnist And much like every beginning, we’re stuck with just one. Chrysler announced recently that it would draw to a close the production of its minivan, the Town… Read more »