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2017 VW Golf Alltrack

You remember the Secret Sauce? McDonald’s kept it close for a long time. Turns out it’s pretty much thousand island dressing, tweaked a little bit....

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

One of the best little Toyotas isn't. It's the Yaris iA. Which was badged as a Scion last year. But it's not that anymore, either. It's...

2017 VW GTI

The ’17 VW GTI may not look much like a Corvette, but in several ways, it reminds me of one. Well, not a new one. My...

2017 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S

You make the rules, we'll find new ways around them. That could be AMG's motto and maybe is . . . unofficially. The Rhinoceros Thing you...

2017 Mini Clubman “Works” All4

Mighty Mouse is back! Well, the Mighty Mini . . . Last year, Mini - which is really BMW, which designs and makes them now, not the...

2017 Toyota Tacoma

If you miss reasonable-sized trucks - what 1500 series trucks used to be before Codpiece Fever overtook the country - you might want to...

The New Phaeton?

There was nothing wrong with the car - the Phaeton ultra-luxury sedan. You may remember. It was beautiful, powerful, elegant. Close kin to the Audi A8...

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...

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...

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...

2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel 52 MPG . . . Read The...

We're told the 2018 Chevy Cruze diesel will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway. But read the fine print. And then the bold...

2017 BMW 740e hybrid

Six figure hybrids make sense like trying to lose weight by having a glass of water with your biggie order of onion rings and...

A Miracle and a Tragedy

Henry Ford gets the credit for putting America on wheels via the Model T - which was not only the first mass-produced car but also...

The Clover Who Squealed

Late last week, it was revealed who squealed. The Clover responsible for making it impossible for any of us to buy a diesel-powered Volkswagen henceforth...

Hose Heroes?

Law enforcers aren't "heroes"  . . .  but what about firemen? Are they Hose Heroes? People are pressured to regard them as such. Much as they are...

The “Hero” Problem

When the state and its media bullhorns refer to armed government workers - law enforcers - as “heroes,” it’s a sign the hour is...

The Orange Balloon Deflates

Trump could not replace - much less repeal - Obamacare. So, instead, he did what Republicans do best: Bomb foreigners, remotely. Even the Chimp-esque, Oceania...

A Hellcat Ride and Anarcho Tyranny

The Constitution says that “cruel and unusual” punishment is not to be administered. One assumes that includes disproportionate punishment. For example, that a person...

The Reverse Model T

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, touts his latest electric car as the second coming of the Model T - an odd comparison given the Model...

Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

One of the ways you know you live in a police state is when the police exempt themselves from the law and enforce made-up...

Going Without

People think it’s crazy to go without health insurance - not that it’s any of their business. But they think it is their business...

They See Five Fingers Now…

After Winston had been taught to love Big Brother, you could find him sipping Victory Gin at the Chestnut Tree Cafe. VW’s “cheating” diesels -...

Taxing (and Antiquing) Them Off the Road

For planned obsolescence to work, you’ve got to keep the conveyor belt rolling. And most of all, prevent anyone from getting off. It is a...

Dancing With Clovers

The other day, I bathed in the solar flare fury of a Clover affronted. Luckily, I had my radiation suit on. I was coming home from...

2017 Ford F250 Video Rant

Here's a quick initial impression walk-around of the 2017 Ford F250, which can be ordered with a 925 ft.-lb. PowerStroke diesel. Automotive News guys...

Demonized

Really, it’s surprising it took them so long. But it is much more surprising that automotive journalists are leading the chorus ululating for the outlawing of...

Taxpayers on Hook for $2.75 Million to Pay Victims of Molesting...

Taxpayers in Irwindale, California are on the hook for $2.75 million after a lawsuit brought by a young woman molested by a "hero" was settled last Thursday. The...

VW May Dump Ducati

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