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2013 Mazda CX-5

This new CX-5 ought to do pretty well. Though it’s technically a compact crossover SUV – it looks (and actually is) almost mid-sized. So it’s substantial and roomy. That’s one. Two, it starts at just over $20k – vs. over $22k for its most obvious rivals, the popular Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.…

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 I Won’t Be seeing

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I just got invited by Mazda to attend a press event for the 2013 CX-5 in CA. I used to attend such events regularly, and I’d love to attend this one- but am pretty much decided against because of the prospect of being handled by some TSA cretin (because I won’t be scanned). I feel…

2013 Mazda CX-9

Function matters – but form does, too. Especially when you’ve got a choice. Full-size minivans, for instance, sold in big numbers  . . . until less stodgy-looking (and driving) alternatives – same-size (or almost same-size) crossovers – came on scene. Today, some of the biggest names in the business don’t even sell a traditional full-size…

Ohio Heroes Draw Down on Mom & Grandma in Minivan

… because a five-year-old was looking at license plates in a parking lot:   DAYTON, OH — A family outing to an airplane museum turned into a horrific nightmare as young children watched their mother and grandmother yanked out of their minivan and forced to their knees at gunpoint. The Hill family of Columbus had…

Kansas Heroes Teach Teen a Lesson

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Kansas Cops Bully Teen for Trying to Record Them By Carlos Miller A man was crossing a street with his camera on Christmas, apparently to record some police activity, when he was arrested for refusing to provide identification immediately upon demand. The Topeka cops approached him as soon as he stepped onto the sidewalk, demanding…

2014 Dodge Durango

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It is getting hard to find a real SUV – especially one that’s not too damn big. In the mid-sized segment, there are oodles of FWD car-based crossovers. But how about one that’s based on a RWD, truck-style layout? With a standard V-6 (and optional V-8) engine mounted front to back – not side to…

2013 Hyundai Sante Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Elite

If GM’s board had simply hired away the entire management team at Hyundai back in ’08 – and fired everyone at the Renaissance Center in Detroit – it would saved taxpayers a lot of money. Those guys – the Hyundai guys – know what they’re doing. One brilliant design after the next. It’s almost boring…

Hulk Smash!

I’ve ranted in the past about being rope-a-dope’d into a state of exhausted fury by annoying automotive technology. Well, I’ve got fodder for a fresh rant. This past week, I had a new BMW X to test drive (you can read the review here). Overall, not a bad car. But there are some things about…

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