Tag Archives: Toyota

January 20

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Detroit Auto Show 2016

First, the agony: average temperature during my stay in Detroit was 18 degrees. My face is chapped from the cold, and my legs ache from walking/standing for 4-5 hours straight two days in a row. Boo hoo. Now, the ecstasy: Detroit Auto Show, baby! I just spent Monday and Tuesday treating the Detroit Auto Show (or, […]

August 21

Surprises

On the way to work today, I ended up behind a Buick that was quite good-looking. A BUICK. More specifically, it was a red Buick Regal and, I have to say, it looks fairly sporty in motion. I was shocked, and I’m not even being snarky about it. Buick’s SUVs are looking pretty good these days, […]

September 01

That’s a Negative, Ghost Rider

No. Toyota, let’s talk after you fire your ad agency. This is just stupid. Love, Motorista

June 23

Prius Rant No. 1

My opinions on the Toyota Prius approach the level of Greek tragedy.  I believe that, with the Prius (wonderfully pronounced “PRY-us” by those trusty ranters over on Top Gear), Toyota is seeking to leach all beauty, excitement, spontaneity, speed, performance, imagination and joy out of the automobile, using the word “green” as cover.  In short, […]

June 22

The Slows

Having spent what feels like the vast majority of my adult life traveling the interstate, I have developed a list of cars I refer to as The Slows.  The Slows are particular car models that invariably drive slow in the fast lane (my biggest pet peeve of all time), oblivious to my Rules (which will […]