Car Guy
Car Guy
by | Mar 2, 2020

Almost everyone enjoys a good road trip — but not many road trips are like the one I made in two hours and 23 minutes back in the late summer of 1995 in a brand-new Mustang Cobra R. The trip from…

by | Feb 17, 2020

ASS may save gas, but it’s not so good for the environment. There is a warning to be found in some new car owner’s manuals — which will probably be redacted once the problem is discovered. Or, rather, made public….

by | Jan 25, 2020

Memory seats are nice. But how about mood minders? In-car sensors that assess your state of mind through eye movements, facial expressions, gestures — even your rising (or falling) heartbeat — and adjust the car accordingly? It’s coming. Some of it…

by | Dec 5, 2019

There was an interesting story over the holiday about electric cars piled up at “fast” chargers … waiting in line for other EVs to finish “fast” charging. This brings up the problem of throughput — another of many EV problems not…

by | Nov 21, 2019

VW will — apparently — stop selling the mainstream, affordable version of the Golf hatchback next year, leaving only the high-performance GTI and Golf R versions on the roster. This represents a winnowing of the IC herd as VW doesn’t…

by | Oct 19, 2019

People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire — literally. Owners — and there aren’t many — have been advised by Harley Davidson not to plug their bikes in at home or anywhere else except a Harley Davidson…

by | Jul 21, 2019

Elon just admitted something that is getting very little coverage — and no explanation. He announced that Tesla will no longer be selling the “affordable” $35,000 Model 3 he promised would be Tesla’s first mass-market electric car. Like so many of Elon’s…

by | Jul 17, 2019

Donald Trump isn’t a libertarian, but he is the guy who just rescinded the fatwa imposed by his extremely un-libertarian predecessor that would have almost tripled the fines imposed on car companies that didn’t “achieve compliance” with federal fuel economy…

by | Jul 12, 2019

Where should a Corvette’s engine be? Historically, it has always been up front and usually under a rear-opening hood — which made it easier to see the Corvette’s engine, a very American big V8 — in all its insolently crude (pushrod, single cam, two-valve…

by | Jul 3, 2019

Lee Iacocca just died. And with him, an era. The era of the car guy executive. Iacocca wasn’t a transplant from a toothpaste company — and he was an engineer, not a “human resources” manager. He smoked cigars, told ribald stories. Most of…

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