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2017 Fiat Spider

Is there room enough for two of basically the same thing? It depends how different they are. Back in the '70s, GM was able to successfully...

2017 Chevrolet Corvette

One reads that the current Corvette is the best Corvette ever, but is it? It is certainly the best-performing Corvette ever. That can't be debated....

2018 VW Atlas

Atlas held up the world. The VW Atlas could swallow a Beetle. It is the biggest VW, ever - and proof (if you needed it) that...

2017 Lincoln Continental

Comebacks are never easy - but they are doable. Ask Cadillac. Not so very long ago, GM’s luxury car division was on the mat, the count...

2017 Subaru BRZ

What if Porsche sold minivans? Even if it was a really top-drawer minivan, it’d be a tough sell - because most Porsche buyers aren’t minivan...

2017 Jeep Compass

It’s a really good sign that Fiat continues to invest money in new Jeeps - like this just-updated 2017 Compass. It suggests there is...

2017 Jeep Cherokee

Most crossover SUVs can't cross over very much. They lack the clearance - and the capability. They are basically - actually - cars masquerading...

2017 Toyota Prius

The burden on the Champ is to remain the Champ - or know when to retire before retirement is forced upon you. The Toyota Prius...

2017 Kia Cadenza

One of the most successful luxury cars ever is the Lexus ES. Along with another Lexus - the LS - it ate Mercedes' and...

2017 Mercedes Metris

When you hear “minivan,” probably the first thing that pops to mind is not Mercedes. But in Europe, Benzes are dominant in the commercial/work fleet...

2017 Subaru Impreza

Subaru has at least four things going for it. With the exception of just one model - the BRZ sport coupe, which is a quasi-Subarau,...

2017 Mazda3

In the last Terminator movie, an aging, saggy Arnold tells his younger, time-traveling and still-buff self: I have been waiting for you. Well, me too. For...

OJ and Air Bags … vs. Oliver Schmidt

OJ - who almost certainly killed two people and definitely got away with it - didn’t get away with participating in an armed robbery...

Porsche is Doomed

Maybe the worst thing about this electric car business is the way it will - if it succeeds - homogenize cars, make one just...

Pumping Us Up

Most people know they’re paying a lot of taxes every time they buy a gallon of gasoline. Proportionately, few taxes are more regressive than motor...

Get Ready to Cling . . . Tightly

For automated - note, not "autonomous" - cars to become other than a technocratic curiosity, to make the concept functionally viable on a mass scale,...

Storage Cubby “Criminals”

You may be aware that cops can simply steal - yes, that’s exactly the correct word - cash found on your person or in...

Metastasis

Cancer is never cured - it merely goes into remission. You think it’s over and then . . . Just so, the apparently never-ending diesel...

Florida “heroes” Hassle Wrong Black Lady

A story just burped up on CNN (here) that is interesting for several reasons. It describes a "routine" traffic stop by Florida cops in...

The Other Side of “Safety”

Technology never makes mistakes - unlike the humans who design it. Who never fail to anticipate the unanticipated. Perfection issuing from imperfection, reversing the usual...

Volvo Commits Seppuku

With gas cheaper than it has been in at least 50 years - strongly suggestive that there is plenty of it available and will...

What They Never Mention

A piece popped up on the newsfeed quoting the uber hacks at Edmunds.com regarding the escalating price of new cars. Not one word in...

Speeding is a Capital Offense

Did you know that the penalty for speeding is death? It is something to think about as we head into the Farce of July and...

Transportation as a “Service”

Car ownership will soon be a thing of the past, some say. Some wish. Instead of buying a car every so often and driving that car...

“Heroes” Go to Wrong Address and Murder Innocent Man

Ismael Lopez, 41, was inside his Southaven, Mississippi home with his wife and dog late Sunday night when "heroes" who were looking for his...

Almost at the Finish Line…

We're really close to making it out of the Red. As of this morning, about 84 percent of the pie chart is Green. You guys...

VW Exec to Plead Guilty to Non-Crime, Faces 169 Years

A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit,...
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