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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...

2017 Mini Clubman “Works” All4

Mighty Mouse is back! Well, the Mighty Mini . . . Last year, Mini - which is really BMW, which designs and makes them now, not the...

2017 Toyota Tacoma

If you miss reasonable-sized trucks - what 1500 series trucks used to be before Codpiece Fever overtook the country - you might want to...

The New Phaeton?

There was nothing wrong with the car - the Phaeton ultra-luxury sedan. You may remember. It was beautiful, powerful, elegant. Close kin to the Audi A8...

2017 Ford F-150

To say trucks have changed is like saying phones are different nowadays. If you grew up with trucks - three-on-the-tree, metal floorpans, bench seats, an...

2017 BMW X1

Size no longer matters. Well, size can be deceiving. Sometimes, a smaller-on-the-outside vehicle has more room inside than a larger-on-the-outside vehicle. The BMW X1, for instance. It is BMW's...

Instead of the TDI . . .

The Crazy Train continues to pick up speed. It just won't go very far... . VW - clearly unhinged now - has revealed an updated...

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

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...

2017 BMW 740e hybrid

Six figure hybrids make sense like trying to lose weight by having a glass of water with your biggie order of onion rings and...

2017 Mini

The latest Mini is bigger  - and slightly smaller engined. Usually, that's a recipe for slower - and drinks more gas. Would you believe (best Maxwell...

America’s Exotic Car

The Corvette used to be America’s sports car. It will soon be America’s exotic car. Something gained - maybe something lost. The next one - on...

2017 Ford Escape

Did you know that after the F-150 pick-up, Ford's best-selling model is . . . the Escape? This is quite something given that unlike the...

Taxing (and Antiquing) Them Off the Road

For planned obsolescence to work, you’ve got to keep the conveyor belt rolling. And most of all, prevent anyone from getting off. It is a...

Dancing With Clovers

The other day, I bathed in the solar flare fury of a Clover affronted. Luckily, I had my radiation suit on. I was coming home from...

Brock Yates, Phone Home

The car press has become the propaganda ministry of entities and individuals who either know nothing about cars or who loathe cars. Whichever it is,...

Why The Press is Hated . . .

The press wonders - or pretends to wonder - why it’s held in contempt by more than just a small handful of  people. Maybe...

Trump Thinks Your Car’s Gas Mileage is . . .Your...

The Clovers are aghast that Trump is threatening to do the unimaginable - and stop threatening the car companies with federal fuel economy fatwas...

How Come It’s Suddenly Less “Safe” Out There?

New cars are - supposedly - "safer" than ever. Right? That's what the government has been telling us. Each new fatwa - back-up cameras, tire...

Viva Uber!

About four months from now, Americans will go through the sickly, depressing ritual of celebrating the liberties they no longer enjoy. This includes, among...

The Compliance Car

There’s a new model out you may not have heard about - the compliance car. It’s a car that, for one reason or another, almost...

Apocalypse Avoided?

If this one thing happens, electing Trump will have been worth the bother. It's actually two things. Trump's EPA will be "revisiting" the Obama EPA's last-minute...

Silence of the Lambs?

You'd think maybe he killed someone. Oliver Schmidt is facing 169 years in prison. Earlier this week, the 48-year-old German national was frog-marched before the judge who...

If “Safety” Really Mattered

In several objective ways, new cars are less “safe” than cars built decades ago. A strong statement. One that probably seems ridiculous, too, given all...

It Won’t Be Like The Jetsons

What does it mean when people talk about self-driving cars? We really ought to be talking about programmed cars. And about who does the programming. The...

Does That Look Right to You?

You don’t have to be an architect to know there’s something wrong with the Leaning Tower of Pisa  - which isn’t supposed to be...

Taxing (and Antiquing) Them Off the Road

For planned obsolescence to work, you’ve got to keep the conveyor belt rolling. And most of all, prevent anyone from getting off. It is a...

First Elvis… Now Enzo

They never let 'em rest in peace. Italian investigators said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One...

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