A Milestone

Just before the end of last year, Automotive Views (AV) reached an important landmark; well, it’s important to a blog of this nature anyway…one hundred thousand visitors, a small number to popular blogs, but considerably relevant to me. I rarely get to update AV, once a month is usually all I manage. I keep wishing … More A Milestone

Because 30 Year Old, 500 bhp Military Bricks are Cool

When I think of good, effective off roaders a few names immediately come to mind: Land Cruiser, Range Rover, and of course Geländewagen. Bit lost on that last one? I’m talking about the Mercedes G-Wagen (now called the G-Class). Back in the early 70’s, Mercedes was working with Steyr-Daimler-Punch (the folks who made the Pinzgauer) … More Because 30 Year Old, 500 bhp Military Bricks are Cool

The Autobahn Dream

There are certain cars that absolutely transcend every single one of the narrow confines of this simplistic definition; these are more than machinery and function, design and esthetics; they are pinnacles of human achievement, masterpieces from the hands of geniuses that are able to perform a seemingly impossible task: create natural beauty by artificial methods. … More The Autobahn Dream

College Hostage

Where have you been? I’ve missed you!…Said no one ever. Well folks, I wish I could be adding more content to the blog but I’m a hostage of endless Master’s related headaches and demands who keep my slight car obsession severely neglected. Hopefully in a (relatively) short while I’ll be able to wrap this up … More College Hostage

Hop on the Bandwagon

Station wagons…until now they’ve had a – let’s say – not so glamorous reputation in the States; in fact I can hear some of my Americans friends yawning right now! Seen by a lot of people as nothing but family buses, attributes like sportiness are not something people in the US are particularly accustomed to associate them … More Hop on the Bandwagon

Taking a Break

Automotive Views is taking it’s usual little summer break this month and will be back in September with new articles from yours truly and new guest posts! As always, thank you for stopping by, the blog’s inbox (automotiveviews@gmail.com) is at your service, so keep in touch!   (Image credit: The World of Mercedes-Benz AMG)

Got 1.5 Million to Spend? I’ve Got Just the Thing…

Well not me exactly, the good people of Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale.  Rejoice in the magnificence that is the CLK GTR, Mercedes stylish weapon of mass destruction and object of desire for the super rich, discerning car collector. So what exactly is this funny looking thing that makes you feel all tingly inside? Back … More Got 1.5 Million to Spend? I’ve Got Just the Thing…

New Opportunities

When I first heard that AMG had the thumbs up to design a whole car I was ecstatic. I was even crazier about the whole idea when I found out that it would be a successor (in spirit anyway) to the legendary 300 SL Gullwing, so my anticipation levels were pretty high…but I wasn’t worried … More New Opportunities

Great Cars for Under 10 Grand – X308 XJR, R129 SL 500 and 1st gen. Mustang

One of my favorite hobbies as a publicly assumed car addict is pretend shopping. It’s easy and if you’re anything like me it will keep you busy and semi-happily daydreaming for hours, away from pesky day-to-day punishments like work or studying. You give yourself a budget (or not if you wanna play the millionaire version), … More Great Cars for Under 10 Grand – X308 XJR, R129 SL 500 and 1st gen. Mustang

Great Cars for Under 20 Grand – Mercedes Benz E500, BMW M3 (e46) and BMW M5 (e39)

Lately I’ve been looking for a new car, but of course, when I say “new” I really mean used and when I say “looking for” I put the emphases on the “looking” part because from wanting to having there’s a a tiny little difference…real small. Well, huge actually. But anyway, I feel confident in my … More Great Cars for Under 20 Grand – Mercedes Benz E500, BMW M3 (e46) and BMW M5 (e39)