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Drive This, Not That: 2014 Tesla Model S vs. Cadillac ELR Electrolux

Electric cars have never been more relevant, more livable and more appealing, and in the case of the Cadillac ELR and the Tesla Model S, more luxurious. The ELR and the Model S are quite differently packaged—the Caddy is a two-door four-seater, while the Tesla is a plus-sized hatchback with up to seven seats. That itself may determine which is best for you, but unless you have kids or a carpool—and let’s face it, queens, few of us do—I would recommend the Cadillac if you want to cushify your emissions-free commute.


Drive This, Not That: 2015 Chrysler 200S AWD vs. 2015 Subaru Legacy

Very few companies have ever tried to take on Subaru, one of the gay community’s all-time favorite car brands, in the arena of all-wheel drive sedans, but since Chrysler decided to wade into the all-wheel drive sedan pool with its sleek new 200 sedan this year, I figure it’s time for a quick face-off.


2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550: 60-Second Car Review

Some cars make me feel mischievous, while some make me feel badass. And some, like this week’s Mercedes-Benz SL550 test car, make me feel rich. Like, Beverly Hills housewife rich. Black Amex rich. Bathtub-full-of-icees-rich. My-200-foot-yacht-is-currently-docked-in-Monte-Carlo rich.

Pride Rides: We Rank the 10 Gayest Cars of 2015

What are the most popular cars among the LGBT community? Miatas, Wranglers, BMWs, Fiat 500s? None of the above, actually. Yep, according to a 203 IHS survey of 3 million self-reported LGBT consumers, we buy basically the same automotive appliances everybody else buys, with our Top 5 list comprised of the Ford F-150, the Honda Accord, the Chevy Silverado, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Civic.


60-Second Car Review: 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

By now, you may have heard that diesels are back in force and better than ever. Coincidentally, the VW Golf is back—all-new for 2015!—and is also better than ever. Put these two together, and you have a very, very appealing combination. Read more...

Drive This, Not That: 2014 BMW 228i M Sport vs. Audi A3 2.0T Quattro

Our last “Drive This Not That” feature pitted the beautiful Audi S7 against BMW’s 650i Gran Coupe, and Audi won that matchup on account of its mix of sex appeal, performance, practicality and (relative) value. This time, BMW edges out its Audi competitor on the sheer emotionality it brings to the entry-luxury segment.

Drive This, Not That: 2014 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe vs. 2014 Audi S7

Winner: 2014 Audi S7

Like most gays, I love BMWs. And the saucy, muscular 650i Gran Coupe is the BMW equivalent of speedo-clad Joe Manganiello emerging from a tropical lagoon…yeah, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eatin’ crackers.

60-Second Car Reviews: 2014 Porsche Boxster

Everyone I know loves the yummy Porsche Cayman. And nearly everyone I know loves convertibles, especially in our sun-drenched locales. So it’s confounding to me that people do not love the Cayman roadster. It’s probably because—and only because—it’s called the Boxster, which was once regarded as the poor man’s Carrera. And no one—especially we image-conscious gays—want to be seen in a poor man’s anything.


60-Second Car Review: 2014 Chevrolet SS, What Tom of Finland Would Drive

If you like muscles, and you like cars, well, we’re gonna get along great. And we’d both probably agree that the big brute Chevrolet SS sport sedan is a decadent delight. 

It’s Chevy’s flagship car, with rear-wheel drive, polished wheels, fat tires and a big stonkin’ V-8 with a delicious exhaust rumble that hearkens back to the olden days of American car glory.

60-Second Car Review: 2015 Chrysler 200

I’m a sucker for a pretty face. And with its clean grille and Audi A5-like LED running lights, the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200’s face definitely qualifies as a pretty.

The 200 has a good body and great ass, too, if I may go there. But it’s more than beautiful on the outside; it’s spacious and stylish on the inside, too, especially in high-zoot “200C” form, which contains top-stitched leather and artfully bent wood veneers evocative of the famous lounge chair designed by Charles Eames in the 1940s.

Among my favorite features are a gorgeous floating instrument cluster with backlighting—I’m all about good lighting—a clever center console with sliding cupholders, and the availability of 3G wifi connectivity.