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Author: Philip Mitchell

It's no secret that the world of SUVs is exploding. So many new models are hitting the streets each year and many more are being restyled. One of those SUVs that's been around from awhile now is the Audi Q7 the largest SUV from Audi...

The Mercedes SL has been an iconic roadster since its introduction in the 1950s. Many of those early versions will cost you well over $1,000,000 today. The one I'm highlighting today is the R129 body style, which was built from 1989 to 2002. I always...

In this episode we put the new for 2018 Ford Expedition Limited MAX to the test. Find out what's new and how it compares to the Chevrolet Suburban/Yukon XL.       Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now streaming on Amazon and YouTube. You can...

On this episode we get behind the wheel of the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. Find out what options are worth choosing and which ones to skip. Plus, is it better than its Miata cousin? Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about...

In this episode we head down a portion of Route 66 to take an in depth look at the 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird. Find out how the car has held up over the years and what they are worth today.     Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive,...

The level of luxury people expect from a Mercedes S-Class is essentially second to none. An expected combination of materials, comfort, and technology come together to make your journey much more pleasant. The highest level of S-Class adds the name "Maybach" to the mix. In...

The BMW X3 is all new for 2018. We take a spin in the new performance version, the M40i, and see if it has what it takes.     Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now streaming on Amazon and YouTube. You can also follow...

I got a chance to test out the 2018 Tesla Model 3 and find out if it lives up to the hype.   Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now streaming on Amazon and YouTube. You can also follow this blog on Apple News.   This Blog...

What happens when you put the 707 hp engine from the Dodge Challenger/Charger Hellcat models in the Jeep Grand Cherokee? We aim to find out with this test drive of the Trackhawk.     Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now...

The first day of March is almost here and that means it's about time to wrap up winter. If you are like me, the winter blues are in desperate need of a cure. I think the best way to cure the blues is to drive...

It's time to dive back into my series detailing family cars that pack a punch of power. The Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG was my first pick to begin the series last fall. I'm focusing on vehicles that match the following criteria: lots of horsepower, 0-60 in...

If you remember the final outing of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, you remember a movie called Die Another Day, which in my opinion wasn't the best for the franchise. If you are even the slightest car enthusiast you will remember the Aston Martin V12...

By now you've probably heard about the lengthy process wannabe Ford GT owners around the world had to go through in order to obtain their new cars. The fact that you could afford one was actually pretty low on Ford's list of requirements. Ford describes...

The Buick Enclave has had a major redesign for the 2018 model year. Find out what's changed and how it stacks up against the competition in the ever expanding world of SUVs.   Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now...

2018 is the final year for the Ford Focus RS. Lots of last years options are now standard and the production is very limited. Find out all the details and what it's like to drive in this episode.   Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a...

The Mercedes-Benz GLS is sort of new for 2017. It has a new name and some new styling elements. We want to know if it's the best choice for a luxury 3 row SUV.   Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars,...

The iconic Ford Mustang is getting a refresh for 2018. See what's new and what's improved in this episode.       Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now streaming on Amazon and YouTube. You can also follow this blog on Apple News. This Blog is made possible...

We've been hearing about Lamborghini's return to the SUV world since the Urus concept debuted about 5 years ago. Well, today is the day. The company unveiled the production version of the SUV and it is stunning. I was a big fan of the concept...

After plenty of rumors and teasing, BMW is unveiling the 2019 i8 Roadster at the LA Auto Show. I've been a big fan of the i8 for quite awhile now even though some people feel it falls into a love it or hate it category. The...

It's true the Lexus RX will now have the option for a third row seat. The popularity of SUVs and the tweaking of models continues with Lexus at the LA Auto Show which is kicking off this week. The RX350L and the RX450hL will soon...

We go for a morning drive in the newest addition to the Range Rover lineup, the 2018 Range Rover Velar. This particular one is the R-Dynamic HSE with most of the option boxes ticked. We'll find out if it lives up to the hype and...

Late last night after unveiling their new semi truck, Tesla introduced its 2nd generation Roadster and the numbers are staggering. Tesla is calling it an all-electric record setting supercar. It will do 0-60 in 1.9 seconds and 0-100 in 4.2 seconds. The specific top speed wasn't...

Over the weekend the team at Chevrolet unveiled the latest version of the Corvette. The new ZR1, which will now hold the crown as the most powerful Corvette ever produced. The last ZR1 was sold from 2009 to 2013 and featured a 638 hp V8....

Join us as we take the final year of the Land Rover LR4/Discovery 4 both on and off road. See why it's the perfect combination of old school and new school Land Rover.     Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is...

Find out how to solve a battery issue and see what it costs to maintain a Maserati Ghibli S Q4 for the first few years of ownership including tires.     Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now streaming on Amazon and YouTube. You can...

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 is a unique and special sedan. But is it the best choice for a mid-size sports sedan? We'll find out in this episode.   Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now streaming on Amazon and YouTube. You can also...

The Audi A7 was one of the first vehicles in the 4-door coupe craze that started over a decade ago when the Mercedes-Benz CLS was first introduced. Audi has kept the A7 looking pretty much the same since its release in 2012. Now they are adding...

One of my all-time favorite Bond cars is the BMW 750iL, which plays a major part in the 1997 Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies". I think part of the reason it's one of my favorites is because he drives the car with his cell phone....

The Range Rover Sport is getting a few updates for the 2018 and 2019 model years. The change for 2018 includes a few slight updates to the exterior styling but the main thing is the Touch Pro Duo. This gives you the two touch screens...

We take a look at the Range Rover Evoque with its concept car looks and luxury features. The big question is does it live up to its Range Rover badge? Watch this episode to find out.   Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series...

After recent changes among the German flagship sedans, it is Lexus' turn to make some changes of their own with their new 2018 LS. With all the constant chatter about SUVs ruling the day, companies like Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, and Audi are really upping the...

Last fall I wrote an article about the latest iteration of the Discovery from Land Rover. I love the Discovery 4, or LR4, so much that I will be featuring one of the last models in an upcoming episode. The new Discovery has been called...

We head to the redwood forest and the coast of Northern California to test the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe. Does it live up to its muscle car roots? We'll find out. Photos/Video Courtesy: Phil's Morning Drive Phil’s Morning Drive, a web series about cars, is now...

The Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the biggest events of the year for the European auto companies and this year we've seen plenty of unveilings. I previously wrote an article about the possibility of another new SUV from BMW that would be the largest...

I'm having a bit of crisis these days and it is connected to the electric car of the future and the gasoline powered car of the past and present. I recently got to spend 8 hours behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S P100D, which...