Business trips often include a rental car for me. And when there is an opportunity to drive an interesting car, I usually take it. My latest trip took me to Elkhart IN where Enterprise had a limited amount of cars to choose from. My selection was limited to either a Nissan Altima or… a Dodge…
Category: Test Drive
Best MPG yet (in a rental car)
During the few times that I need to rent a car for business, my first thought is not fuel economy; it is comfort. My back and legs get pretty tight during long trips. So, having a comfortable seat makes a big difference. Surprisingly, it is not always the big cars that are the most comfortable….
Test Drive : 2005 BMW 645ci
This is an older post that was never published during my years at Leikin Motor Companies (2008-14). The picture was taken at the town square in Painesville, Ohio. Friday night, I took home one of the two BMW 6-Series we have in our pre-owned inventory at Leikin Motor Companies. BMW is still a curiosity to…
Five Rental Cars
During my recent business trip, I drove five rental cars in five days. I have mixed emotions about that experience. On one hand, I enjoy driving different vehicles as it gives me the opportunity to test drive new cars. On the other hand, not all those cars were comfortable. Even after several visits to the…
Test Drive : Lotus 7 Replica
What would it be like to drive a Lotus 7 replica? I had the opportunity to test drive a home built model.
Test Drive : 2015 Volvo S80 T5
Who would have thought that a full-size Volvo would get 37 mpg on the highway? Meet the new Volvo S80.
Test Drive : 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
If you are looking for a good review of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, this is the video to watch. The driver is fair and balanced about the first front wheel drive AMG car (that I know of) in the USA. He points out the positive and negative aspects of the car. I appreciated his…
Test Drive : 2006 BMW 750Li
I was handed an iPhone at work today. That usually means a customer from AutoTrader wants to talk about one of our pre-owned cars. Sure enough, an out of state customer was interested in our 2006 BMW 750Li. This is a car that I have driven before. I had driven it to Cleveland and back…
Fifth Gear: Volvo V40
Note: This is a European only car at this point.
Around the Building with a 2006 Porsche 911
This 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera is a recent trade-in that caught my eye when it first pulled into the lot. It wasn’t just the color that got my attention. This is one of those cars that I’ve always wanted to drive. In fact, I considered buying a 1960’s Porsche 912 at one point but it…