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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…

The Affordable Coffee Act

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I mean, why not? If government – using its magical powers – can make health care “affordable” why not make everything people need (and hell, everything they want) affordable? It’s a little mean-spirited to lower the cost of going to the doctor, but do nothing to make a Starbucks latte – or a new Corvette…

2014 Infiniti QX80

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I’ve got five bikes, an old muscle car – and lots of guns. Some people will sneerily say I don’t need these things. They’re the same people who get all upset and control-freaky about large (and loaded) SUVs like the Infiniti QX80. It’s too big. It uses too much gas. It’s ostentatious… It’s none of…

2013 Infiniti Q56

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If  “you didn’t build that” – then you might be interested in driving this: The 2013 Infiniti Q56. Few things on wheels give the finger to the OWS proletariat as lustily as this 14 MPG roller. WHAT IT IS The Q56 is Infiniti’s maximum effort, full-size, ultra-luxury SUV. It’s bigger than a Cadillac Escalade –…

New Car Reviews Archive 2006-2013

2013 Ford Flex 2013 Ford Fusion 2013 Scion FR-S (the other twin) 2013 Lexus ES300 Hybrid 2013 Toyota Avalon 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport 2013 Dodge Dart 2013 Jeep Compass 2013 Nissan Sentra 2013 Buick Verano 2013 Cadillac ATS 2013 “Sciobaru” BRZ/FR-S 2013 Nissan Murano 2013 Dodge Challenger 2013 Lincoln MKS 2013 Volvo S60…

Dead Pool

How many car brands have died-off over the past ten years? How many will die off during the next ten? Among the dearly departed: Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Daewoo, Isuzu, Saab, Plymouth. That’s nine. Which is a lot. History. There are still arguably too many contenders for too few buyers. Hair-thin profit margins for…