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2019 Honda Insight

The biggest problem for hybrids is that gas is really cheap. This makes it harder to sell a hybrid based mostly on how little...

2019 Ramosaurus Rex

Conan, what is best in life?  Crush enemies, see them fleeing before you, hear the lamentations of their women. Yes, indeed. In thirty years - from 1989...

2019 Nissan Kicks

Crossover SUVs have become as popular as fireworks on the Fourth of July - which is why the cost of crossovers continues to increase. But...

Rear-Drive Explorer Returns!

Every now and again, some good news crops up. Here is some very good news: The next-generation Ford Explorer will be a real SUV again. Not...

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e

How many vehicles with all-wheel-drive average 50 miles-per-gallon? The answer, of course, is not many. Very few manage even 35 MPG. That's best case, on...

Ford’s Little Big Truck

The Ford Ranger is back  - and it’s much bigger. The formerly compact pick-up (which was last available in the U.S. back in 2011) returns...

2019 Chevy Sonic

Chevy’s second smallest car is also, as it turns out, one of its roomiest. It’s also less than half the price of Chevy's smallest car...

2018 Mazda6

How good a car is the Mazda6? Good enough to go without its six for four long years - and still sell better than it...

2019 Toyota Sienna

Minivans used to be hugely popular because they were hugely practical. Which may explain why minivans have become less popular than they used to...

2019 Jeep Compass

Most crossover SUVs can't really cross over very much. They look like rugged, off-road-ready SUVs, but they're really just high-riding cars, with light-duty AWD...

2019 Kia Stinger

If you want real Coke, you have to go to Mexico. Well, you have to get it from Mexico. That’s the only Coke still...

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...

Ghosn is Gone – Undeservedly

Nissan/Renault honcho Carlos Ghosn (pronounced "gon") is gone. He has agreed to resign as chairman and CEO of the Japanese-French car conglomerate - apparently...

Cadillac’s Death Dive

Cadillac has been losing sales and market position for the past three years straight, but thinks it has The Answer. Want to guess? If you said...

Waiting For Elon

Three years is a long time to wait for a new car. It makes you want to buy another car - which is exactly...

No Roads For You!

One of the arguments deployed by those opposed to a free society - you know, those "unrealistic," pie-in-the-sky Libertarians - is that there'd be...

The “Revenue Opportunity” Behind the Wheel

There is a saying that goes, if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. But what if you’re paying for it...

My Kingdom for a Horse!

The hunchback Plantagenet Richard III's last words were reportedly, "my kingdom for a horse"! - which he didn't get. He was slain by Henry...

Bad News for Elon…

The Clinton News Network (CNN) has announced that Tesla is laying off another 7 percent of its workers - having previously laid off  9...

Teslas Suddenly Get Pricier . . .

Tesla announced the other day that it will no longer be producing the least-expensive version of its Model S sedan - which lines up...

The Tax That Really Isn’t

There is a tax which most of us pay that isn’t morally objectionable. Probably because it’s not really a tax. It is the tax on...

What We Own . . .

It’s interesting that the only things we can say we truly own we have no legal title to. The clothes I am wearing, for instance....

Missing Uncle Much?

Do you miss the government much? It’s going on a month now since the “shutdown” of “nonessential” government services began and - from what I...

Michigan AGW Executes Kid for Flashing His Lights

This video is a few years old (2015) but many haven't seen it, including me. I thought you might want see it. Rather, I...

Ghosn is Gone – Undeservedly

Nissan/Renault honcho Carlos Ghosn (pronounced "gon") is gone. He has agreed to resign as chairman and CEO of the Japanese-French car conglomerate - apparently...

Gearing Matters

Weight - and gearing - have a yuge effect on fuel economy. Even to the extent of almost eliminating 40 years of “advanced” technology, including...

Reader Rant: Generals and Majors Everywhere!

Here's the latest reader rant, along with my reply! Paul writes: I have come to really enjoy your pieces. Being from a “GM family (3...

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