Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Turbocharging Hits the Wall

You may have noticed the odd - and entirely artificial - juxtaposition: Cars have been getting bigger - and heavier -  while engines have been getting smaller. It's not uncommon to find...

How Not to Sell Your Old Car

You want a new car - or just a different car. What’s the best way to get rid of your current car? For most people, it will be the way that puts...

2019 VW Jetta GLI

You may remember the commercial for the 1984 VW GTI, which was backtracked by a modified version of the Beach Boys’ classic '60s song, Little GTO  . . . with GTI...

Range Reduction

All electric cars come standard with range anxiety - having to think about how far you can go before the car comes to a stop  . . . and what you'll...

Gimmicks and Their Downsides

The problem with new cars is they're too good for their own good. Well, too good for the car companies trying to sell new cars. Rust has become almost a non-problem. Reliability...

The Out Of Touch “Car Guy”

Jay Leno used to be funny - and now he is again. Just unintentionally. "There is almost no reason to have a gas car," he announced on CNBC the other day. "I...

Leaving Well Enough Alone

I could improve the reliability, traction, handling and braking of my antique muscle car - update the thing - but that would miss the point. One could also replace a battleship’s...

Wishful – or Vengeful – Thinking

Better hurry, if you want a new SUV or truck you can still afford. Or anything new you can still afford. Twelve states - led by California - are suing the federal government...

The Dangers – and Causes – of Unintentional Idling

If you don’t think your engine’s still running, you might forget to turn it off. Well, you might forget to push the ignition button off - because the engine isn’t running right...

Recharge Anxiety

It's not so much the range that's the primary electric car gimp - it's the time it takes to recharge. Which is a minimum of 30-45 minutes, assuming you have access to...
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