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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...

2017 BMW 5 Series

There is a Moore’s Law for cars, too. Like computers, they get faster - and cheaper - with each new generation. BMW’s new 5 Series is...

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...

Whatever Happened to CNG-Powered Cars . . . ?

It’s interesting to speculate about why solutions that would have actually worked - which did work -  seem to always just kind of . ...

Demonizing the Demon (Again)

People who are jealous of their right to own firearms know how important it is to mercilessly stomp even the slightest suggestion that their...

The Money Pit

People made fun of cars like the Vega and Chevette - but at least GM made money on them. And when GM stopped making...

Wrong Way “hero” . . . at 100 MPH

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a video that shows a "hero" trooper going the wrong way on a highway while attempting to...

OJ: Still Young Enough to Kill

I am starting an OJ Pool. I am willing to bet that OJ will kill again. Within five years. Or something else spectacularly OJ-esque. Anyone want...

Latest Radio (July 21, 2017)

Here's the audio clip of my Thursday appearance on Bill Meyer's show (KMED) in Oregon. We talked about this business of putting people in...
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