Category Archive: BangShift APEX, BangShift Road Test, BangShift Road Tests, OTHER

BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Kia Stinger GT AWD – The Jokes Stop Here

Got any good Kia jokes? Yeah, I bet you do. You probably have a good horror story or two, or maybe you just have the acronyms lined up and waiting (“Keep it, asshole”). Or maybe you just...

BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: A Two-Step Program The Whole Family Can Enjoy

The sports-utility vehicle might have started off as a short pickup with a roof over the bed, but by the time I had become aware of cars, their role as a replacement for the venerable station wagon...

Best Of BangShift 2017: 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R – We Finally Take On Godzilla

(Bucket list item, checked. -Ed.) A couple of weeks ago, we checked out Roadtrip Motorcars’ selection of Japanese-market vehicles (which you can see HERE and HERE) and I made mention that there...

Best of BS 2017: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4 – The Relic On The Lot Is The One You Want

(This was one of my favorite vehicles of the year…the most old-school new vehicle I’ve ever driven. -Ed.) We soon should be hearing more about the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will...

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: A Kia That Might Actually Be Worth A Moment’s Glance

Kia Motors has long been a punchline in the United States market, and honestly, for good reason. Have you ever had the misfortune of being inside of a mid-1990s Sephia? I have no love for these...

BangShift Test Drive: 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – More Side Effects Than Prescription Medication

You need no introduction to what the top-tier model of the Dodge Charger line can be. The Hellcat legend is cemented…707 horsepower for the masses in cars that are the farthest cry from boredom...

BangShift Test-Drive: 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 – Second Rate, It Is Not

Ever since the moment we learned that the Challenger ADR was to become the Hellcat, the question has been posed to me by many a friend: “When are you gonna get a Hellcat?” When the engine...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Ram 3500 Laramie Mega Cab 4×4 – Living Large In Every Way Possible

Every generation gets their status-symbol vehicle. Be it the ultimate chrome barge from the 1950s, great Lincoln vs. Cadillac cars from the 1960s and 1970s, 1980s power sedans from BMW and Mercedes,...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Chrysler 300C – Is Evolutionary Better Than Revolutionary?

Driving a brand-new Chrysler 300C was a no-brainer. This was the first Chrysler-branded product worthy of getting excited about since the 1970 300 Hurst edition. Yeah, it was a bit of a Bentley...

Double Down: A Second Opinion On The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – Is It Answering A Question No One Asked?

A couple of weeks ago McTaggart sweet talked the boys at the local Dodge dealer to let him take a new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT out for a spin. Well unbeknownst to him, the people at Dodge had sent...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 – Does A Cheap V8 Truck Substitute For A Hot Car?

Trucks are not what they used to be. Growing up, it was cemented in my head: a truck was a work tool and a car was for everything else, and if I must be honest, I haven’t gotten past that...

BangShift Test Drive: The 2017 Lincoln MKC Black Label – Can Lincoln’s Luxury Compact SUV Make A Dent In A Crowded Field?

We like many others have been kind of harsh on Lincoln’s attempt to get back to relevance in a luxury market that seems to have passed the brand by. Ford has injected a lot of money into...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – We Get A Crack At The AWD Mopar!

From the moment the Dodge Challenger appeared in 2008, there was one question that kept popping up: if the Challenger is a platform-mate with the Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger, wouldn’t it...

SEMA 2016: Chevrolet Actually Asked Us To Flog Their Cars At Spring Mountain Motorsports Park And Tell You How They Did!

If the SEMA coverage so far makes it sound like Lohnes and I had one hell of a week…well, we did. SEMA wasn’t even the start of our week…Lohnes was at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,...