It’s always fun to get a few friends together and hit the trails with whatever off-roader you have access to. We loaded up and headed out to Hidden Falls Adventure Park near Marble Falls, Texas to get dirty and see what our mostly stock vehicles could do. Our group consisted of two 2nd generation Ford Raptors, my 100% stock 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, a mildly modded Jeep Gladiator Sport, a very heavily built Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited, and a little Subaru Forester that somehow kept up with a lot of what the rest of us did in our bigger off-roaders. This is some of the most fun I’ve had behind the wheel in a very long time, and I gained a new respect for what all these vehicles can do pretty much right out of the box.
The automotive enthusiast community has been on fire lately with anti-SUV drivel. There have been countless articles on various automotive big-name blogs asking the community at large to do their part to stop the rise of the SUV simply because they aren’t exciting, and they aren’t enthusiast-oriented.
While this is true in many cases, there are some true performance SUVs on the market. One such vehicle is the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 powered Jaguar F-Pace SVR, which produces a staggering 550 horsepower and 502lb-ft of torque. Having spent a week behind the wheel of one over Christmas, I can tell you there isn’t a lick of boring anywhere in the F-Pace SVR driving experience.
I’ve been driving the @MercedesBenzUSA GLB 250 this week and they absolutely nailed this one. Perfect size for most, great engine, great driving experience, fantastic infotainment, tons of amenities and very comfortable. They are going to sell a lot of these. Well done, MB. pic.twitter.com/d4jJCLjUBu
I recently stopped by Porsche North Houston to check out a 981 Porsche Cayman S that had popped up for sale. I met Efan Hsu who first gave me a tour around the dealership and all their wonderful toys. Porsche North Houston is one part automotive showroom, and one part Porsche museum. There are so many incredible vehicles on display (all for sale) that your jaw will stay on the floor until long after you’ve left.
This is an extremely enthusiast-oriented dealership, and I cannot say enough nice things about Efan and the rest of the Porsche North Houston staff. They are the most welcoming and customer service oriented sales team I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Check out these beautiful machines of Porsche North Houston!