Why the New Volkswagen Golf GTI is Still the Best Hot Hatch

Source: Automobile Magazine

Over the last month or so I’ve had numerous requests from friends of mine asking the same question: “what car can I buy for around $30,000?” After considering this inquisition for myself (for about five minutes) I decided, what the hell, why not let everyone know what I think. If you read the title, you can probably deduce that I like the Volkswagen Golf GTI, and you would be absolutely right because I adore the car. Without a doubt, if you gave me $30,000 and told me to buy a new car I would bring you a Golf GTI. And in a perfect world, that would be it really. End of story. Car search, done. Unfortunately, if you live in the United States, things are a bit trickier than that. So, if you can give me your undivided attention for the next five minutes, allow me to explain.

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The Maserati Alfieri: What You Need to Know

Source: Maserati

Welcome to what could potentially be one the most promising cars Maserati has made in a long time: the Maserati Alfieri. It originally started as a concept way back at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and there is absolutely no denying that it is a gorgeous looking thing. While it was unveiled in 2014, Maserati at the time claimed they had plans for it to hit production in 2020 as the replacement for the current Gran Turismo. “Coupe” and “Maserati” are great kickstarters for emotion in the automotive world, but perhaps something even more evocative is the inspiration behind the car. First off, the name Alfieri comes from Alfieri Maserati, one of the original brothers who started the company. Additionally, the Alfieri concept took many design cues from the Maserati A6, the company’s first post-war car as well as the first true road car they ever built. 

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Why I Want to Buy a New Land Rover Defender

Source: Car and Driver

It’s almost been a year now that I have had this website up and running, and in this time I feel I have reviewed my fair share of cars. There are certain cars that I would call “good” and others that I would politely ask you to stay away from, but there is only a small group of cars I review that I would truly consider buying for myself. So, understand the importance I place on the new Defender when I say that as soon as I set my eyes on it, I immediately wanted one.

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The Acura TLX Type S: A Break from the German Sedan Monotony

Source: Sid Sudhir

It’s been a while since I have sat down to write one of these, but with school finally coming to a close and the YouTube channel up and running, I thought now is as good a time as any to return to writing some reviews. The car in question for this particular review is the Acura TLX Type S which is a complete redesign that marks the start of the second generation of the TLX. Only a limited amount of information has been revealed about the car thus far, but we can still make a fair amount of speculation and draw some conclusions about the basics of this car’s character. So, let’s get started.

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Why the Koenigsegg Gemera is the Car of the Year

Source: Koenigsegg Automotive

Usually, when I don’t get to experience a car in person, I do not write a full road test but instead a shorter opinion piece which is a compilation of my best assumptions and reactions to a car based on a set of known facts. So while these are still 100% my opinions and I have in no way actually driven the car, the Gemera deserves to be discussed at length. This car has the potential to be one of the most influential cars of its time; a car that environmentalists and car lovers alike can worship. Christian Von Koenigsegg in all his intelligence and brilliance has created the ultimate hypercar that at the same time is almost surely more environmentally conscious than any other car on the market. So pardon if this article is a bit longer than usual, but as you shall see, the Gemera absolutely deserves your attention.  

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Why the Tesla Model Y is the Least Bad Crossover

Source: Edmunds

If you have read any of my articles about Tesla you will know that while I appreciate the engineering that goes into their cars, I am no particular fan of the company. That being said, they have come out with a new crossover which I assume has been done in attempt to fill a gap in the market and compete with other mainstream manufacturers. So inevitably, I must provide my opinion.

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The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600: A Spiritual Definition for the SUV

Source: The Financial Express

The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 (also known as the GLS-class) in my opinion is one of the most interesting new cars on the market today, but in a rather paradoxical manner I find it interesting because of its transparency. From the first time I considered this car it was very transparent about its intentions, and I see this as a rarity in the portion of the market it aims to compete in. Over time I’ve come to realize a few things concerning luxury SUVs, mainly what they are truly meant for. Many see the SUV as the perfect combination of sportiness, ruggedness, and practicality- thus the name. While I do find SUVs in a most basic sense to be practical vehicles, I believe that luxury SUVs serve a different purpose. 

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The Genesis GV80: A Tale of Two Cities

Source: The Car Connection

For some cars I review it takes much deliberation and research to be able to develop a decisive opinion, but after only 20 minutes of research on the GV80 I came to a conclusion. The new GV80, like any other Genesis model, comes down purely to the idea of perspective. It’s a nice car, make no mistake, but whether you would actually buy one, well that depends on what you count as favorable or unfavorable. 

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The Porsche Taycan Turbo: An Electric Car I Actually Like

Source: Alexander Migl

Recently, it has been hard for me to be truly decisive when it comes to making my mind up on how I feel about new cars. I wrote about the Mazda, which I really wanted to like to but unfortunately I could not. I wrote about the Maserati which initially charmed me with its spurious passion but then when I got to know it I realized it was not really what it was made out to be. You could call me a cynic, and you would probably be right. So do not take this lightly when I say that the Porsche Taycan Turbo, in my eyes, is exactly what the car industry needs.

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