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Rocky Mountain Driving Experience 2013

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the CaddyEdge.com is at this year’s Rocky Mountain Driving Experience.

Unfortunately not a Cadillac in sight.

However, if you want to follow the goings-on, check out our related twitter feed at:

@UOWCars

for our latest ‘pico reviews’ of the cars at this year’s event.

2011 Chrysler 300C AWD

2011 Chrysler 300C AWD Gallery

Currently, Cadillac is offering up a fleet of well executed products. However, when we look at things objectively, 2012 will leave us with…3 body-styles of CTS (in normal and extra-strength) and 2 utility vehicles (SRX for normal folk and the Escalade in 3 body styles for the more ostentatious among us).

While you may still find left-over 2011 STSes and DTSes on dealer lots, what will we soon have available to us in a larger-than-CTS sedan while we wait for the upcoming XTS? What about if your tastes run more toward power that comes in 8-pulses per every 2 revolutions but you aren’t really looking for 500+ hp and/or sub-20 mpg ratings? What brings Cadillac levels of luxury but isn’t an SUV or CTS? Continue Reading →

Competitive Analysis – Audi A3 TDI

This is the first competitive product review here at the Caddy Edge. In this installment, we’re looking at the Audi A3 TDI. The A3 is Audi’s entry car in the US market. TDI is their 2.0l turbo-diesel powerplant. In this instance it is backed by the famed dual-clutch automated manual transmission that VW likes to use.

The Audi A3 might be positioned below even the upcoming ATS, but it does show what is going on in the luxury space for folks looking for a small, fuel-efficient ride that don’t want to think about a hybrid.

This review was previously posted over at Unhealthy Obsession with Cars and is based on my experience driving the car at the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience (put on by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press). Continue Reading →

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