My Car Quest

September 23, 2020

The Cadillac Allante: Almost a Home Run and Dirt Cheap Now

by Wallace Wyss - General Motors trusts its designers. But there are those rare moments when higher management says "Why don't we try someone else with this new design?" When that happens there is a lot of resentment back at the GM Design Center … [Read more...]

Editorial: The Pros and Cons of Retro Styled Cars

by Wallace Wyss - At first glance you think "well, why not--that old design had a lot of fans." Or you can come up with an all new shape, spend $100 million, and it's a dud. I could mention the Mercury Mercur but I might well as mention all … [Read more...]

Design Critique: Bentley Bacalar

by Wallace Wyss - The Bentley Bacalar, a limited-edition model, had been set for an unveiling at the Geneva motor show, but once the show was cancelled, it had to make its debut live on Bentley's YouTube channel. They touted the fact that … [Read more...]

Design Critique: 2021 Nissan Ariya SUV

by Wallace Wyss - OK I am giving in, retiring my oft-heard comment "They'll never make a good looking SUV." For one thing the Range Rover I think is neat and clean and even the Ford Explorer that copies it is starting to look good. But I … [Read more...]

Design Analysis: Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

A muscle convertible from the Three Pointed Star. by Wallace Wyss - Whereas once a Mercedes 300SL Roadster drew all the looks away from other foreign cars, in recent years there haven't been Mercedes roadsters that were as daring as that … [Read more...]

Driving Impression: 2020 Mazda CX30 SUV

by Wallace Wyss - Photos by Richard Bartholomew and Wallace Wyss - The trouble with being an enthusiast is if you're married to someone who is let's say, less than enthusiastic about fast driving than you are. So that leaves out cars with … [Read more...]