Satire, POTUS and compact off-roaders
When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
In the Future, People Will Be Nostalgic For CUVs
Jack Baruth, Road and Track
"Here we go. Like it or not, the plain fact of the matter is that one day you will see people getting nostalgically excited about the current Hyundai Tucson. And the Toyota Highlander. And the Chevrolet Equinox.
Yes, it’s true. These nearly identical four-cylinder plastic boxes will eventually get their American Graffiti moment. There will be gifted writers and film makers who will skillfully mine deep wells of longing for the Nissan Pathfinder SV and the Buick Envision. It’s going to happen. You cannot stop it..."
Read the whole column here.
BMW M2 vs Audi RS3Henry Catchpole, Carfection
Ex-EVO journalist Henry Catchpole is now comparing cars on Carfection – formerly known as XCAR – with the same immaculate British diction as before. His latest video pits the rear-wheel drive BMW M2 against the all-wheel drive Audi RS3 on some typically beautiful UK roads. Who comes out on top?
Our Favourite American Presidential LimousinesBryan Campbell, Gear Patrol
"Politics is a fraught subject, but it’s pretty simple from an automotive point of view: what vehicle does the president use as their everything-proof limousine? Since it’s President’s Day weekend, it’s a perfect time to take a moment and reflect on some of the greatest Presidential limos of all time..."
Renault Megane reviewRichard Porter, Sniff Petrol
"A gearlever, even one needed only to slap the transmission into drive, should feel sturdy and precise, giving a suggestion that it’s linked to the finest mechanical parts, built to millimicron tolerances and swathed in a liquid gossamer of delicate oils to create a high quality piece of engineering that will last for an eon.
The Megane’s lever does not hint at any of this. It’s light and flimsy and suggests that the mechanism below is made of thin plastics pinned together by people who don’t give a toss..."