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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…

Hero Opens Up on Minivan Full of Kids

Here’s a video of a Hero cop blasting away at a minivan full of children: All this began over “speeding” – a minor traffic ticket. The woman got mad at being mulcted by the buzz cut thug – and drove off. Not recklessly – but she made the almost-fatal error of showing contempt for the…

2012 Mini Coupe

Who doesn’t like the original Mini? It’s cute, but not girly. Sporty – but not overbearingly macho. A six foot man can drive it – and not look (or feel) silly driving it. So can his five-foot-five daughter. Or her 65-year-old grandmother. The Mini is also inexpensive – around $19k to start, which is cheap…

2012 Fiat 500: A Better Mini?

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I did not expect to like the Fiat 500. But I quickly fell in love with it. It may be my favorite new car. I’d consider buying one myself – and that is an eruption of affection from me, a guy who reviews new cars but mostly owns and drives old (and ancient) stuff. There…

2011 Mini Cooper Countryman

Everyone (well, almost everyone) likes the Mini Cooper – the reincarnated, updated version of the micro-car Brit car of the 1960s. The problem has been that not everyone can use the Mini – which up to now came with just two doors and room for two only (or at least, realistically). So for 2011, the…

2015 Subaru WRX

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Sometimes, less is more. The just-updated Subaru WRX, for instance. It has less engine than previously – but more power. Performance is better – and gas mileage has upticked noticeably. Also noticeable is the new six-speed manual transmission, which has one more gear than the previous WRX’s five-speed box. One other thing’s that’s less, by the…

New Car “Buyers” . . .

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Who can afford to spend $30,000 – the average purchase price paid as of 2013 – on a new car? The answer is … very few. Most new car “buyers” are in fact debtors. They sign loan documents and make monthly payments. Typically, for five years, the length of the average new car loan. Some extend…

2015 VW Tiguan . . . Manual No More

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Some lament the passing of the manual transmission – me among them. But that puts me among the minority, because the majority seems to prefer the automatic, especially now that automatics are often the more fuel-efficient choice. Perhaps this changing of the proverbial guard accounts for VW’s decision to offer the ’15 Tiguan in automatic-only form for…