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2019 Volvo XC60

Volvo can’t sell safety anymore. Well, it can’t sell just safety - because everyone else sells safety, too. They have to. Back in the '60s and '70s...

2018 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius was not just the first hybrid, for a long time it was without question the best hybrid. Nothing else even approached its...

Electric Isn’t Exotic . . . Or Even Anything Special

Is it just speed - and exclusivity - which make a Maserati (or a Porsche) exotic? If that’s all it is, then electrified versions...

2019 Nissan Sentra

One of the secrets about new cars that's hiding in plain sight is that "compact" sedans aren't really anymore. They keep growing . . ....

2019 Mercedes CLS 450

Okay, so the V8 is gone. Let's get that out of the way first. Government fuel economy mandates - now and threatened - have pinched...

2019 BMW X2

Paraphrasing evil King Edward I, Longshanks from the epic movie, Braveheart: The problem with crossovers is  . . .  there are too many crossovers. And...

2019 Chevy Camaro

The Chevy Camaro has always been a more practical Corvette. Similar performance when ordered with its available V8  - which is the same basic V8...

Camaro’s Crisis

It's 1975 all over again - for the Chevy Camaro. That year, there was no Z28 and the next year there was almost no Camaro....

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

What does it take to outdo the Prius at hybridness? Hyundai - and the Ioniq hybrid. By just about every metric other than who got there...

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in

A sound sales strategy is to sell something no one else is selling. Ideally, that something being something people need and want  . . ...

2018 Hyundai Elantra

Something worth knowing about today’s “compact” sedans is that some of them have more room inside than some mid-sized sedans do. Another thing worth knowing is that...

2019 Kia Sorento

What if you don’t want to deal with a full-size crossover SUV but need the seating capacity of a full-size crossover SUV?  Then you might...

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Every car company sells crossover SUVs - so why buy Mitsubishi’s crossover SUV? Well, let's start with the reasons having nothing to do with the...

Less Gas in Your “Gas”

"Gas" is about to become another 5 percent less so. President Trump just issued a fuhrerbefehl - a Fuhrer Order, as it was styled back...

Big Truck . . . Little Engine

Putting a four cylinder engine in a full-size truck is kind of like taking the alcohol out of beer.  It can be done. But why...

FacePlant Book and Twatter Ban More Anti-Collectivist Sites

When YouTube and the other two above banned Alex Jones, I wrote a rant about the censorship involved. I got mail from readers who...

Who Runs Bartertown?

Property taxes make it hard to own property. Impossible, actually - which is exactly the point of property taxes. They aren’t merely a means of...

The “Safest Car Ever Built” . . .

At Tesla, wishes are the same as facts. So when Tesla wishes the Model 3 to be the "safest car ever built" then it...

“Climate Denial Kills” . . .

A rat is most vicious when it is cornered - which you may have noticed last week during the LBGTQSUV left’s failed effort to...

Mazda Cries Uncle, Too

Depressing news. Mazda - one of the very few major car brands to not embrace the electric car tar baby - just did. The same...

Well, Now We Know . . .

Well, now we know… how much Uncle's persecution of VW is costing us - on top of the billions it has already cost Volkswagen. Are...

$20 Million Isn’t Much

If you're a billionaire. Count it out. One billion dollars is one thousand million dollars. If you have one thousand million dollars, $20 million is...

Perils of the Part-Time Driver

Big Brother has been riding shotgun for years, but he’s never been able to actually watch what we do in our cars. That’s about to change. He'll...

CA vs. the Rest of America

A huge battle is brewing between the state of California and the rest of America over who gets to decree national fuel economy standards. (Which...

Stormy Daniels and “Peak Oil”

Everyone knows about Stormy Daniels. How many know that United States is on track to be a net exporter of oil by the early...

AGW Says “In This Age of Active Shooters”

The law takes a back seat. Well, the armed government worker doesn't say that, of course. Armed government workers consider themselves to be the law....

Reader Question: Stinger Thoughts?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Jim asks: What do you think about the Kia Stinger? When will you review? Looking at 2019...

Reader Question: Avoiding Property Taxes?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Note: This reader sent his question in typed ALL CAPS, which I leave as is for...
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