Sunday, December 4, 2016

2017 Chrysler 200

Chrysler's in real trouble - but bad news for them could be good news for you. Fiat - which fronts the operation - has decided...

2017 Lexus RC Coupe

For Lexus, the RC is a "radical coupe." Radical looking, certainly. And it offers a V8. Circa now, that's pretty rad. You may have noticed these are disappearing...

2017 Nissan Titan (not XD)

Maybe you know the story of the WWII-era Japanese battleships Yamato and Musashi. They were the largest, most powerful battleships ever built - 72,000...

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Well, you haven’t got much choice. But - sometimes - that’s not a bad thing. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, for instance. It is one of just a...

2017 Nissan Armada

Well, they all do it. Sell lesser - and nicer - versions of their big SUVs. For less - and more - money. GM has the Chevy...

2017 Fiat 500X

You know what "Fiat" stands for, right? Fix it again, Tony. Well, they keep on trying. The 500 coupe - which is small and cute like the...

2017 Hyundai Sante Fe

What makes Crest better than Colgate? Pity the copywriter whose job it is to come up with ... something. And the car journalist whose job it...

2017 Mercedes C300

Conan told us what is best in life:  Crush enemies, see them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women. It’s a good description...

2017 Mazda CX-9

Which major car company only sells four cylinder-powered cars? The answer is surprising. It’s Mazda. It’s surprising because Mazda is the “zoom zoom” brand - and four...

2017 Ford Transit Connect

Minivans used to be practical, inexpensive and - most of all - mini. They are still practical. If you’d like something that’s also inexpensive, practical and...

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Give 'em credit for not giving up. Chrysler - the company that invented the things - is the last of the Big Three to still have...

2017 Kia Sportage

It is no easy task to find something worth telling you about crossover A vs. crossover B. Usually, it’s like trying to put together 2,000...

Libertarian Drivers…

Libertarians are individualists. That means - among other things - we don't collectivize people. Libertarians don't like collective ("one-size-fits-all") traffic laws. Why punish a driver...

Are You a Libertarian? Is Gary Johnson One?

Gary Johnson describes himself as a Libertarian but isn't one. A Libertarian is not a "socially liberal/fiscally conservative" Republican - which is what Johnson is, even...

Smaller Engines… Big Problems

Downsizing is no longer the answer, apparently. Of engines, that is. You may have noticed. Even big vehicles come - increasingly - with startlingly small engines. Two-point-oh...

Some Questions About “Climate Change”…

If the climate really is changing - and we're the cause of it - then the "wrenching changes" to our lives we're told are...

Extinction Level Event

Since they can’t sell people on electric cars, the next best thing is to outlaw internal combustion-engined cars. In order to force people into...

A Republican is Born

Trump may yet win. After all, the Chimp did. Twice. Bear this in mind. Then again, Trump was not running as a Republican. Until now. Which may just cost...

Musk is Right About One Thing

Why can’t you just buy a new car? I mean, without the middleman. Without having to go through a dealer? You can buy almost anything else directly -...

Elon’s Space Pinto

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket recently had trouble getting off the ground - well, in one piece - and it’s an awfully long way to...

Vice President of Diversity

They used to hire mainly engineers to work at car companies. Where they used to mainly design and build cars. Now they have vice presidents...

The Duce Disappoints

The “debate” earlier this week disabused me of hope that Trump might be something other than yet another authoritarian collectivist. He basically agreed with would-be...

Beria’s Technique… As Applied to VW

The trick is keeping your victim alive… so that the beatings can continue. That was Lavrenti Beria’s dictum. Beria was Stalin’s secret police chief, the Soviet...

GM Picks up the Pieces… Maybe

Diesels are coming back. Just not VW’s diesels. The German automaker, if not kaput, has tapped out of that market to focus - mea culpa! -...

The Consequences of Being Politically Incorrect

Well, at least they aren't sending us to camps... yet. That's probably next. One thing does follow another, like dominos. The logic of it being as...

More Canaries Going Tits Up…

Volkswagen Group's third-quarter operating profits plunged more than half, adding weight to management calls for cutbacks at the the automaker's biggest division. Operating profit at...

It Starts With a “Seatbelt Violation”…

Watch the video below, then read the commentary: From the cameraman: It all started about a month ago. I was sweeping up some dust and debris...
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