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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

There is something wrong with the Dodge Challenger (and Charger) Hellcat. Not the 707 horsepower under their hoods. There can be nothing wrong with that. Ever.  The...

2018 Dodge Durango SRT 392

Bacon makes everything better. So does SRT - when it comes to cars like the Challenger and Charger. And now, SUVs. What, after all, could be...

2018 Buick Regal Sportback

How do you make a sedan more practical without making it into something else? Make it a hatchback sedan. Buick calls the new Regal hatchback sedan...

2018 Ford F150

When you get down to it, big power and big capability are the things most esteemed by most of the people who buy a...

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

It’s not hard to understand why sedans aren’t selling. They are too small. Even a full-size sedan hasn’t got much trunk. And what trunk...

2018 Ford Eco Sport

Really small SUVs aren't a new idea. You may remember old school examples like the Geo (later Chevy) Tracker of the '90s, as a...

2018 Honda Accord

Sedans used to be the mainstays of the market - mostly on account of their being practical. Four doors instead of two. Then along...

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Let's talk about a hybrid that makes some sense for once. It's the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Wait. I know. It hasn't got electric motors - and...

2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel

Two things used to be almost givens in trucks - or at least, available: Manual transmissions. And diesel engines. Usually, they were available together. Today, it’s impossible...

2018 VW Passat

As I type this review of the 2018 VW Passat, almost 400,000 of its fellows sit baking in the California desert - punishment for...

2018 Ford Expedition

Sometimes, splitting the difference hits the sweet spot. The Ford Expedition is bigger - and roomier - than a Chevy Tahoe. But it's not as...

2018 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is ridiculous - but then, so is my orange 1976 Trans Am. Both are over-engined, exuberant, garish - and so, glorious. Both also...

How to “Sell” an Electric Car . . .

Electric cars are a great deal  . . . when you get someone else to pay for them. This appears to be the only...

The Hidden Gas Tax Cometh

Raising the gas tax - overtly - is politcal TNT. Chiefly because it's a tax everyone feels, every day - and it's an extremely disproportionate...

Without Help From Uncle

Why don’t cars that make sense make it? Five years ago, Paul Elio bought up a shuttered GM assembly plant In Shreveport, Louisiana with the...

All Fired Up . . . Again

Another Tesla has crashed - and burned. And, killed. Two Florida teens lost their lives on May 9 when the Model S they were traveling in erupted...

“Boring… Next”

When financial analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford C. Bernstein asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk about the money-losing electric car company's capital requirements going forward (Tesla...

Today’s Clover: Slow Down & Tailgate (May 4, 2018)

Here's today's Clover - yesterday's, actually! I was driving down the mountain - as we say up in The Woods - when I rolled up...

Ford Stops Selling Cars… Others Will Follow

The company which first successfully mass-marketed cars will soon no longer be selling any. Well, not many. Other than the Mustang and maybe a version of...

Eminent Domained…

Fascism is fundamentally about economics - not racism. It is when Big Business "partners" with Big Government (it's no accident we hear that word routinely now)...

How Uncle Killed the Viper

The Corvette now reigns as America’s only supercar. But there used to be two American supercars - the second one being the Dodge Viper. It...

Here’s Why Goo-Guhl is Evil

Franz Kafka wrote about the tyranny of the unknowable. He even gave it his name, Kafkaesque. Well, here's an example of just that. Below, you'll...

“Protecting Consumers’ Pocketbooks”

A federal appeals court in New York has just decided that cars which federal bureaucrats insist use “too much” gas will be taxed at triple...

Porsche Evildoer Arrested

It's been reported that Joerg Kerner, Porsche's chief of powertrain development, has been SWATTED by armed (German) government workers for suspected "cheating" on the...

Armed Government Worker Threatens to Kill Photographer

Here's a video of an armed government worker not only unholstering his gun but pointing it at a photographer, whom he claims made him...

How to “Sell” an Electric Car . . .

Electric cars are a great deal  . . . when you get someone else to pay for them. This appears to be the only...

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

There is something wrong with the Dodge Challenger (and Charger) Hellcat. Not the 707 horsepower under their hoods. There can be nothing wrong with that. Ever.  The...
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