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Honest opinions - the good, bad and ugly. View the entire archive.

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Have you noticed? Mid-sized trucks are getting pretty scarce. Dodge dropped the Dakota. GM has put the kibosh - for the moment, at least - on the Chevy Colorado (and its GMC...

2014 VW Jetta TDI

There are more diesel-powered cars available now than ever. Unfortunately, almost all of them are expensive cars. One of the few - one of the two - that's not is VW's Jetta...

2018 Lexus NX300

No one knows who invented the shoe - but not surprisingly, it caught on. The crossover is another such idea - and we know whose that was. Back in '98, Lexus took a...

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...

2012 Toyota Prius C

Toyota has built a better Prius - a hybrid that is economical to buy as well as operate.  It's called the Prius C - and it's 542 pounds lighter than the...

2019 VW Beetle Final

In 1979, VW stopped selling the Beetle - at least, in the United States. Uncle would not allow it. The car designed back in the 1930s could not meet the crashworthiness and emissions...

2014 Mercedes CLA 250

The new Mercedes CLA is one thing no previous Mercedes-Benz has ever been - front-wheel-drive (with AWD optional) and also another thing very few Mercedes Benzes have ever been - fairly...

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...

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

When everyone makes a crossover SUV, how do you make your crossover SUV stand out? First, you split the difference between compact-sized crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and mid-sized crossovers like the...

2016 Mustang Ecoboost vs. Turbo 2016 Camaro

V8 muscle cars are all kinds of fun - but it's not necessary to have a V8 to have a muscle car. Or at least, it's not necessary to have a V8...
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