Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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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 no one is willing to buy -...

Automotive Icon: De Tomaso Pantera, 1971-1993

Say Pantera - and most people think '70s. Maybe '80s. Not 1993. But they made them all the way into the early Clinton years. Not many. But as late as '93, you could still buy...

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 fuel efficiency and emissions fatwas, hurriedly ululated...

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 inline six (maybe a V8, fed by...

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 will preside over his coming criminal trail,...

Garage Op-Sec

Drive around almost any neighborhood and you will find homes with wide-open garages, expensive tools and equipment in plain sight . . . and no one around. Tools are portable. Often, they come...

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 the “safety” features new cars have that...

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 “self-driving” car doesn’t decide for itself how...

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 smallest crossover SUV but it has about...

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 version of its unsalable electrified Golf. This one...
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