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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 . . ....

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....

The Electric Suicide of Harley-Davidson

Imagine a Harley that doesn’t vibrate. No bark through the straight pipes when you push the starter button. No nothing through the pipes -...

Cognitive Dissonance and “Speeding”

Here's video of an armed government worker in Florida - Trooper Bryan Zegers - who crosses a median and doubles back at speeds over...

“Red Flag” Raids

The other day, a Maryland man in his 60s was shot to death by armed government workers in his own home. The man had...

Obamacare on Wheels

Ferrari just reported a third quarter sales sales uptick of nearly 11 percent, which it attributes to demand for its V8 powered Portofino. Sales...

With a Clothespin Affixed to My Nose…

I just voted - not for anything, but against everything the political Left is determined to impose on everyone. From forcing everyone to tithe...

The Automotive Low Flush Toilet

I wish I could take credit for this one, but I can’t. However, I will shamelessly use it - and credit the reader (Jim...

A Colonel Bogey Salute From Dodge to Uncle

While every other car company is doing its best to clap loudest for Stalin - building electric cars for which there is no real...

PC Orthodoxies Afflict Even Libertarians…

I got the following note from a reader the other day. I reprint it in its entirety, with my comments afterward: Why did you feel...

Volvo’s New “S” Word

Swedish (now owned by the Chinese) car maker Volvo used to be the saaaaaaaaaaafety brand. Until that neurosis became a common disease, via the...

A Vegan Menu at Your Local Steakhouse . . .

Why is General Motors  - which only sells one electric car - pushing for a national electric car mandate?  Honda and several others, too. It...

1987 Again . . . for a Moment

Yesterday, I had an encounter with an armed government worker on a motorcycle, running a speed trap. And running laser, which is kryptonite to...

The Real Killers

Back in the ‘90s, a movie came out accusing GM of killing the electric car. The movie was wrong. The real killer wasn’t GM. It...

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 -...

Facial Recognition in Your Car

Here's a look at Subaru's new Driver Focus system, available in the 2019 Forester. It uses facial recognition to watch you to make sure...

Latest Radio: KMED w/Bill Meyer Nov. 11, 2018

Here's the audio of today's chat with Bill over at KMED in Oregon about the electrocution - so to speak - of Harley Davidson: ....

AGW Beats Down Baby

2019 BMW X4

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