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.




Tom Smith


I’m Tom, owner of iDriveSoCal.

Our content covers automotive news and the future of transportation.

That includes a lot of vehicle reviews and car buying tips.

I’ve always loved cars.  But, not the car buying process.

It’s actually pretty simple when you can trust who you’re buying from.

And, part of what we do is identify the truly exceptional car dealers and work with them.

So, email me with questions.  Or reach out to our partners directly.  They’ll be glad to hear from you.

Drive on!


tom [at] idrivesocal [dot] com

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