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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...

2018 VW Golf R

The Golf R is not a cheap date but fun dates rarely are. And you can have all kinds of fun in the 292...

2018 Lexus RX350 L

What do you do when the game is tied and the clock is running down? You go long. Lexus has done literally that with a long...

2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids are all about It Depends. Not the adult garment. The calculation: What you get vs. what you spent divided by how  far you drive. What...

2019 Subaru Ascent

It's easier to sell what no one else does - but harder to make a sale when you haven’t got what everyone else has. Subaru...

The eTron Con

Some inside baseball that’s relevant to the bum’s rush (Uncle's rush, really) toward an Electric Car Future: They don’t send me electric cars to test...

Motorcycles in the Saaaaaafety Crosshairs

Motorcycles are the last vehicles still largely free from Uncle’s asphyxiating grasp. That is about to change. The unelected regulatory apparat known as the National...

The Never-Ending Crucifixion

If you thought it was over, think again. The government may have torn off its pound of flesh; now it's the lawyers' turn. Arguing that...

Parenting for Profit

Cars are supposed to transport us - not parent us. The government disagrees, of course. That's not new. Uncle has been working hard to parent...

Needless Escalation Over Registration “Violation”

The other day in Arlington, TX, armed government workers stopped an SUV over a trivial statutory violation - that is, a manufactured "offense" against...

Sans Permis

Americans talk a lot about freedom but have less of it in many ways than people do in other countries. France, for instance. Over there, you...

The Bandit is Gone . . . And Not Just That

Burt Reynolds is gone and with him a different America. He was in his early 40s when Smokey and the Bandit appeared back in 1977...

Tesla’s Death Dive

It is beginning. Actually, it's been happening for a long time - like a slowly metastasizing cancer. The afflicted can no longer hide the underlying...

The War on Teen Drivers

Did you know the average cost of car insurance for a 16-year-old is almost $3,000 annually? This assumes assuming no tickets, no accidents and...

A Clover Encounter!

Yesterday, I encountered a Clover on the way home. I was driving on a backcountry road I often take because it's scenic and lightly used;...

Proletarianizing the Populace via “Mobility as a Service”

Toyota just announced it would be “investing” $500 million in Uber, the ride-sharing service, to further development of “autonomous” - that is, automated -...

Why Aren’t Sedans Selling?

  Sedans aren’t selling well anymore - but it’s not really because buyers have lost interest. They have lost interest in undersized sedans - which...

Reader Question: Diesel “Collusion”?

Here's the latest reader rant, along with my reply!  Antiquarian asks: VW Group, BMW and Daimler Are Under Investigation For Collusion In Europe (story here). Thoughts? My...

Atlanta AGW “Takes Down” Old Man

Here's video out of Atlanta of an armed government worker "taking down" an old man who dared to question the AGW's handling of the...

The eTron Con

Some inside baseball that’s relevant to the bum’s rush (Uncle's rush, really) toward an Electric Car Future: They don’t send me electric cars to test...
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