Motivation: The 2018 Lexus LC 500h

Front 3/4 view of 2018 Lexus LC 500h
The 2018 Lexus LC500h.
There are many cars that I can admire for their beauty alone.  Most are classics.  The first one I can remember is the original 1961 Jaguar E-Type.  My father pulled over on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood one evening so five-year-old me could press his nose against the glass of Hornburg Jaguar's showroom and marvel. 


Improving The Breed: The 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring FWD

Front 3/4 view of 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring
2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring.
Regular TireKicker readers know of our fondness for Mazda...the company that, as we've been saying since our founding in 2008, doesn't build a single bad car.  In fact, it builds all great cars, a secret that needs to spread beyond enthusiasts and automotive journalists.  But despite its excellence, Mazda continues to make yearly improvements to its machines, rather than waiting three years for mid-cycle refreshes.