Paul Borden

Ford gets it right with Mustang mid-cycle refreshening for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 9, 2018) Having moved it into its sixth generation with a makeover for 2015 that carried over the retro design theme first revealed a decade earlier, Ford has given the iconic Mustang a mid-cycle refreshing for 2018.

For tops in fun and driving experience, you can't beat AMG S63 Cabriolet

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 29, 2018) If you’re looking for a vehicle that tells the world “I’ve got it made” yet exudes a more carefree air and fun driving experience than you might ordinarily find in the Super Luxury Class, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet may be a perfect fit. After bringing the coupe back to the S-Class portfolio from under the CL banner for 2015, Mercedes unveiled its first S-Class convertible since 1971 with the the S-Class Cabriolet a year later as a 2017 model.

Buick Cascada offers top-free driving fun with room for four

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 24, 2018) I have owned only three in my life, and I don’t own one now, but convertibles still remain my favorite kind of car. You can bet that if I ever win the lotto (hard to do when you don’t buy a ticket) one of my first purchases will be a convertible/cabriolet/droptop as a “second” car.

Pickup buyers shouldn't overlook 2018 Ram 1500

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 18, 2018) One afternoon some time back I was sitting in an establishment enjoying an adult beverage and happened to be overhear a couple of guys discussing pickup trucks. For the record, it wasn’t that I was eavesdropping. It’s just that we were the only people there save for the bartender, and it wasn’t a very big bar.

Infiniti QX80 gets new look with exterior refirnements for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(May 7, 2018) If you had gone by what was being said about them a decade or so ago, you would have thought that full-size SUVs, like the dinosaurs that provide them the fuel to run on, would be extinct by now. High fuel prices gave even those consumers who had a legitimate need for such a big vehicle reason to pause and rethink their potential purchase.

Hyundai Accent no longer available as hatchback, but new sedan is a gem

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 27, 2018) The Hyundai Accent moves into its fifth generation with the introduction of the 2018 model with the big change being the elimination of the hatchback version of this well-equipped and under-appreciated economy car. The Accent is now available only in sedan form, but that should serve the market well.

200 is gone, but Chrysler 300 continues to thrive in full-size sedan segment

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 24, 2018) Chrysler may have pulled the plug on its midsize 200 sedan after the 2017 production run because of lagging sales, but the company’s full-size 300 sedan remains a viable competitor in its class.

Though sales of the 300 were off just under 14 percent for the first quarter of 2018 compared to a year earlier, March numbers showed a significant jump of 25 percent over the same month in 2017, making it only one of 10 in its segment to show an increase for the month.

Super luxury at its finest abounds in 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG S65 sedan

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 8, 2018) Mercedes-Benz has added a new, V6-powered base model to its S-Class portfolio with the S450 making its debut for 2018, and I’m sure it’s a great car as is typical of just about anything and everything that comes off the German automaker’s assembly line. But if you really want to get a feel for what the S-Class is all about, you need to check it out after the engineers in the AMG department get their hands on it.

BMW 5-Series gets electrified for 2018

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(April 4, 2018) The BMW 530e is pretty much a smaller version of the BMW 740e that I reviewed a couple of weeks ago, and I have the same issue with the 530e, a new plugin hybrid for 2018,  that I did with the 740e. I just don’t “get” the infatuation with plugin hybrids that deliver minimal mileage on electric power only.

BMW 740e gives buyers opportunity for plug-in power in a luxury sedan

By Paul Borden
MotorwayAmerica.com

(March 22, 2018) If your concept of a plugin hybrid vehicle is a little econobox with the styling flair of a Model T, then we have a surprise for you. BMW now offers a plugin hybrid version of its top-of-the-line 7 Series sedan.