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2018 Mercedes E400 Cabrio

When you go to a 5 star restaurant, you expect a great steak - but it’s surprising when the bill turns out to be...

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

When everyone makes a crossover SUV, how do you make your crossover SUV stand out? First, you split the difference between compact-sized crossovers like the...

2017 Mazda Miata RF

The one thing wrong with the Miata - for some people - Mazda just fixed. That thing being the Miata roadster's convertible top. Not everyone...

2017 Fiat 500

The market for really small cars like the Fiat 500 has never been really big in this country - land of (usually) inexpensive gas...

2017 Land Rover Discovery

The V8 is long gone - probably for good - but the Disco is back. Not the Bee Gees. The Land Rover Disco. No V8, though...

2018 Mini Cooper Countryman

Many reviewers snicker that the Mini Countryman isn't very  . . . mini. And they're right - and wrong - at the same time. Compared...

2018 Nissan Armada

Well, they all do it. Sell lesser - and nicer - versions of their big SUVs. For less - and more - money. GM has the Chevy...

2018 Ford Edge

What makes the Ford Edge not just another crossover SUV? Two things. One, its size. It falls in between mid-sized and super-sized. Two unusually generous rows...

2018 Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra hasn't changed much over the past ten years - but that's not necessarily a bad thing  . . .when it comes...

2018 Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Transit Connect isn't technically a minivan, but in several ways - most notably its size - it's more deserving of the name...

2018 Fiat 500X

What worked so well for Mini hasn't panned out nearly as well for the other company that specializes in mini cars: That would be Fiat. It's...

2018 Mercedes GLC300

Well, the diesel’s gone. It never even arrived, to be precise about it. Mercedes thought about offering it - had planned to offer it. Had even...

What Happened to My Profession?

Car journalist were - once upon a time - car guys. They were not Safety Nags, indistinguishable from Ralph Nader or Joan Claybrook. Today, they...

Cowboys, Truckers and Us

Being a trucker - especially an owner-operator - used to be a lot like being a cowboy was back in the 1800s. On your own...

The Udder Runs Dry?

There must be a rube in the House. A recent Republican who does not understand how the game is played - much less why it...

Bob Lutz is Senile . . . Let’s Hope

The only rational explanation for Bob Lutz’ recent column predicting the imminent doom of autonomous cars - and of autonomous driving - is senile...

Huffy “heroes”

Here's a great video of a couple of guys testing whether the 1st Amendment is still operative. "Heroes" - and "heroines" - wish it...

A Talent for Deception

When establishment Republicans like Jim Talent pat the president on the back, he might want to check for a knife. Talent recently praised Trump for not ending...

GM Desperately Discounts Escalade

GM is worried - because Lincoln is showing signs of making a comeback. It hasn't been much noticed, but it is happening. The new Continental, Lincoln's...

“hero” Says “Suspicion is a Misdemeanor”

Here's a video taken of another "hero" law enforcer who makes up "the law" on the spot! A guy is filming the publicly visible exterior...

A Tesla Owner Speaks

I've been accused of being unfair to Tesla, that I am infected by personal animosity toward Musk (true; I loathe rent seekers) and a...

Automotive Anomalies

The '60s Twilight Zone TV series specialized in the thought experiment - the what if? And the what the hell, too. It's becoming like this on...

How It’s Being Done . . . And Why

By making “IC” cars impossible - legislatively - electric cars are to be made inevitable. In this way, the practical and functional deficits of...

“Public Citizens” Attempting to Shame Ford and VW

Ralph Nader's outfit, Public Citizen, is attempting to shame Ford and VW for not embracing the catastrophic 54.5 MPG CAFE standard imposed by Barack...

Video Rant: King Clover

Here's the "audible book" version of my rant about the Death of my Profession. Coming soon, video and written rants about the 2018 BMW...

Mein Fuhrer! I Can Walk!

Yes, it felt good. Not walking - I can do that well enough. It's fixing the laptop that sizzled my bacon. "Fixing" might actually be...

What Happened to My Profession?

Car journalist were - once upon a time - car guys. They were not Safety Nags, indistinguishable from Ralph Nader or Joan Claybrook. Today, they...
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