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2015 Cadillac Escalade

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Cadillac may be having trouble selling its ELR electric car (see here) but no such worries selling its anti-matter opposite, the Escalade. It’s not hard to understand why. The ELR is very expensive (over $75k to start) but very slow. It realistically seats only two. And it doesn’t go very far on its batteries. The…

2013 Cadillac Escalade

The battleship Iowa and her three sisters managed to survive not only World War II but a post-war world in which they’d long since become anachronisms. Amazingly, these massive gunboats lingered on as active duty warships for decades – into the 1990s. But everyone knew they had been living on borrowed time for a long…

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

It stands alone, unchallenged … the master of all it surveys.  Not merely surviving but thriving. The Hummer came – and went. So also the Ford Excursion – a mere Ford, too for that matter. No, if you want the Biggest Kahuna – a luxury SUV that can swallow the others whole and beat them…

Cadillac Says Good-Bye to the V-8

Cadillac was built on big engines – from the V-16s of the art deco era to the big V-8s of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. But within a year, for the first time in living memory, Cadillac will no longer have a regular passenger car in its lineup with a V-8 under the hood. The…

Cadillac Sedan deVille, 1956-1984

Nowadays, all the really big sedans are foreign-made: Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Daimler Maybachs. It is a sign of the decline of the once-magnificent American Land Yacht, whose sole surviving exemplar as of 2010 is the Lincoln Town Car – a mere middleweight by the standards that once defined “full-size.” Cadillac, for its part, doesn’t make truly…

2006 Cadillac DTS

Let’s say you’re in the market for a well-equipped, full-size luxury sedan that’s not an old man’s car — but also doesn’t have the jutting angles, 20-inch chromed wheels and pimp-strut posturing that’s become an unfortunate fad among so many cars in this class. Then check out the new Cadillac DTS. This model replaces the…

Clover Can’t Wait To Cut In

Clover can not wait for others to safely pass by him.  His time is so important, that he feels he is entitled to enter the road as soon as he is ready, others be damned.

I was driving along the road at ~45mph (45mph PSL).  The clover (in a Cadillac Escalade) lets the school bus pass.  Instead of letting me pass as well, this clover decides he can’t wait anymore and turns onto the main road.  This forces me to quickly hit the brakes.   If I knew the Cadillac was a clover and not a not so friendly unmarked revenue enhancer, I could have safely passed the clover.  Instead, I had the joy of following this lummox for 10 minutes as he meandered about town.

This clover was so inattentive to his driving that he almost passed a stopped school bus. (Here is that video.)

 

 

2015 Infiniti QX80

2015 Infiniti QX80

Well, gas is cheap again. Does it mean big SUVs (with big, thirsty V8s) will make a comeback? I doubt it. Even though the cost of fuel is down, the cost of everything else has gone up. I don’t buy the happy talk about the “recovery.” No one I know has “recovered.” Most of us…

2015 Kia K900

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“K900″ sounds like the designation for the latest Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarine. But it’s a Korean sub – and its warheads are targeted at Mercedes and BMW. Kind of like Lexus did, back in the day. The concept is similar: Offer more car (literally) for less money. Thus, the K900 is bigger – and a great…

2014 Toyota RAV4

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Toyota’s got these TV commercials featuring the Muppets, who assert the vehicles aren’t boring. But is boring bad? What if boring works? I’ve owned (and driven) a lot of vehicles that didn’t work – which can be exciting, in good ways and bad – depending on when and how they stop working. Toyotas hardly ever…