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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...

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...

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...

The Renewable Fuels Con

You can’t just sell gas anymore. Most people don’t realize it, but what they’re pumping into their car’s tank isn’t actually gasoline, properly speaking. It’s...

Setting the Stage for Single Payer

Just before a tsunami wave hits, the sea withdraws - briefly - and people who don't know better enjoy (also briefly) poking around the...

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...

Latest Radio, Bill Meyer Show 5/17/2017

Here's the audio of last week's appearance on Bill Meyer's show (KMED) in Oregon. We talked about the "study" out that 95 percent of us...

Could Use Some Cialis . . .

Just a little heads-up that we're a little low on the dipstick this month - see the pie chart; we have about 40 percent...

Ford Fires Car Guy – Hires Furniture Guy

Ford Motor Co. has fired CEO Mark Fields - apparently because of less-than-great earnings last year and other problems - and will replace him with...
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