Autopolis

The cars we loved.

1981 -1988 Volkswagen Passat: From Bold to Bland


  For long time car watchers, seeing a particular model evolve can be fun. For Volkswagen’s Passat, the current model would seem down right alien to anyone shopping for the … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

2017 Lincoln Continental: The Flagship Returns


The Ford Motor Company has teased a new Continental a few times since the last ones were sold back in 2002. In the 15 or so years since that last … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Wrong With: Chrysler


This series of What’s Wrong With could have been made just for Chrysler. For much of my life Chrysler has been in some kind of financial trouble. My first awareness of … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Honda Civic: Mojo Restored


Every since it became my first car, I have always been partial to the Honda Civic. In the recent past there was little reason to be excited. Sure they had … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whats Wrong With: Nissan


  There was a time when the name Nissan (or Datsun before it) stood for performance and attitude. Even as far back as the late ’70s it was known for … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

2008 – Current Dodge Challenger Superbird: Missed Flight


This is the time of year when many Americans swell with nationalistic pride. As the birthplace of the pony and muscle car (or super car as they were called back … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Scion iA: The Late To the Party


Have you ever attended a party where the person who made it worth going to arrived late and just before the lights went out and doors closed? That’s the curious … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Reflections on the Best Car I’ve Ever Owned


A few years ago, I started this blog in an attempt to write something about every car I’ve ever liked, from my first fond memories to now. More than five years and … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

1993-1997 Eagle Vision:From Michigan to Italy and Back


The ideal of the sports sedan has come a long way in America since the days of the first Chevy Lumina Eurosport and Dodge Lancer GTS. The arrival of the … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

1975-1987 Pontaic Acadian: Three Makes a Crowd


If you are old enough, you might remember the Chevrolet Chevette. It was one of my favorite small cars while growing up in the ’80s. That was before the Civic … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment