It’s been about a decade but I still remember my introduction to Audi’s TT. It was an event in Austin, Texas, where we got to throw the TT around some surprising curves (considering Texas is fairly flat) and long strait aways that proved Audi had a winner. There are various versions of the TT now
Porsche. Say the name and you think of sports cars – the sports car. Well, usually that sports car is the 911 Carrera, but hey, it is the Porsche. The company offers so much more, however. The redesigned 2014 Cayman S is more wonderful than ever and is nearly as rewarding as the top-dog Porsche.
Fiat’s reintroduction to the US market has been a bit tepid at best. The 500 is cute, cuddly and compact but that has a limited appeal to an even more limited audience. Add something else to the mix – oh, let’s say more power, racier looks and handling – and you’ve just expanded your market.
There are times when I get out of a test vehicle and just shake my head. Why did they do this? What was the purpose? The need? Most of the time that’s a bad thing, but in the case of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT/8, it was a mighty good thing. No one needs 470