Marc D. Grasso, Boston Herald

Marc D. Grasso

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  • Troy Record
  • The Saratogian

Past articles by Marc:

Grasso’s Garage: E-Pace Jaguar is a 2022 subcompact win

Jaguar-Land Rover, known as JLR in the industry world, is known for its upscale luxury vehicles at reasonable or should I say realistic prices. Now JLR does it again, but this time on a smaller scale. In Grasso’s Garage this week, we enjoyed Jaguar’s E-Pace. E for economy or entry-level of course, the subcompact SUV […] → Read More

Grasso’s Garage: Enjoy supercar status with McLaren GT

The most realistic European supercar in the business! By now, you know that Grasso’s Garage has really seen its fair share of vehicles this year, but just when you think you have seen it all, guess what shows up for a quick weekend tester? That’s right, the McLaren GT. One of our favorite supercars in […] → Read More

2022 Honda Civic is commuter crazy

When the best is the best, why choose the rest? No history lesson is needed when talking about commuter or entry level vehicles. Honda has the market cornered and is leap years ahead of the competition with its Civic. In 2022, there’s been a huge change to the Civic, all for the better of course! […] → Read More

Volvo V60 wagon is a rare favorite

Favorite manufacturer, favorite model. … Heaven! Everyone knows that I get a lot of flack for my endless passion for a wagon, but outside of what your neighbor thinks, it’s the most realistic automobile in the market. Coming in with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-charged engine that powers 250 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, this […] → Read More

Lexus LS500 is classic luxury

Land yacht you say, I think of it as more like a floating couch I am not sure how many times I can explain the market today and its need for upscale luxury, but when we discuss this topic, we always tip our hat to Lexus. In the Lexus market, although similar to Toyota, the […] → Read More

Grasso’s Garage: S-Class Mercedes is top shelf luxury

The finest luxury money can buy is always top shelf. Let’s be honest, right … I have driven over 300 cars with various models and packages. From the lowest of the low, to the top of the top. Every manufacturer has its niche, consumer base and options to make their vehicle unique to their clientele. […] → Read More

Honda Ridgeline Sport is a perfect option RUN DATE: 11/20/2021

2nd Generations are always better! In the Mid Size pickup category, there really isn’t much to think about as consumers are either in SUV mode or full size pickup mode. But for those in the Mid Size category, Honda now delivers a Grasso’s Garage chart topper for you! In 2021, the Honda Ridgeline is all […] → Read More

Subaru Forester Sport, a smart choice for consumers

How can you go wrong? As the competition continues to drive up pricing across their footprint, Subaru continues to maintain pricing normalcy. For Subaru, its Forester Sport might be the most realistic choice for consumers in the market today and for the right price. With an MSRP of under $30K, this five-seater, hatchback-shaped SUV is […] → Read More

Porsche 718 Boxster, an affordable 911

When it comes to Porsche, familiarity normally goes to the thought of a 911 Carrera. But with additional models in the fleet, a smaller, more affordable option now presents itself. The 718 Boxster GTS pulls into Grasso’s Garage for this week’s tester. Although in Aventurine Green, or Army green as I like to call it, […] → Read More

BMW 4 series convertible, a snowbird’s solution

In the eyes of most consumers, there is nothing better than a convertible. Whether on a hot summer day, or just a cool fall afternoon, it works for most occasions. In my eyes, BMW’s M440i is the perfect snowbird car. Snowbird you say? Yes, a retiree who lives six months in the north and six […] → Read More

Kia Carnival is one fun MPV

It will always be called a minivan in my eyes. In today’s ever-evolving world, the name conventions of some familiar types of vehicles have recently changed. For BMW, they love to use the SAV acronym, for Sport Activity Vehicle, while SUV has always been familiar, but in the world of minivans we find Kia leading […] → Read More

Glorious Ghost shows Rolls-Royce Luxury

Now is the time and this is the car. Witnessed by most only in movies or Grammy award TV airings, a Rolls-Royce is the commuting way for the rich and famous. Mostly noted in the movie “Richie Rich,” a long, stout and luxurious Rolls-Royce is the vehicle of choice, with its easily recognized grille for […] → Read More

Dodge Charger SRT Redeye is unfathomable — RUN DATE: 8/7/21

Burn rubber! Do you ever get that feeling when someone calls you, it makes your whole body tingle? When Dodge calls, that happens to me, because living in reality is the hardest thing to do. Keep your composure and wish the best. Well when we heard from Dodge PR, all we could do was start […] → Read More

BMW M3 is upscale fun

As an auto journalist, the opportunity doesn’t knock often enough. … Knock on what you ask? The opportunity to test a vehicle with a manual transmission, of course! But for BMW’s M3, that opportunity is here and love is an understatement. We have to talk about the powerful powertrain first and foremost. BMW’s 3.0-liter M […] → Read More

Cadillac CT5-V series is worth the hype

When it comes to Cadillac, the letter “V’ should be the first thing that comes to mind. “V” for victory of course as the V series option was known for power! No history lesson needed here, but when the original CTS-V came out, it was all the rage. With a four-seat sedan powered with a […] → Read More

Infiniti QX55 on cutting edge

Sport-back, sport utility coupe or fastback, the market for coupe-like SUVs atop manufacturers’ minds these days. As consumers are looking for something unlike their neighbors’ typical daily driver, Infiniti has done some familiar searching in their lineup with some new alterations. The 2022 Infiniti QX55, the sport-back, fastback sits on the same frame as last […] → Read More

Porsche Panamera is a wagon lover’s sedan RUN DATE: 7/10/2021

Wagon, hatchback, coupe, sedan, you name it and the manufacturers will make it. But for Porsche, it’s an all-in-one, googly eyed, dream machine, known for a nice sized slice of riding heaven. Within the VW family, there is Audi, Bentley and of course Porsche, but most importantly, the Panamera is a one of a kind, […] → Read More

Grasso’s Garage: It’s all about the CDE: Cadillac Diesel Escalade

Move over CDC … Lately, all you hear about is the CDC and its continued efforts to open the country, but in Grasso’s Garage, it’s all about the CDE. That is of the Cadillac Diesel Escalade, a behemoth on the road and a whisper in the streets. For the 2021 model, a 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel […] → Read More

Mercedes-Benz E-63 S Wagon is a beast

I am sure you remember the Pontiac Catalina Safari, or more recently, the Buick Roadmaster. Both stout examples of a great consumer/family friendly vehicle and one that was exceptionally popular in their day. And with my true love for a wagon, yes a station wagon, this is a great week! Even though I love all […] → Read More

Grasso’s Garage: RAM TRX is the king of…Everything

Finally, it’s about time … Say what you want but the RAM 1500 TRX is here and we are in shock and awe. With over 135 subscriber/reader requests for a RAM 1500 TRX review, the moment you all have been waiting for is here. Stellantis’ takes my favorite RAM 1500 pickup truck, gives it a […] → Read More