Review: 2013 Range Rover Supercharged.

While big trucks intrigue me, they don’t pique my interest unless they can tote as many kids as a minivan. As a dad, and a “value conscious” (read: cheap) and practical one at that, the idea of driving a huge vehicle if it can’t tote more peeps doesn’t really make sense. However, when I read that the new Range Rover Supercharged had a 0-100km time of 5.1 seconds, my interest level spiked. Seriously, that’s sports car quick. And when a chance to drive one came up – I grabbed it. It’s not every day I get to drive a $115,000 truck, and even rarer, I hear, to be able to drive this new 2013 model, which is in short supply. To heck with practicality, this is something special. Continue reading

Review: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Hyundai is giving the so-called top tier manufacturers legitimate cause for concern as they gain increasing market share. Hyundai is doing so by steadily upping the ante. With each iteration of a vehicle they bring out, Hyundai delivers closer and closer to what’s available from the likes of Honda and Toyota. Their angle has always been more for less. More features, less price. But if you’ve ever driven a Hyundai in the past, you’ll know there was something about them that felt a little “off.” It could be odd button placement, hollow-feeling plastic coverings, buzzy motors. Not bad necessarily, just “off.”

With that in mind, let me start my review with the Santa Fe. Honda, Toyota, VW: Meet your match. Hyundai just reached parity. The Santa Fe is uncompromisingly good. Continue reading