Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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2018 Mazda6

How good a car is the Mazda6? Good enough to go without its six for four long years - and still sell better than it...

2019 Toyota Sienna

Minivans used to be hugely popular because they were hugely practical. Which may explain why minivans have become less popular than they used to...

2019 Jeep Compass

Most crossover SUVs can't really cross over very much. They look like rugged, off-road-ready SUVs, but they're really just high-riding cars, with light-duty AWD...

2019 Kia Stinger

If you want real Coke, you have to go to Mexico. Well, you have to get it from Mexico. That’s the only Coke still...

2019 Subaru Forester

About 10,000 people buy Subaru Foresters each month. It isn’t for the speed. So, why? And does the just-redesigned 2019 Forester have more - or less -...

2019 BMW X4

How do you make a crossover SUV not just another crossover SUV? One way is to chop the roof - and make it look less...

2019 Ford Mustang

On July 4, 1826 John Adams lay on his deathbed. His last words were said to have been, “Thomas Jefferson survives.” His friend Jefferson had...

2019 Ram 1500

One of the things that’s new about the just redesigned Ram 1500 is that if you want a regular cab, you’ll have to buy...

2019 VW Sportwagen

It’s no easy thing picking yourself up off the mat after getting sucker punched  . . . or getting almost diesel mileage out of a...

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 . . ....

Turbine Cars and Electric Cars

The failure of Chrysler’s turbine cars - back in the ‘60s - gives us a parallel, historical case study about why electric cars have failed...

The Inscrutable God

I get periodic emails from Goo-guhl, the deity who lords over the online universe. He is - apparently - angered by something I've posted...

Tele-Prompter Boy and Obamacare

Listen to this lead-in by a CNN Tele-Prompter reader about a federal judge in Texas ruling that the Affordable Care Act's mandate to buy...

Bankrupt Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America is - apparently - about to file for bankruptcy. This makes me happy, as a former Scout and an...

Guillotines and Red Octobers

The French would be in the streets. Of course, they are in the streets - but that’s in France. What about here? General Motors just...

The Motor Law

It’s strange to find myself an uncle, with a country place - and an Orange Barchetta out in the garage. My 1976 Trans-Am. It is a...

The Speeding Exemption

In Orwell’s other book - Animal Farm - we read about a mutiny against the farmer by the livestock, who draw up a kind...

EVs, the Internet and Missed Possibilities

Electric cars are kind of like the Internet. Both had tremendous possibilities - especially to free people from the shackles that restrained them for...

Teslian eFleas

When corporations get into bed with government, it’s us who get the fleas. Obamacare, for instance. Big Med plus Big Government. Sometimes, you can't actually see...

Whatever Happened to The Ricers?

The ‘90s/early 2000s was the last time messing with cars was a common thing among teens and 20s. These were the “ricers” and “tuners” -...

The Evil Has Died

A bit of good news: George H.W. Bush is dead, finally. At least he'll do no more harm. But the harm he did do...

The Great Winnowing

GM’s announcement the other day that it will no longer make cars - or rather, just a few - follows Ford’s previous announcement along...

NC AGWs “Take Down” Teenage Girl…

Here's video out of North Carolina of two armed government workers assaulting a teenage girl for having the temerity to film the arrest of...

Reader Question: Lemon Buyback?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Gary asks: I watched the following video, LEMON LAW! VW Buys Kristen's 2018 VW Atlas Back! I don't...

Video Rant: 2018 Mazda6

Here's a quick look at the 2018 Mazda6, which hasn't had a six for the past four years - but now has something to...
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