Author Archives: Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott is a freelance writer and photographer based out of Houston, TX, but her true home is her 1995 Toyota Hiace, parked out in the furthest reaches of the Mojave. She loves old terrible cars, tiny model trains, and rickety ancient airplanes.

2022 Lexus LX 600 First Drive: A Tale of Two SUVs

2022 Lexus LX 600 First Drive: A Tale of Two SUVs

The new 2022 Lexus LX 600 — the all-new one-stop-shop replacement for the Lexus LX 570 and Toyota Land Cruiser siblings — is finally here. It’s a welcome update to Lexus’s full size SUV platform; despite the outgoing model’s off-road prowess, the LX 570 is now old enough to be entering its freshman year of high school. When it debuted 14 years ago, it did so in a market nearly devoid of competitors approaching its abilities and comfort.

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2022 Subaru WRX First Drive: Heritage just isn’t enough

2022 Subaru WRX First Drive: Heritage just isn’t enough

As the affordable sports car market enjoys a revival of its glory days, with revived classics (Integra, anyone?) and entirely new sport-line nameplates in the $30,000-ish price range popping up seemingly weekly, it’s made it all that more challenging for manufacturers that have never given up on everyman performance to distinguish their offerings in this newly-crowded market. And so Subaru’s all-new 2022 WRX, now entering its twentieth year of American production, has a tougher job to do than virtually any of its legendary predecessors. Not only does it need to make a compelling case for itself against the new kids on the block, it has to appeal to those wistfully recalling the glory days of McRae blasting a Group A monster through Scottish forests.

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2022 Aston Martin DBX Review: A Vantage For Four

2022 Aston Martin DBX Review: A Vantage For Four

Since the inception of Porsche’s hugely successful Cayenne in 2003, the two-row luxury SUV market has exploded with offerings from every manufacturer with their toe in the six-digit waters. Rolls-Royce now offers the hyper-plush Cullinan. VAG’s Bentley and Lamborghini joined the fray with the staid Bentagya and hyper-masculine Urus, both based off the Audi Q8 platform, which itself offers a near-600-horsepower, canyon-carving-couch in the form of the RS Q8.

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2022 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Much more than nostalgia

2022 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Much more than nostalgia

Every automaker in recent years has been keen to repackage our nostalgia for classic sports cars for a new generation. The resurgence in throwback styling, the revival of long-discontinued nameplates, the callbacks to brand heritage on and off the track - they all acknowledge that we miss the long-gone days of fun, affordable cars that could commute five days a week and carve canyons on the weekends. And, with the Gen X’ers that grew up idolizing the sports icons of the 80s finally possessing the cash - or credit - to dictate new model offerings, manufacturers at last have an incentive to bring back the days of yore.

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