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by | Mar 4, 2019

An interesting data nugget percolated the other day about a “sharp worsening” — that is to say, an increase — in the number of car loan defaults among borrowers under 30 years old. According to Bloomberg Financial News, the rate for the…

by | Dec 18, 2017

More than 40 years ago, Japan flooded the U.S. market with inexpensive small cars — their manufacture directly subsidized by the government of Japan, their manufacturers working in close concert with the government of Japan. Meanwhile, American cars were effectively…

by | Mar 17, 2017

In some ways, the Chevy Chevette had a lot in common with a new Mercedes — or similar high-end luxury car. It wasn’t, for openers, front-wheel-drive. Like the Benz, the ’Vette was rear-wheel-drive. Theoretically, it could do a burnout. And…

by | Mar 13, 2017

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 and the Bentley Continental GT. It was available with a mighty 6.0 liter W12…

by | Feb 22, 2017

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 print. Yes, the car will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway… if you…

by | Jan 9, 2017

They won’t be doing the Macarena at President-elect Trump’s inaugural ball — but not because The Donald doesn’t dance. The music mafia doesn’t want to play for Trump. More precisely, it doesn’t want to allow the music to be played….

by | Oct 1, 2013

The economy must be doing a lot better than all the wretched indexes (number of people no longer even trying to find work, number of people on the dole, etc.) indicate. Otherwise, GM would not have announced it is committed…

by | Sep 12, 2013

Let’s raise a glass to the Unwanted Exotic. It is very low production — and very high cost — and thus, rarely seen. Like a Bugatti Veyron. If we were talking Bugattis, there would waiting lists; people wrangling and wheedling…

by | Jul 10, 2013

Diesel-powered cars could be the ticket — as far as giving us very high-mileage cars (50-plus MPGs) with excellent power/performance and without the liabilities of hybrids — including the additional expense/complexity of having two powerplants (a gas engine and an…

by | Jun 7, 2013

Tesla’s $60,000-plus electric car is a terrible idea — as a commercially viable consumer product. But the way Tesla sells (well, tries to sell) its cars is a fantastic idea. A revolutionary idea. And so, a very dangerous idea. To…

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