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by / on July 24, 2014 at 1:26 pm / in Buick

I’m posting from inside a 2015 Buick LaCrosse with 4G LTE

I’m sitting inside a 2015 Buick LaCrosse as I write this. This vehicle is equipped with 4G LTE from OnStar, which turns the car into a wireless hotspot. If you use your call like a mobile office, consider a model from Buick or one of 30 other 2015 model year GM vehicles offering the technology.

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by / on September 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm / in Buick, Drives, Nissan, Odds & Ends

2013 Buick Encore Safety: Close Call

Last Sunday, my wife and children and I were headed to a kids’ birthday party in nearby Decatur. We were riding in the 2013 Buick Encore, a compact crossover vehicle, when an erratic and unpredictable move by another driver very nearly caused a crash. Once our vehicle came to a complete stop and each of my passengers assured me that […]

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by / on September 11, 2013 at 9:22 am / in Buick, Drives, Uncategorized

First Look: 2013 Buick Encore Premium FWD

The latest Ride of the Week is a 2013 Buick Encore Premium FWD. The Encore is a compact 5-passenger crossover that debuted for the 2013 model year. Earlier this year I had an opportunity to get an up-close look at the Encore and take a short drive, but it wasn’t enough exposure to really get a sense of what this […]

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by / on February 14, 2013 at 10:00 am / in Buick, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hybrid/EV, Nissan, Odds & Ends, Toyota, Volkswagen

7 Best New Car Options that Make You Feel Loved

With Valentine’s Day here, I’m thinking about love. And cars. I certainly love cars, but do they love me back? Any science fiction fan will tell you machines are incapable of love. But I still managed to find the seven best new car options that will make you feel loved by keeping you warm and comfortable, by helping you out […]

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by / on July 12, 2012 at 7:35 am / in Buick, Vintage & Classic

1970 Buick GSX Stage 1: Hemmings Classic Wheels

The 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 was one of the best–and last–true muscle cars. Automotive heavy metal was on its way out by then, the victim of a variety of factors from rising insurance premiums to tightening federal environmental and safety regulations. Automotive journalists still loved muscle cars, but buyers were not biting the way they did in the Sixties. […]

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by / on July 10, 2012 at 5:47 am / in Buick, Drives

2012 Buick Verano: Drive Review

Forget what you think you know about Buick before stepping into the brand’s smallest and most affordable model, the Verano. It seems logical that a well-rounded understanding of the history of a subject would make a writer better suited to cover it in a thoughtful and insightful way. For an automotive writer, familiarity with models of decades past should provide […]

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by / on July 1, 2012 at 11:49 am / in Buick, Drives

Video: Benevolent Buick Verano Helps ATL Beat the Heat

This week’s ride is the 2012 Buick Verano. Verano means “summer” in Spanish, and this car came at the appropriate time of year. Today the temperature in Atlanta reached a record 106 degrees Fahrenheit. We packed a cooler full of ice cold bottles of water and hit the streets to share some relief. Here’s what it looked like from inside […]

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by / on June 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm / in Buick, Drives, Uncategorized

2012 Buick Verano: First Look

Here’s a first look at the latest Ride of the Week, a 2012 Buick Verano. This is the first model year for the compact luxury four-door Verano. Pricing starts at $23,470, but the top-trim test car includes the 1SL package, also known as the leather group. It adds features like heated front seats and steering wheel, Bose audio, proximity key […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm / in Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Hybrid/EV, Hyundai, Lexus, Lincoln, Nissan, Scion, Toyota

J.D. Power 2012 Dependability Survey Results – Toyota, Ford Brands Top List

J.D. Power’s annual Dependability Survey results show Toyota brands on top in eight of the fourteen categories. The Blue Oval is a big winner too, with vehicles from Ford brands taking three slots. The survey looks at 3-year-old vehicles, so these 2012 rankings reflect 2009 models. Here are the winners by category: Sub-compact Car: Toyota Yaris Compact Car: Toyota Prius […]

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by / on November 17, 2011 at 9:21 am / in Audi, Auto Shows, Buick, Concepts, Hyundai, Porsche

LA Auto Show Coverage on

I’ve been hard at work covering debuts from several manufacturers for I’ll update links here as the articles are published. 2012 Hyundai Azera 2012 Porsche 911 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS 2013 Audi S6 2013 Audi S7 2013 Audi S8 Buick LaCrosse GL Concept    

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