For well-heeled TV lovers, the newest frontier in channel-surfing is moving from the couch to the patio. Manufacturers are coming out with sleek-looking sets that you can watch and keep outdoors, whether on a yacht, a beachside veranda or at a ski chalet. "It's an extension of the outdoor-living concept," says Dale Potts, chairman of Mirage Outdoor Concepts. "It's happening all over the world--in Sweden, Portugal, South Korea.
Nissan marketers recently asked a test group to give one word that best describes the X-Terra. The most common answer: yellow. It's not that the car looks like a banana; it was just one of the first colors introduced on the value-priced SUV when it arrived in showrooms five years ago.
This fourth-generation Eclipse was assembled in Normal, Ill., but there's nothing ordinary about this little sports coupe. It just might be the best example of a fresh-out-of-the-box performance car; it's got power, a sports suspension and looks every bit like a pimped-up ride.
Pontiac's Grand Prix GXP isn't your typical family-vacation trickster--which makes it the perfect choice for your summer ride. Starting with the exterior, I love its purposeful pinched nose, the big racing wing over the trunk and the beefy 18-inch shiny Alcoa-chromed wheels.