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1981–1989 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant K-Cars

Lee Iaccoca gets blame (or credit) for the Dodge Aires and Plymouth Reliant K-cars, but unlike the minivan, this one’s really not his fault. He simply took the ball and ran...

Too Many Cars . . . Not Enough Market?

As we watch the slow-motion train wreck that is the dying U.S. automotive industry, it's easy to blame the economic situation for the debacle. And it's certainly a contributing factor. Or...

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

I just did a burnout - which is nothing unusual, except ... I did it in a Hyundai. A rear-wheel-drive Hyundai muscle car. Six-speed stick, 306 horsepower. Thumbs-up, Fonzie!  WHAT IT IS The Genesis is...

Diesel Pros… and Cons

Diesel-powered vehicles are making a big comeback - no surprise given renewed buyer interest in high-efficiency, long-life vehicles. But like gas-burners, diesels have their downsides as well as their upsides. Here's a...

1976–1980 Dodge Aspen R/T and Plymouth Volaré Road Runner

A reeling and soon-to-be bankrupt Chrysler Corp. produced one of the most pathetic paper-tiger muscle cars ever in the embarrassing 1976to 1980 Dodge Aspen R/T and the Aspen’s sister car, the...

The Worst Thing You Can Say in Modern America…

I don't "support the troops." But of course it's not really  the troops  we're constantly pressured to express unconditional, unquestioning - even fawning - support for at nearly every turn. "The troops" really...

Tubby U.S. Toddlers Too Fat For Booster Seats

At least one out of every six children ages 1 to 6 are too beefy to fit into their child safety seats - and need extra-large "husky" seats designed for proto-Elvii....

2011 Jaguar XK

Beauty can be more than skin deep - just take a look at the 2011 Jaguar XK. Heavily updated in all the right places - and left alone were it was already...

Buick Electra 225, 1959–1984

The "deuce and a quarter" was Buick's ultimate ship of the line—measuring nearly 19 feet long (225 inches) from snout to tail. This road titan's wheelbase would eventually stretch to a...

The Bad Economy is Good News For Car Collectors

How has the bad economy been affecting the classic car hobby? On the upside, certain classic cars - especially muscle cars from the '60s and '70s - have suddenly become more affordable. Though...
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