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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...

2017 Subaru Forester

You may have noticed that there are lots of Subarus (all kinds, including ancient Brats from the '80s) running around places where it snows...

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...

A Libertarian Dilemma

Not in my Backyard! But what about when it's in your neighbor's back yard? What is the Libertarian attitude - and response - toward something...

The Electric Greaseman

If you lived in the DC area during the '80s, you will remember the Fall of the Greaseman. Now living in obscurity - and, apparently,...

How About No “Plan” at All?

The outcome was never in doubt. Republicans - all of them, not just Trump - told you so, many months ago. Even if they had successfully...

Reader Qs

Here are two of the latest reader Qs - and my answers. Keep 'em coming! ... My Question: Hi Eric: I just discovered your website and read your...

Sick Call

I picked up some crud; not firing on all eight today... so, if I am scarce, that's why! Hoping this will pass soon because I...
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