Bill Metten

A Delaware native, Bill Metten’s love affair with cars began as a youth, visiting Wilmington-area car dealers with his father to check out the new models and pick up literature. “When I was a teenager, I talked my father into buying a 1957 Pontiac Star Chief with a V-8 engine and extra power from three two-barrel carburetors. When those carbs kicked in, the seat-of-the-pants performance was awesome,” Bill recalls. Years later, Bill participated in Formula One and other racing events in the United States through his employer’s international marketing program. “That teenager is still within me and he perks up whenever I get behind the wheel to review a new car for The Hunt,” Bill says.

Bill Metten's Articles


  • Test Driving Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport

    Test Driving Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport

    It has a supercharged 550 horsepower gas V-8 model option.



    Growing up in Hunt Country, I enjoyed our region’s ineffable connections with Britain. My Britannic memories include the Cotswoldesque Brandywine Valley views,…
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  • Behind the Wheel of the 2017 Lexus LX570 SUV

    Behind the Wheel of the 2017 Lexus LX570 SUV

    It has a 5.7-liter V8 engine that generates 383 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission.



    Lexus impressed me in 1989 when the first Lexus luxury car was introduced, the 1990 Lexus LS400 flagship sedan. The car’s styling…
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  • Behind the Wheel of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace

    Behind the Wheel of the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace

    The new crossover sports a 340 horsepower V-6 engine and 8-speed transmission.



    From the land of Stilton Cheese, the Pimm’s Cup and odd English jargon, the arrival here of Jaguar’s first ever crossover/sport utility…
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  • America’s Sports Car Gets a Modern Update

    America’s Sports Car Gets a Modern Update

    The 2016 Corvette Stingray has many bells and whistles, while paying homage to its 1963 counterpart.



    Driving around in a sports car with the top down is a sweet way to experience the awakening of spring in the…
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  • Meet Lexus’ Newest Additions

    Meet Lexus’ Newest Additions

    The RC, NX and GS compete wheel-to-wheel with U.S. and European rivals.



    Meet RC, NX and GS. They’re the newest additions to the Lexus family and emblematic of the company’s spirited drive to compete…
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  • The 2015 BMW M3 Sedan

    The 2015 BMW M3 Sedan

    Hit the streets in this classic.



    My symptoms are a rapidly rising heartbeat and a palpable anticipation to exceed my conservative comfort zone for speed. All because I am…
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  • 2012 Range Rover Evoque

    2012 Range Rover Evoque


    Editor's Note: This story appeared in the Fall 2012 edition of The Hunt. For 2013, the Evoque gets parking assist, an off-road…
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  • Lexus LS460 Sport

    Lexus LS460 Sport


    While spending a week in Hunt Country behind the wheel of a new Lexus LS460 Sport model it occurred to me that…
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  • 2011 Jaguar XJ

    2011 Jaguar XJ


    It's a knockout," I mused as I slowly walked around the 2011 Jaguar XJ sedan, visually inhaling the vehicle's bold presence and…
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  • Gas Sippers

    Gas Sippers

    Buyers of efficient vehicles have more choice



    Are we about to see a swing of the pendulum back to fuel-efficient vehicles? Will they sell on a sustained basis? Only…
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  • BMW M3 Convertible

    BMW M3 Convertible


    The teenager that still lives within the aging body of this car guy awakened when I pressed the start button and heard…
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  • Infiniti EX35 Journey

    Infiniti EX35 Journey


    In a crowded universe of large, fuel-hungry sport utility vehicles, I recently spent a week driving an Infiniti EX35 all-wheel-drive Journey, a…
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  • 2008 Lexus RX400h Hybrid

    2008 Lexus RX400h Hybrid


    This eco-green sentence greeted me when I opened the booklet explaining the hybrid drive system in a new all-wheel-drive Lexus 400h hybrid…
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  • 2008 Jaguar XKR Coupe

    2008 Jaguar XKR Coupe


    Stylish. Stunning. Fast. A masterpiece of automotive design. A predator cat on steroids. This is my assessment of the 2008 Jaguar XKR…
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