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Driving the 2016 Buick Cascada Convertible – I’m in Love!

I know, I know, this car is an GM Europe Opel Development, and produced in GM's Poland facilities, It's not perfect in fit and finish and uses quite a few carry-over parts from the GM parts bin, but man, I really do love this car a lot. The exterior design is gorgeous, dynamic and sophisticated, fresh and young, yet not ...

2016 Mazda MX5 Grand Tourer – Back to Basics in a way

Text and Photos by Cor Steenstra As you may or may not know, I used to work for Mazda Design in their European R&D center. I joined the team from Mercedes-Benz at the start of 1991, just after Mazda had introduced the MX5 in Europe, Miata in the US. Of course I ended up owning one, a British Racing Green version with ...

VW Beetle TDi Convertible

The 2015 VW Beetle TDi is a very elegant and fun wolf in sheeps clothing kind of car. You can use it to comfortably cruise along the coast or through the mountains, but it also is there when you really need to step on it to move into lanes on a freeway, or when you just want to let your hair down driving on a fun road at ...

2014 Nissan 370Z Convertible

[singlepic id=16371 w=640 h=480 float=center] Text Cor Steenstra, photos Jaap Dijkshoorn / Edward Breedveld-fwdmotiontv We were very lucky with the California weather when we had this 2014 Nissan 370Z Convertible on loan. We had plenty of opportunity to drive it with the top down, on local roads and even on the ...

New Updated Version 2.2 on our iBook on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette StingRay

We have updated out first iBook publication on the iTunes Bookstore. We have a new chapter on the Corvette Stingray Convertible, featuring all the photography and videos available. The upgrade is free for current owners of the book. We have also added our own photography of the car plus some action shots we ...

2013 VW Beetle TDI Convertible

[singlepic id=14868 w=640 h=480 float=center] Photos by Cor Steenstra The Beetle TDI uses the company’s 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine that makes 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The car has an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 28 mpg city and 41 mpg highway when ...

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

[singlepic id=14332 w=640 h=480 float=center] Photos by Cor Steenstra The latest Beetle has been an instant success for Volkswagen since it went on sale in September 2011 as a 2012 model. And that success will continue with the introduction of the Beetle Convertible, the sportiest and most dynamic version of the iconic ...