by | May 1, 2018

The Corvette now reigns as America’s only supercar. But there used to be two American supercars — the second one being the Dodge Viper. It was, arguably, more super. More outrageous, certainly. An 8.4 liter V10 (and 600 horsepower) rather than…

by | Nov 9, 2017

The last of a thing is often a cause for nostalgia, even regret. The new thing may be objectively superior and hard to fault by the numbers. But something’s been lost, just the same. And the thing will never be…

by | Oct 3, 2017

California officials are, apparently, “mulling” a ban on cars with internal combustion engines, according to an article in the industry trade publication, Automotive News. If they more than mull and pass a ban, CA would be the first American state…

by | Sep 14, 2017

Since they can’t sell electric cars — not enough of them, anyhow — and not without subsidies so huge they amount to outright bribes — the solution appears to be to outlaw all cars except electric cars. This is no…

by | Jul 31, 2017

Maybe the worst thing about this electric car business is the way it will — if it succeeds — homogenize cars, make one just like another in every meaningful way. Think about bumper cars. You pick a different body or color — but…

by | Jul 10, 2017

With gas cheaper than it has been in at least 50 years — strongly suggestive that there is plenty of it available and will be for some time to come — Volvo has announced its decision to build nothing but…

by | Jul 5, 2017

Comebacks are never easy — but they are doable. Ask Cadillac. Not so very long ago, GM’s luxury car division was on the mat, the count at seven or eight. Cadillac had lost its mojo, traded it for Metamucil. Its…

by | Jun 1, 2017

Maybe you’ve been thinking about buying an older car as a way to avoid some of the hassles, expense — and Big Brother-ish — aspects of owning a new car. These are all-too-real. Especially the Big Brother-ish stuff, which is…

by | May 24, 2017

You might want to buy a used car while they’re cheap — but not just because they’re cheap. And cheap they are. Because of unprecedented desperation tactics to sell new cars — including under-bid incentives, cash back offers, and “free…

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…

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