Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Payin’ Paper – and How to Avoid Getting it…

Most speed traps involve a stationary patrol car and a radar gun. And radar can’t single out a particular car in a pack of fast-moving vehicles. It’s up to the cop...

2011 Kia Sportage

Karma can be a mean bitch. What the Japanese did to the Americans in the '70s and '80s - shivving them on price and snatching away their former customers - the Koreans...

The Nicest People Ride Hondas

Instead of watching  “the game,” I went for  a ride this past Sunday.  My friend Graves owns several antique bikes, including a very nice – and road ready – ’67 Honda Dream....

2011 Mazda6

Size matters - to family car buyers. So it's not surprising that the Mazda6 - which used to be slightly smaller - and sportier - than other cars in the mid-sized sedan...

The AWD Con… .

Are you thinking about buying an all-wheel-drive car? You might want to think about it a little more. I can tell you from my test driving that the AWD version of a...

Five Winter Car Essentials

What's the best car for winter driving? It's one of those questions with no one size-fits-all answer. But I'll tell you what I think makes for a good winter car: * It's older...

63 MPGs – just not for us…

The new Mini Cooper Countryman can get 63 MPGs on the highway - just not on our highways. Like so many other high-mileage, diesel-powered vehicles, it's not available in the United States....

1978–1990 Dodge Omni (Oh Lawsee!)

It became a depressing tendency in the late 1970s to bestow optimistic-sounding names on increasingly scrunched-down and browbeaten economy cars that were at best proletarian-geared “transportation modules” as enjoyable as day-old...

The Road Rage Defuser (Or How To Avoid Being A Clover)

Road rage is a function of Cloverism - inept, oblivious and passive-aggressive "driving." Do your part to keep creeping Cloverism in check by avoiding these common examples of Clover-ish conduct behind the...

2011 Kia Optima

Back in the '70s and '80s, car journalists got sore arms throwing rhetorical cabbages at American car companies over the practice known as "bad engineering" - reselling the same car...
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