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The $70 Million “Investment”

Electric cars continue to cost lots of money - contrary to the now-forgotten original point of the exercise, which was once upon a time to find a lower-cost alternative to gas-powered...

2017 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S

You make the rules, we'll find new ways around them. That could be AMG's motto and maybe is . . . unofficially. The Rhinoceros Thing you see before you is somehow fully compliant...

2013 Ford Fusion

"Fusion" - the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. It's a fair description - of the car. Technically, the Ford Fusion is mid-sized, but...

2014 Hyundai Azera

Growing up in the '70s and '80s, my family had one not-quite-Cadillac after the next. A succession of Oldsmobiles that had many of the same features, but cost my folks less...

2017 Subaru Outback

All-wheel-drive is very popular. But all-wheel-drive-equipped wagons are fairly hard to find. They are harder to find for about $25k to start. Impossible to find with AWD standard for about $25k to start...

The Last Buick

It hasn't been announced yet, but Buick won't be around much longer. It's already mostly gone. GM just announced the cashiering of the Cascada convertible - after less than three years on...

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The obvious often isn't until someone makes it so. For instance, adding a real-sized rear door to a sporty coupe - as Hyundai has done with the Veloster. Much better than one (or...

2016 Dodge Ram ProMaster City

Minivans started off as inexpensive, economical, versatile alternatives to both cars and things a lot bigger (SUVs). But today's minivans are not-so-mini ... and are rarely economical. Either to buy or to drive....

Camaro’s Crisis

It's 1975 all over again - for the Chevy Camaro. That year, there was no Z28 and the next year there was almost no Camaro. Chevy - GM management - came very...

What Cadillac Should Have Done… and Still Could

As Cadillac’s market share continues to wilt, it’s worth considering what Cadillac once was - and could be again. If, that is, it could take off the Me Too blinders it has...
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