Category: Test Drives

You’ll notice our Test Drives are a bit different than most.

We focus on what we like about each vehicle we drive.  And we highlight the  ‘Top-3’ things we like about every vehicle in each review we publish.

Instead of a ‘shootout’ or this ‘car versus that car’ format we prefer to focus on the positive.

Because every car on the roads these days has something great about it.  And whether the topic is safety, fuel economy, or countless other aspects all vehicles are heavily regulated too.

So beyond our famous Top-3 we fill you in on the vehicles’ best uses, drivers it’s intended for and how it drive – in laymen’s terms.  :-)

Of course, we also deliver the basics like horsepower, torque, and safety ratings but we try to keep it simple.

There are nearly 17,000 new car dealers in the United States and they’re all selling the exact same cars!

And we think it’s first critically important who you buy from.  Second, how you buy. And what you buy is third.


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Tom Smith


Tom here, owner of iDriveSoCal.

I’m a lifelong car-lover.  But, I’ve never cared for the car buying process.

It’s easier when you have an idea of who you’re buying from.

So, we partner with truly exceptional car dealers.

And through these partnerships, we create content that helps you learn:

+How to buy or lease a vehicle.

+What vehicle to buy or lease.

+Who to buy or lease from.

Email me with questions – my address is below.  I still respond to everyone and love to help!

Drive on!


tom [at] idrivesocal [dot] com

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