In my career, I get a chance to sample many, many cars. And as cool as they are, there are a select few who are consistently good at their game.

HYUNDAI is probably number one. And the reason being that although there are many car companies out there doing great stuff, the higher end ones are hyper-niching their market and leaving the lower ends undone. But Hyundai lives and breathes the car market across the board in a way that is consistently on a wide target.

Their cars are built well, designed well and you just feel good about having one.

The past few weeks I’ve gotten several Hyundais including the 2019 TUSCON ULTIMATE. A great SUV that I really enjoyed driving.

If my personality were just a bit simpler, I’d snag a Hyundai no problem. The one specific to my Malibu Lifestyle. But a car like the Tuscon is a great distance traveler. Want to see the sights of Vegas or Sedona? Do it in the Tuscon.

The language is clean and well designed, although still a bit undefinable. The thing I’d like to see from them is a clearly defined language so you can look at it and KNOW… it’s a Hyundai. Genesis is doing that well and it’s working.

Don’t get me wrong… it’s close. But for a medium sized SUV with 25mpg and a $32K price tag, what you get is rock-solid performance, a design that’s pleasing to the eye and a host of features that will boggle your mind.

Thumbs up for the Tuscon and just about every other car they make. KONA coming next…

Big Daddy Roth’s Last Sketch – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 222

Today’s Vlog! Fireball picks up Kathie at the Airport, Hyundai Review, Cool Cars & The Top Secret Car Book Revealed with a sketch by Big Daddy Roth!! PLEASE SHARE Today’s Episode!


What’s coming up @THE FIREBALL PAD?

IMG_0475It’s crazy time here at the Pad and the upcoming VLOGS. If you’re looking for a new car, want to head to the beach or looking to buy a new home… We’ve got news.

Along with our daily cool drives, SuperCar Thursday and BeachAntics, Fireball Malibu Vlog will now be featuring SuperHomes on Mondays!

BIG THANKS to MalibuLiving.org, Kathie and I are invited to preview a new insane Malibu Luxury Home every Monday to show you guys. Crazy Architecture, beautiful beaches, SuperPads and Rockin’ Real Estate will be the focus, but it’s all about parking your cool car at a cool pad. And we’re going to show you awesomeness, so be sure to SUBSCRIBE HERE or on our Youtube Channel for the Daily Show. And also check out MalibuLiving’s super cool App! It’s FREE!

Malibu Living is the BEST Resource there is for all things Malibu, including Malibu Cars & Coffee.

Now, for the upcoming cars, yo. THIS WEEK… the 2015 Chevy Impala.

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CLICK BELOW TO SEE MORE from Hyundai, Kia, Mazda and the new Chevy Silverado!

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What’s coming to the Fireball Pad this week? The 2015 HYUNDAI SANTA FE…


So smooth… my butt will be floatin’ like Uranus. (Wait, did I just write that out loud?) STAY TUNED!!

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Awesomeness coming to the FIREBALL PAD in #October from @Hyundai @Kia #Mitsubishi #Sedan #Sport #Halloween


October is turning out to be a busy month here at THE FIREBALL PAD. Not only do we have some cool cars lined up for upcoming episodes of 5MINUTE DRIVE, we may have a few surprises too.

First off, from HYUNDAI comes the Sonata Sport, Azera & Genesis… also the KIA Cadenza and the MITSUBISHI Outlander Sport. Not in this order, but rest assured, if you’re in the market to get a sedan you’re in the right place to check them out.

Our guests are lining up too with a Special Malibu Peep that has a cool connection to Malibu Celebs (Shooting tomorrow!), Fireball Pop will be back, Ted Moser from Picture Car Warehouse and his Movie Cars, Gabe Clement from MATIX Clothing and a Special Christmas Episode with the ultimate celebrity. Can you guess?

If not, a post is coming later to reveal him… 😉

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Is @HYUNDAI poised to fight Toyota with this Prius Killer… #hybrid #electriccar


Not confirmed yet, but this slick concept from Hyundai leaves me drooling. (Not excessively…) But it’s got nice lines and a very interesting series of forms. Let’s hope it isn’t for 2020 and a bit sooner.

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5MINUTE DRIVE Ep32 with “Chop, Cut, Rebuild’s” DAN WOODS & the 2014 Hyundai Equus Signature… @Chopcutrebuild @MAVTV @hyundai


It’s Monday ppl, and that means an all new 5MINUTE DRIVE episode…

This time, (Ep32) it’s all about my good friend DAN WOODS from MAVTV’s “Chop, Cut, Rebuild” series. Dan is the host of this very successful show and has been for quite a while as in 10 years. We snag a 2014 Hyundai Equus Signature thanks to our good friends at HYUNDAI and head for the hills. And putting two goofballs in a cool luxo ride isn’t enough, Dan’s got a few jokes that are pretty awesome.

Watch and be sure to SHARE with your friends! Much appreciated!


Today’s CARSHORT Episode… The 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid #hyundai @hyundai #carshort #funny #review


Ok, so it’s been a while since I did an episode of CARSHORTS, the subject originally being toys. But now, CARSHORTS is all about cars, whatever size. Check out this week’s episode of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid… Cha.

All new 5MINUTE DRIVE with Actor TONY DOW (Leave it to Beaver) & the 2014 Hyundai Equus #tonydow #leaveitotbeaver


Awesome and funny episode today with good friend TONY DOW. Tony played not only Wally Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver, but directed many episodes of Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine and is an incredible sculptor. We tool around Topanga and talk about all things cool, but wait until you see his house! Check out his work here at www.tonydowsculpture.com

Also featured is Hyundai’s luxury model, the EQUUS ULTIMATE. It’s smooth, baby. Check out the episode below or hit this jump.