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Wednesday
Aug192015

2015 Lexus NX200t

2015 Lexus NX200t - F Sport Series 2

2.0 L 4 Cyl Turbocharged 235 HP with 6 Speed Automatic Transmission

Nebula Grey Pearl with Rioja Red Nu Luxe

The photo gallery/slide show of the NX200t...Click

The NX really caught our attention at this year's Toronto auto show. It was a moment of, its smaller than an RX, its different, edgy, and from our perspective cool.

We know that styling is a personal choice, and the NX makes a strong statement that is either endearing, or almost a complete turn off. We think its young, edgy, refreshing, original, while reinforcing Lexus styling cues. The NX attracts praise and brickbats for its styling.

Yes..the grille on the F Sport is immense.

We have to mention that on the street everyone becomes aware of the NX200t this vehicle does not go unnoticed.

The interior is refreshing in Rioja Red, with attention to detail, contrast stitching, aluminum inserts in the dash, console, and door panels. The Nu Luxe material has a better feel, and finish than most leather that is currently available in vehicles. In this price segment Nu Luxe is a great choice.

While making a compelling styling statement too...complementing the exterior.

The front seats are comfortable, the heads up display is cool, the sound system is great. You expect all of this in a Lexus. As well as a full complement of features, from navigation, satellite radio, back up camera, parking sensors, power seats, blind spot monitoring, to name a few. The controls for the various functions in the center of the dash could be more intuitive than the myriad of buttons which are not as easy to quickly interpret.

The removable vanity mirror in the console is a thoughtful consideration.

Rear seat leg room is adult sized, the rear cargo area is adequate considering the size of the NX. Yes...the power tailgate is very convenient, and expected on a Lexus.

You can configure your own NX...here.

The drive...

You expect a Lexus to be smooth, seamless, and refined, the NX does not disappoint. We had reservations about the 4 cylinder, which were quickly dispelled. This engine has adequate power, the 6 speed automatic is responsive and well calibrated. In Sport + mode the NX takes on a decidedly more aggressive behavior, we alternated between Eco and Sport+ in our use.

Its a utility vehicle with a solid and confidence inspiring behavior on smooth and broken pavement, with good steering feel, and surprisingly strong brakes. Quiet on the highway with a reasonable reserve of power, and a seamless adaptive cruise control, and braking action if anyone suddenly pulls out in front of you.

The back up camera actually shows the rear bumper which is rare; most back up camera applications simply show the green, orange, red lines.

If you are considering a luxury CUV, and we agree there are several choices. The NX is new, the styling is unique, the interior is appealing, the drive is smooth. Make it a point to experience the NX you will be surprised, and it will recalibrate your decision parameters.

Strada Talking Points

  • Original styling
  • Great Interior
  • Smooth, confidence inspiring
  • Good power from a 4 cylinder
  • Vanity mirror in the console

The quick review

 

 

 
Monday
Jul272015

2015 Camaro SS Convertible

2015 Camaro SS Convertible - Commemorative Special Edition

6.2L V8 400 HP with 6 Speed Automatic Transmission

Red Hot with Adrenaline Red and Black Leather

The photo gallery/slide show of the Camaro...Click

We had not experienced a Camaro in some time. Its interesting to spend a few days with a convertible and an automatic transmission.

This tester is very red, with in your face street presence. We have a myriad of vehicles in our driveway at different times. This very red Camaro is the one that elicited a comment "Love that car" from one of our neighbours.

Compared to the one we had a few years ago, the grille is refreshed with a more appealing headlight treatment. Now there is a center screen in the dash. The wheels on this tester from our perspective are nicer too.

The power bulge on the hood with the functional vent...its iconic, nostalgia, just plain cool.

The interior is well executed with a good choice of materials, and contrast stitching. The front seats are power adjustable, and very comfortable, the rear seat is strictly for occasional use. Good sound system, manual HVAC, with the iconic gauges on the console, the center screen has a navigation system, as well as a back up camera which is useful. Its a convertible, the trunk is diminutive.

The softop is easy to operate, although a little slow to open or close with a manual lock at the windshield.

You can configure your own Camaro...here.

Its a convertible, its a Camaro with 400 HP, and an automatic transmission with paddle shifts. It should be a fun car...it absolutely does not disappoint...its a seriously fun open top Camaro.

Very solid for a convertible even on our favorite broken pavement road, and obvious there is some additional road noise with the top up which is expected with a convertible.

The drive...

Strong performance with superior acceleration, a smooth highway cruiser with authoritative passing power. Good steering feel although from our perspective it could have a heavier feel, strong Brembo brakes, well calibrated automatic transmission with authoritative shifts when required.

Its summer...put the top down...seek out your favorite winding road, put the shifter in manual mode, adjust the HUD (heads up display) to see which gear you are in and go a pleasant drive.

Totally cool experience with the paddle shifts, especially on down shifts with the engine rev matching and positive shifts to set up an apex. This car will forcefully instigate you to get exuberant, while inspiring confidence especially in tight turns.

You probably don't need a Camaro convertible as a daily driver. Do you want one on a wonderful summer day to enjoy with the top down...yes you do its a priceless experience.

Strada Talking Points

  • In your face street presence
  • Strong V8 with 400 HP
  • Solid structure
  • Responsive paddle shift
  • Motoring fun with the top down

The quick review

 

Thursday
Jul162015

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ

5.3 L V8 355 HP with 6 Speed Automatic Transmission

Crystal Red with Jet Black Leather

The photo gallery/slide show of the Suburban...click.

We have always had through the years unique and memorable experiences with Suburbans. Needless to tell you we were looking forward to spending a few days with this new Suburban, and even take it on an extended road trip.

Did you know that Suburbans have been around since 1935?

From our road trip, its a phenomenal highway cruiser, with an exceptional adaptive cruise control.

Although its a personal choice we find the styling appealing especially the rear roof line and glass area. its unique and immediately sets this Suburban apart providing a distinct street presence. Yes...its big, Suburbans have always been big with a cavernous interior and 3 rows of seats.

The interior with leather seating surfaces, wood trim, contrast stitching ads a touch of luxury. The roof mounted screens of the entertainment system will make travelling with children or adults seeking entertainment an effortless experience. The power folding 3rd and rear seat are an appreciated convenience. Fold down the seats and the cargo area turns into an old school pick up with an 8 foot box.

Lets not forget the 4 inch screen in the instrument panel with classic truck style gauges.

The retractable running boards are a wonderful feature, even if they are a little pricey.

All the features you expect are there, starting with a great sound system, sunroof, navigation, keyless entry, rear camera, blind spot and cross traffic monitor. In addition to heated and cooled front seats which are appreciated on a longer drive.

Do we have to tell you that rear seat leg room is abundant.

This tester had the "max trailering package" with the 2 speed transfer case, and 3.42 gears...agreed you need a low range in the transfer case to increase the versatility of any Suburban. Lets not forget the 22" wheels.

You can configure your own Suburban...here.

How does it drive...

Its big, its easy to manoeuvre in tight spots, and it weighs 2,620 kilos, its a lot of truck and surprisingly easy to drive. It has an imposing presence in any parking area.

The electric power steering has a good on center feel, the brakes are certainly up to the task, the magnetic ride suspension is simply awesome on the highway. Its not a sport sedan, and you will not be seeking apexes with a Suburban. Although its more agile, than you would think or expect. The power is adequate accompanied by responsive shifts from the transmission.

On the highway it has surprising passing power, and immediately communicates that it can cruise all day in a quiet, comfortable, smooth fashion. The adaptive cruise control is a brilliant feature, and turned into the memorable part of our Suburban experience.

A Suburban has its own niche, cool factor, if you fit in the niche, and can use the versatility get one.

Strada Talking Points:

  • Unique and versatile "utility" vehicle
  • Appealing styling / strong street presence
  • Magnetic ride suspension
  • Power folding seats
  • Supreme highway cruiser

 The quick review

 

 

Wednesday
Jul082015

2015 Ram

2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn

3.0 L V6 Eco Diesel 240 HP with 8 Speed Automatic Transmission

Deep Cherry Red Pearl with Beige/Brown Cloth interior

The photo gallery/slide show of the Ram...click.

Although all pick ups have a bold grille, for some reason the Ram grille stands out more or makes a more emphatic statement. Because of the grille, the Ram has been capturing our attention for quite some time.

As you know diesel pick ups are usually the heavy duty work versions, with reasonable fuel economy when working, and poor when not working.

Agreed...there is a serious cool factor surrounding diesel pick ups. 

Where we anxious to spend a few days with this Eco Diesel Ram? Yes we were...

The Big Horn version has an appealing two tone cloth interior, with the theme carried over to the dash and door panels. This is one time where its refreshing not to encounter a leather trimmed interior. Cloth seats in a pick up...it works very well especially in a 2 tone combination.

The interior is spacious, the attention to details is very good, the front console is wide to quickly serve as a work area. The features compete with any luxury vehicle, while most folks with luxury vehicles probably do not realise that pick ups often have more convenience options than their cars. This Ram is bursting with a myriad of features, starting with navigation, impressive sound system, satellite radio, heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, power rear window, sunroof to name a few.

The controls on the 8.4 inch touch screen are intuitive.

Agreed pick ups are big, although with a rear camera, parking assist, blind spot monitors, the Ram immediately diminishes in size especially when negotiating tight spots.

You can configure your own Ram...here.

How does it drive?

The first thing that grasps the attention is the quietness of the diesel engine. Its very quiet, with a substantial rush of torque at low revolutions. This tester had the air suspension which makes it very smooth especially on the highway. In addition the suspension lowers the truck at highway speeds.

Lots of torque, smooth shifting 8 speed automatic, air suspension, reinforced by impressive fuel economy this truck quickly becomes endearing.

It handles likes a pick up, with a reasonable steering feel and good brakes, its all part of the driving a pick up experience. Obvious the transfer case has a low range, you would not expect anything less. As well this tester had the required skid plates for serious off road activity...just in case.

While experiencing this Ram, and reading that Mercedes-Benz is perhaps considering a pick up. The thought that M-B would probably have a pick up with a diesel, and a myriad of features, similar to this truck occured to us on a few occasions.

Agreed the pick up segment is hyper competitive, the diesel engine option in this Ram is over $4,000. but the cool factor is priceless. If you are seeking a light duty pick up with a diesel, we urge you to experience the Ram Eco Diesel.

Strada Talking Points

  • Quiet and economical diesel engine
  • Air suspension
  • All the features you expect
  • Great highway cruiser
  • Easy to maneuver in tight spots

 

 The quick review

 

 

Wednesday
Jun032015

2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Subaru Legacy Limited

2.5 L Boxer 4 Cylinder 175 HP with Lineartronic CVT

Lapis Blue Metallic with Beige Leather

The photo gallery/slide show of the Legacy...click

Subaru's have a precise driving quality that is unique to the brand. Although most cars drive well, Subaru's are several increments higher.

Last time we experienced a Legacy a few years ago, it was the preceding body style with a manual transmission. We were looking forward to experience the new Legacy which was voted the sedan of the year (below $30,000) by AJAC as well as having a 5 start safety rating from IIHS.

You could say that its a decorated car with compelling accolades.

The styling is what you expect from Subaru, conservative, subdued, while the bolder grille makes a stronger statement in identifying that it is a Subaru. The fastback roof line ads a touch of sportiness. This tester has a beige interior which is refreshing compared to the almost standard black interior of most press vehicles. Its well finished, the leather has a nice feel, with the wood paneling adding richness and sophistication to the overall look of the interior.

The mid size sedan segment is competitive, the Legacy rises to the occasion with a full complement of options, from power and heated front seats, sunroof, navigation, impressive sound system, automatic HVAC, folding rear seat backs to name a few.Complemented by the adult size rear seat leg room.

The interior makes you feel good, all in the conservative fashion that is part of its DNA.

The center of the dash screen is easy to use, and competitive with offerings in the segment.

Before we forget, and as if you did not know the Legacy is a rare standard AWD.

You can configure your own Legacy...here.

How does it drive?

Instantly communicates that its precise, with a reassuring composure and smoothness on the road. One comment was "It feels like a luxury car".

Needless to mention that on our favorite broken pavement, and twisty road the car never loses its composure while constantly inspiring confidence. You would not expect anything less from a Subaru. The steering is precise with a solid on centre feel, the brakes are good.

There is adequate power on surface streets as well as highway passing. Acceleration is sedate. The paddle shift emulates a 6 speed from the CVT transmission when upshifting and downshifting. If you prefer additional power there is the 6 cylinder version with 256 HP. Yes...like all Subaru's the faster you go with this Legacy the better it handles.

The EyeSight driver assist is simply awesome. The sensor is at the top of the windshield which is ideal for our climatic conditions, compared to being somewhere is the grille. You can adjust the distance from the steering control, and the car brakes by itself.

Its brilliant technology that literally needs to be experienced, set the distance, set the speed, the car will seamlessly maintain a constant distance from the vehicle in front, and brake to increase deceleration if required. Its impressively cool.

If you are considering a mid size sedan with the versatility of AWD; we urge you to experience the Legacy, and EyeSight.  Be assured that you will be impressed.

Strada Talking Points:

  • Inspires supreme confidence
  • Fresh styling with a bold grille
  • Well executed interior
  • EyeSight driver assist
  • 5 Star safety rating

 

 The quick review

 

 

Thursday
May282015

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport

2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T

2.0 L Turbo charged 4 Cylinder 245 HP with 6 Speed Automatic

Coast Blue Metallic with Black Leather

The photo gallery/slide show of the Sonata...click

Five years ago we had the then new Sonata for a few days. At the time we were impressed by the evocative styling, and mentioned that styling sells. In the ensuing years Sonata sales reinforced our thinking that styling sells. Subsequently we had an opportunity to do an extended road trip with a Sonata, again the car continued to impress.

Needless to say we were anxious to experience this restyled Sonata Sport with a turbo charged engine.

The Sonata was impressive five years ago, this new version is an appreciable improvement. Hyundai has made a diligent effort to reimagine the Sonata.

The grille is bolder, the headlamps and LED's reinforce the boldness of the grille, while the minimal rear spoiler complemented by the rear diffuser with the quad exhaust makes a statement. The side chrome moulding on the lower body is unique.

It upholds a solid street presence, even if there are a lot of Sonata's on the road.

The interior is truly a wow moment. How did such a sophisticated interior get into a Sonata? Its leather, contrast stitching, immense panorama roof, flat bottomed steering wheel its all good, and impressive. The layout of the dash is a quantum leap from the previous version. Although the dash cover comes across black, hard, and plastic.

Its well finished with a superior choice of materials for the price range. The front seats are comfortable, power, heated and ventilated. The controls are easy and intuitive, you expect a center screen, navigation, automatic climate control, satellite radio its all there. The sound system is impressive, and will capture your attention.

Rear leg room is ample for adults, the seat is heated, there are sunshades for the door glass, and vents is the console for the rear seat passengers. The seat backs fold down.

You can configure your own Sonata...here.

How does it drive?

The turbo charged engine deliver a rush of torque from low revolutions. Its impressive, and reinforces the styling, interior finishing, and strong value of the car. Especially if you have an appreciation for a bit more power.

This generates discreet acceleration on surface streets, accompanied by effortless passing on the highway.

The 6 speed automatic is well calibrated to the engine with precise shift points, while the paddle shifter permits manual shifts.

The steering and brakes are good, the suspension is firm (its a sport version) while the overall handling is reassuring. On our favorite stretch of road with broken pavement and several turns, the Sonata is composed and inspires confidence.

The mid size sedan segment is filled with exceptional vehicles, and very competitive. If you are considering a mid size sedan, make it a point to experience the Sonata Sport 2.0T especially if you appreciate an increase in power and torque. You will be pleasantly surprised by a myriad of features that you would not expect. While starting at $30,990 its a compelling value proposition.

This car will certainly provoke your thought process towards making a decision.

Strada Talking Points:

  • Refreshed iconic styling
  • Superb interior for the class
  • Immense Panorama roof
  • Great center of dash layout
  • The rush of torque

The quick review

 

 

Wednesday
May202015

2015 Durango R/T

2015 Dodge Durango R/T

5.7 L Hemi V8 360 HP with 8 Speed Automatic Transmission

Redline Pearl Metallic with Black Nappa Leather

The photo gallery/slide show of the Durango...Click.

The Durango does not attract a lot of attention. Its one more SUV among an increasingly wide choice. The same applies to us until we were offered to spend a few days with a Durango R/T.

Suddenly you notice the Durango.

The styling has a Detroit coolness of no chrome, which is unique and distinctive. It immediately ads several layers of character to the street presence.

The interior ads more character with 4 bucket seats, and a rear console.

At this point the Hemi under the hood is almost required to fully reinforce the character of this truck.

The Durango is not small, its right sized for a multi purpose SUV, with a third row seat.

The interior is surprisingly well finished, our tester had the optional Premium Nappa leather with red contrast stitching and again the 4 bucket configuration is a distinctive feature. As well as the 8.4 inch screen with U Connect and an impressive sound system. In addition to every comfort feature that you expect from power, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, navigation, sunroof, power tailgate, keyless entry, ventilation ducts in the headliner for the rear passengers,  to name a few.

The front seats are very comfortable.

All the features that you expect in a luxury SUV are present, this tester even had the well integrated optional DVD entertainment screens for the rear passengers.

This truck has a 2 speed transfer case. Yes...its got a Low range for off roading, for pulling a boat out of the water, and to simply have fun in more extreme conditions.

A cool truck oozing character with a Low range...its a serious SUV.

You can configure your own Durango...here.

How does it drive?

The seating position is high, the visibility is good all around, the lane change blind spot alert will warn you in a can't miss audible fashion.

You were wondering about the Hemi? Its has an authoritative V8 rumble, coupled to the 8 speed automatic there is no situation where there is a lack of power. With good starting acceleration, and excellent passing power on the highway.

The adaptive cruise control is seamless to the point that you would think its not working.

The steering feel, brakes, are what you would expect in an SUV with a 3rd seat. This truck will not encourage you to get exuberant in an on/off ramp environment. Its not a sport sedan...

If you are considering an SUV with a 3rd seat capability, while feeling that a low range and towing capability would increase the versatility of the ownership experience. Perhaps like us, the Durango did not grasp your attention. We urger you to make it a point to exprience a Durango R/T prior to finalising your decision.

Strada Talking Points

  • Unique styling cues.
  • 2 Speed transfer case and 3rd seat.
  • Hemi with 8 speed automatic.
  • Imperceptible adaptive cruise control.
  • 4 bucket seats

 The quick review

 

Monday
Mar302015

2015 Lincoln MKC

 

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 Ecoboost

2.3L 4 Cylinder Ecoboost 285 HP with 6 Speed Automatic Transmission

Platinum White with Ebony Leather Interior

The photo gallery / slide show of the MKC...Click

We have been captivated by the looks of the MKC for some time. Spending a few days with one merely reinforces that its an handsome, well proportioned compact utility.

With good street presence that often generates a second look. Especially in Platinum White.

Our tester is the top of the line 2.3 Ecoboost version with a myriad of options. Including an immense panorama roof.

The distinctive grille immediately communicates that its a Lincoln, and perhaps Matthew McConaughey is lurking from somewhere. 

From our perspective its "right sized" in the ever increasing CUV segment. Its not a full size, or a mid size, its the right size luxury urban utility.

The interior is well designed, and finished, with limited luxury touches. All the features and options are present, the THX sound system is very good, the heated and cooled front seats, back up camera, adaptive cruise control, heated steering wheel to name a few.

The center screen controls are relativey easy, and reasonably intuitive. The dash mounted gear selector is distinctive to Lincoln.

The front seats are comfortable and multi power adjustable as you would expect. The rear seat provides good leg room to accommodate adults, and obvious with folding seat backs to increase the cargo area.

The exterior puddle lighting with the Lincoln crest illuminated on the ground is quite cool.

You can configure the MKC...here.

The drive...

We had an opportunity to drive a few hundred highway kilometers. Its a smooth and relaxing highway cruiser, while the smart cruise control maintains a set distance from the vehicle ahead. On surface streets the engine has appreciable levels of torque that belies its 2.3 liters of displacement. Providing an interesting and endearing substantial torque moment for most situations. The shift algorithm of the transmission is finely calibrated with imperceptible shifts.

Between the back up camera, parking sensors, and cross flow traffic alert, navigating parking lots suddenly becomes a simpler task.

The steering feel, suspension tuning, brakes are calibrated for surface street and highway cruising, and comfort.

From our perspective in a competitive CUV segment the MKC holds its own, and is worth experiencing if you are considering a CUV.

Strada Talking Points:

  • Handsome Styling
  • Impressive Torque
  • Ample interior space
  • Superior highway cruiser
  • Effective use of technology

 

The short review

 

 

Monday
Mar232015

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX Elite

3.5L V6 290HP with 9 Speed Automatic Transmission

Basque Red Pearl with Ebony Leather

The photo gallery/slide show of the TLX...click

A few months ago we reviewed the outgoing TSX, a car that caught our attention.

We did not pass up the opportunity to spend a few days experiencing the replacement.

This TLX is bristling with technology, and impressed us. Its obvious that the folks at Acura sweated the details to have the various technology perform and function in a seamless fashion. 

Technology from tensioning seat belts if the stability program engages, a fast heating steering wheel, heated seats that turn on automatically just to name a few. In addition to the double screens in the center of the dash. Its a technology cool car.

You expect subdued, conservative styling from Acura, this TLX from our perspective flows smoothly, which again captures the attention of the owner if not passers by. The street presence is discreet, although it clearly conveys the message that its an Acura with the iconic grille.

The jewel eye LED headlamps are unique, and distinctive. While becoming a feature of the Acura brand.

The 5 Star safety rating reinforces that Acura engineered a solid, safe car.

The interior is well crafted for an entry level luxury car, the choice of materials is good, most panels have a pleasant tactile feel. The seats are confortable, and power adjustable, as you would expect. The premium sound system which is almost infinitely adjustable delivers a solid sound experience. The dual screens in the center of the dash from our perspective are a novel way to display the information that is usually on only one screen. The various controls and functions are easier, and intuitive when divided between 2 screens.

Rear seat leg room is adequate for adults. The rear seat folding seat back augments the versatility of the trunk space.

You expect a full complement of options, the TLX delivers. It was bitterly cold on a few morning and the automatic heated seats, and almost instant hot steering wheel where totally cool.

The drive...

Its an Acura, its solid, inspires confidence, the steering is precise, the brakes are good. The engine delivers a good level of performance accompanied by an authoritative growl at higher revolutions. The 9 speed transmission is smooth especially in the normal mode.

You can select various modes from normal, sport and sport plus. Sport from our perspective is the most attuned mode with increased responsiveness from the throttle and crisper shifts. The car provides excellent traction in snow, with quick and responsive, ABS, traction control, and stability program.

You can configure your own TLX...here.

This TLX is competent while inspiring confidence, with discreet technology that comes into play when required.

Strada Talking Points:

  • Pleasant flowing styling
  • 5 Star Safety Rating
  • Bristling with discreet technology
  • Dual screens
  • Responsive engine with 290 HP
  • Shift control on the console

  The quick review

 

 

 

Tuesday
Oct282014

2015 Jaguar F-Type

2015 Jaguar F-Type Roadster

3.0L V6 Supercharged 340 HP with 8 Speed Automatic Transmission

Red Metallic with Jet Black Performance Seats

The photo gallery/slide show of the F-Type...Click.

This F-Type captures the imagination, awakens the senses, exudes passion. We know that styling is a strong attraction, but when its combined with tradition, and passion it becomes an automotive aphrodisiac. 

The street presence is powerful, attracting constant attention, second, third looks, and gawkers. Generating constant wow moments for onlookers.

Jaguar is well versed in working with aluminum. They let their passion flow with the aluminum of this car.

We could keep on going...the styling of this car is superior to all the other roadsters in the segment. In our own deliberations..."would your rather have X or the F-Type" the F-Type always came out ahead.

The interior is well executed, with good materials, enhanced by contrast stitching. This tester had the optional performance seats which are phenomenal with their support and myriad adjustments...totally cool. The 380 watt Meridian sound system is not what you would expect, we would opt for the optional Meridian with double the watts. The round analog gauges are traditional while the center screen display is the modern touch. 

The recessing center vent provides a smoother dash when motoring with the top down and the climate control system turned off.

Its a wonderful snug roadster fit, you immediately become part of the car. The operation of the soft top is quick, efficient, and simple not having a cover once the top is opened.

How does it drive?

The V6 coupled to the speed shift 8 speed is a brilliant combination especially in sport mode. The shift algorithm is well thought out with quick shifts, while holding gears for the appropriate time especially in sport mode.

The exhaust sound is a feast for the senses, its almost an exhaust musical instrument reinforcing what the engine and transmission are doing. Obvious that with the top down this feast turns into a concert.

The car is quick, nimble, while constantly inciting towards exuberance. Its a fun roadster, with instant shifts when using the paddles which includes a blip of the throttle. The brakes are powerful, the steering is quick and precise. The suspension is firm while being compliant, always composed and reassuring.

The aluminum body, feels like a solid billet, even on broken pavement with no squeaks or rattles from a convertible.

Its a wonderful toy, especially with a lighter color interior than the all black of our tester. 

If you are seeking a roadster there are a few offerings although from our perspective none exude passion like the F-Type. Make it a point to experience an F-Type, the styling, the exhaust note, the ease of operation of the softop are a few features that will grasp your attention. 

Did we mention styling and passion...

The quick review