kdka-sm kdka-am-sm fan-sm pittsburgh-cw-logo

green cars

The Chevy Cruze Diesel on the mean streets of New York City. Photo credit Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

This week it’s a spin in one of my Star Cars of the year… and a great addition to Chevrolet’s Compact lineup:The 2014 Cruze Diesel.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/06/2013

You will see a lot fewer gas stations with the Audi A6 TDI Diesel that has a range of 729 miles per tank. Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

“Yo Vinnie. Waddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2014 Audi A6 TDI Diesel Quattro

This week we get to motor in the lap of environmentally conscious luxury with the 2014 Audi A6 TDI Diesel Quattro.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2013

Nissan's Under $20K Urban Hauler...The Versa Note. Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

“Yo Vinnie! Waddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV

Funny how life works sometimes… when I was at IMPA Track Days last week, I wanted to drive Nissan’s cool-looking small hatchback the 2014 Versa Note and never got around to it. Maybe I was having so much fun rolling around in the funky Juke NISMO that I failed to notice the time. But on Tuesday morning what shows up at the office but Nissan’s Versa Note!

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/26/2013

The Toyota Prius Plug In getting a free recharge while I shop at Giant Eagle Market Place in Settlers Ridge (Photo Credit: Vinnie Richichi)

“Yo Vinnie! Waddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

This week we go green with Toyota’s 2013 Prius Plug-In Hybrid sedan.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/09/2013

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime: “Yo Vinnie! Waddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Clean Diesel

This edition of YVWDTW has us tooling around in The Volkswagen that America has
been waiting for, The Beetle TDI Clean Diesel.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/06/2013

(013 Kia Soul (Photo Credit: KMA)

Drivetime: “Yo Vinnie! Whaddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2013 Kia Soul Exclaim

Looks like it is time for the Kia Hamsters to get a new home as this will be the last model of the first generation Soul.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/02/2013

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Photo Credit Vinnie Richichi

Drivetime: “Yo Vinnie! Waddya Drivin’ This Week?” 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

It looks like Toyota may have finally figured out a way to make the Avalon, well, cool.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/23/2013

2013 Ford Taurus SEL Photo courtesy Ford

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2013 Ford Taurus SEL w/EcoBoost

This past Saturday morning on Drivetime we reviewed the 2013 Ford Taurus. Lots of changes to the Ford flagship sedan in looks and high tech equipment but the biggest and best change may be the one under the hood as the Taurus gets the i4 EcoBoost engine for the first time.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/07/2013

Fisker Karma Photo Courtesy Fisker Automotive

Drivetime Interview-Fisker: The Electric Car Company That Short Circuited

Could the announcement Friday that Fisker Automotive has fired 75 percent of its work force mean the end for the troubled manufacturer of electric luxury cars? Automotive News West Coast and Electric Vehicles Editor Mark […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/06/2013

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Photo Courtesy: Ford

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi Road Test: 2013 Ford C-Max

On this edition of  Drivetime, we look at the Ford attempt at meeting the Toyota Prius head on… the C-Max Hybrid. The crossover, which slips into the void left by the old boxy Escape, is […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/21/2013

Photo Credit NAIAS

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi At The NAIAS: Day 1 Wrap-Up

Lots of pretty impressive autos and trucks hit the floor here in Detroit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show on the first the two media days.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/14/2013

photo(8)

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test: 2013 Lexus GS450h Hybrid

There are a lot of people who want to drive a luxury car and even more that want to save the planet.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/11/2012

(Photo Credit: Toyota USA)

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi – 1st Impression: Scion iQ

I’ve got to admit, I was all prepared not to like the Scion iQ minicar. I have been around long enough to remember the Isetta and the Messerschmitt… two mini city cars from the ’50s that were unique in that the only way in and out was through a door that opened the front of the car.

07/15/2012

(Photo credit: Vinnie Richichi)

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test:2012 Kia Soul!

If James Brown is the Godfather of Soul then Kia’s Soul is the Godfather of the small boxy car.

06/05/2012

(Photo Credit: General Motors)

Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test:2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco

The name of the game these days in family cars is simply mileage. That is what the average consumer who is car shopping for transportation is looking for.

CBS Pittsburgh–05/26/2012

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,101 other followers