2017 Nissan Pathfinder – The Perfect Family Car

Last week I had the privilege of driving the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder.  Considering my own family roadster has close to 200k miles on it, I was test-driving from a consumer viewpoint.  I have three growing boys, we take many weekend trips, drive across the country to visit family and are often hauling two big dogs and over pack more camping/ski equipment than a family of five … [Read more...]

Pregnant Moms can look to Ford for Auto Safety

Most of us value the safety of a pregnant woman, but Ford has taken it to the next level. Last week I got to check out Ford's empathy suit. A multi-component, weighted garment, the suit is designed to enable men and women to experience the effects of pregnancy. Engineers used, and are continuing to use this insight to understand the needs and limitations of moms-to-be when … [Read more...]

Top 5 family highlights from the Denver Auto show

Favorite Family Cars: Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid (coming soon as the FIRST hybrid minivan) - I really shouldn't pick a favorite car, but for families this year, the Pacifica is pretty groundbreaking. First, they've tried really really hard to make it NOT look like a minivan (honestly I think we should just "own it" and get over driving one!) - but it's pretty … [Read more...]

2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE Sedan

Extensively updated last year, the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a lot going for it. I'm always impressed with the handling and overall quality of the interior of Toyota models. The Camry has long been known for its smooth ride and quiet, roomy interior,The XLE Hybrid includes the LE Hybrid's features along with its own 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, an … [Read more...]

Snow and Driving tips for Newcomers to Colorado

During the last storm I posted a rant on Facebook about my #1 winter pet peeve - people who don't clear snow off their windows. What surprised me is that it turns out not everyone knows why it's a bad idea to not clean off your windows. Here are a few facts about windows and snow: It's a potential ticket to NOT clear snow off the top of your car and off the hood. Why you … [Read more...]