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2017 Jeep Compass

It’s a really good sign that Fiat continues to invest money in new Jeeps - like this just-updated 2017 Compass. It suggests there is...

2017 Jeep Cherokee

Most crossover SUVs can't cross over very much. They lack the clearance - and the capability. They are basically - actually - cars masquerading...

2017 Toyota Prius

The burden on the Champ is to remain the Champ - or know when to retire before retirement is forced upon you. The Toyota Prius...

2017 Kia Cadenza

One of the most successful luxury cars ever is the Lexus ES. Along with another Lexus - the LS - it ate Mercedes' and...

2017 Mercedes Metris

When you hear “minivan,” probably the first thing that pops to mind is not Mercedes. But in Europe, Benzes are dominant in the commercial/work fleet...

2017 Subaru Impreza

Subaru has at least four things going for it. With the exception of just one model - the BRZ sport coupe, which is a quasi-Subarau,...

2017 Mazda3

In the last Terminator movie, an aging, saggy Arnold tells his younger, time-traveling and still-buff self: I have been waiting for you. Well, me too. For...

2017 BMW 5 Series

There is a Moore’s Law for cars, too. Like computers, they get faster - and cheaper - with each new generation. BMW’s new 5 Series is...

2017 Cadillac ATS

It was the late '90s and Cadillac was trying to shed the AARP Aura that had enveloped the brand like a sickly fog of Vicks...

2017 Toyota Tundra

It’s much simpler buying a Japanese 1500 series full-size truck like the Toyota Tundra - and its across-the-street rival, the Nissan Titan (reviewed here). Both...

2017 Ford Focus RS

Everyone knows Rocky - the movie character. Not many people know Chuck Wepner - the real-life boxer who went 15 rounds with Ali -...

2017 Ford F250 Super Duty

If the Bugatti Veyron “transitioned” into a truck, this might be the result. Instead of 1,000 horsepower, almost 1,000 ft. lbs. of torque. Instead of...

The Money Pit

People made fun of cars like the Vega and Chevette - but at least GM made money on them. And when GM stopped making...

The Anti-Diesel Jihad Expands

For reasons that aren’t inscrutable (give me a minute - I’ll explain) the jihad against diesels  is metastasizing to include FiatChrysler. The combine - which...

There Will be More

Violence is, unfortunately, fungible. As this society becomes more and more officially violent, it is probable that unofficial violence will also increase. In fact, it...

Pop Goes The Car Bubble . . . And It May...

Almost every negative thing happening in the car business - in particular, ludicrous technical complexity for the sake of electronic gimmickry and also to...

Another Gentle “Nudge” . . .

Whatever their failings, machines generally don’t second-guess you. Turn them on, turn them off. Point them in a certain direction. Command them to move...

Theocracy Advances in Utah… And Soon Near You, Too

The slippery slope argument gets mocked a lot - but here’s another case that proves the point: Utah has just done what thinking brains knew...

The Black and Blue Bill

Naturally, the solution to the problem of police abusing their authority is to hold them less accountable when they do exactly that. Leave it to...

Nothing Runs You Like a Deere. . .

How long before they bring back prima nocta? It’s a serious question. Other aspects of feudalism have been part of everyday life for so long now...

“Autonomous” Cars . . . and Social Security “Contributions”

Within 12 years, only 5 percent of the driving done in this country will be done by "autonomous" drivers - according to a study...

The Red Queen Rules

One of the truly scary things about living in The Homeland, as it is officially styled nowadays, is that you are subject to punishment...

How Could it Have Been Worse?

Maybe it would have been wiser to just sit the last one out. Or even to have done like Khan in Star Trek II...

Despite their Worst Intentions

Cars are so much better than the government had intended that one can only imagine how good they might have been had the government...

Latest Reader Qs (6/21/2017)

Here are the latest Reader Qs, along with my Answers! Mario asks -  I want the best value used pickup truck (light duty-1/2 ton) I can...

The Money Pit

People made fun of cars like the Vega and Chevette - but at least GM made money on them. And when GM stopped making...

2017 Jeep Compass

It’s a really good sign that Fiat continues to invest money in new Jeeps - like this just-updated 2017 Compass. It suggests there is...
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