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Smart Car Fades to Black

Mercedes is giving up on the not-so-Smart Car, citing "declining micro-car market" in the U.S. and Canada. U.S. Smart sales in 2018 plunged 58 percent from a year earlier to 1,276 cars. What's...

2015 Toyota Yaris

Toyota can get away with it. Kia couldn't. Honda, neither. What high crime are we dealing with here? It's more like a misdemeanor: Selling While Old. Or rather, selling a car that's getting old,...

2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel 52 MPG . . . Read The Fine Print

We're told the 2018 Chevy Cruze diesel will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway. But read the fine print. And then the bold print. Yes, the car will be capable of...

2017 Mercedes S550e

A $100,000 hybrid makes me think of Gloria Steinem's quip about a woman needing a man like a fish needs a bicycle. But I'd still much rather have the Mercedes 550e than...

2019 Volvo S60

There's a lot about the car business today that's depressing; relentless nannying, pushy electrification. So here's something that will make you feel better   . . . Maybe even make you feel like...

2010 Toyota Yaris Sport… uh… ok!

Can there be such a thing as a sporty economy car? And if it's doable, is it sensible? Toyota says the answer to both questions is the '10 Yaris Sport. WHAT IT IS The...

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 - of the mojo that's worked so well...

2014 Audi A6 TDI

What luxury car leaps forward like a bracket-racing muscle car - you'll swear you're getting daylight under the front tires - but also gives you almost 40 MPG on the highway? It's...

2020 Nissan Frontier

The new Nissan Frontier is actually pretty old; the 2020 model is essentially the same truck as the 2005 model. And that's not a bad thing. This truck is the only new truck...

2012 Toyota Yaris

As a gauge of how much has changed in the car market in just the space of two or three years, consider the following: Toyota - Toyota! - is playing catch-up. To...
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