Peter Hubbard

Honda Civic Si delivers flawless performance, great price

By Peter A. Hubbard


MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 27, 2017) If you’re like the majority of us 99-percenters, you have champagne tastes but are hobbled by a bank account that requires you live on a beer budget, or an occasional white wine every now and then.  But now we can all take heart. We may not be able to afford a brand new Corvette or Porsche — much less a Ferrari or Aston Martin — but for those of us with a need for speed, the new 2017 Honda Civic Si just might provide an affordable solution. 

New Mazda MX-5 RF continues to excite roadster fans



By Peter Hubbard
MotorwayAmerica.com

(November 20, 2017) Writers — even auto writers — need a spark of inspiration every so often, to get their motors running and creativity flowing.  But for this review, lack of inspiration will not be an issue.  After all, if you can’t get inspired after a weeklong fling with a Mazda MX-5 Miata, you may be brain dead … or possibly German. 

Ford F-150 named Truck of Texas by TAWA

By Peter A. Hubbard


MotorwayAmerica,com

(October 29, 2017) AUSTIN, Texas — Once the dust had settled after two days of hard driving on pastures and hillside gravel  at the Longhorn River Ranch west of Austin, the 2018 F150 emerged as the 2018 Truck of Texas, as voted on by some 75 members of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). 



Infiniti QX60 impresses with style, handling and high-tech options

By Peter Hubbard


MotorwayAmerica.com

(August 4, 2017) Step into the “Way Back” time machine with me, and return if you will to 1990.  It’s a wild and crazy time for the Japanese automakers, as Toyota, Honda and Nissan have all decided that in order to keep the aging and increasingly affluent Baby Boomers coming back for more, they need to start new luxury channels. 

Acura's MDX sport utility evolves into attractive 2017 edition

By Peter Hubbard
MotorwayAmerica

(July 8, 2017) When it comes to the mid-size luxury crossovers, Acura is not exactly a newcomer to this “card game.”  After all, they’ve been players in this market with 3-seat, 7-passenger models since 1996.  Well, to be fair, the first model they offered — the 1996 Acura SLX — was actually a rebadged and thinly disguised Isuzu Trooper. 

Fiat uses assist from Mazda to revive its iconic 124 Spider

By Peter Hubbard 


MotorwayAmerica

(June 25, 2017) While test driving a silver Fiat 125 Spider convertible a few weeks ago I had more than one person stop me and inquire about the cute little car.  Most thought it was quite a novelty, since at this point in time there are so few on the roads.
 

Honda Civic marks 45 years on America's roads

By Peter Hubbard



MotorwayAmerica

(June 24, 2017) Can anyone out there remember a time when there were NO Honda Civics puttering along America’s highways and byways?  If you can, you have to be at least 50 years old or older?  Why?  Because Honda Civics have been purring along our nation's highways and byways since July 11, 1972 — 45 years ago next month.

Mazda bakes sports car DNA into its CX-9 flagship crossover



By Peter A. Hubbard 

MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 19, 2017) When you drive an automaker’s flagship model you expect it to impress. You expect excellent fit and finish on the body, seating that fits like a glove, and an abundance of safety, luxury and convenience features throughout. You also anticipate crisp and accurate steering, a supple suspension, boffo braking, and a good deal of zip when you poke the throttle as you’re passing that semi … and make that urgent “call” down to the engine room requesting more power. 

Lexus IS 350 turns into a grown-up sports sedan after 16 years 




By Peter Hubbard
MotorwayAmerica.com

(June 12, 2017) For those who recall a time long, long ago and far, far away … when cigarette advertising was still legal on network TV, a certain cigarette company tried to lure women into switching to their thin, slim brand of cancer-causing tobacco product with the advertising tag line “… You’ve come a long way, baby!”

Dodge Durango R/T a very attractive SUV package

By Peter Hubbard




MotorwayAmerica

(June 7, 2017) Remember when all SUVs were big brawny beasts — truly providing both SPORT and UTILITY?  

If not, just jump into the old “Way-Back Time Machine” with me and venture back to the 80’s, and you’ll quickly encounter a whole slew of big old rear-drive SUVs (most even with 4x4 talent) like the Chevy K-5 Blazer, full-size Ford Bronco, the Dodge Ramcharger and Jeep Grand Wagonner.