Road rage exists everywhere. Searching related news stories on the Internet regularly reveals the tragic outcomes of such events. Just last month, a Florida man was slain in front of his family when an outraged motorist followed him to his residence after an “aggressive interaction”…
MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2015
SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015
In 1999, BMW dipped its toes into crossover waters with the midsize X5. Built on the rear-drive platform of the 5 Series sedan, it inherited that car’s muscularity and superior driving dynamics.
MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2015
It’s open to discussion if their solutions are viable, but readers regularly send me their ideas for improving highway safety. For example, regarding phone distraction, R.B. suggested, “After reading your column today I had a thought; why can’t we get cell phone makers to make…
SATURDAY, AUG. 22, 2015
I drove the Jeep Patriot a thousand miles before grasping its appeal.
MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2015
Whether one calls it performance, muscle, throttle response, or something else, fast vehicles are making a comeback. Though it was predicted that the early 1970’s marked the beginning of the end for “muscle cars,” the specs and performance of many current production models belie that…
SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 2015
Good bones, affordable pricing and available all-wheel-drive keep the aging Mitsubishi Lancer relevant.
MONDAY, AUG. 10, 2015
When I wrote of driver distraction ten years ago, the “playing field” was different. Then, the most prevalent attention grabber for drivers was “rubbernecking” at roadside sightings like disabled vehicles, accidents, or police traffic stops. At that time, cell phones were not even among the…
SUNDAY, AUG. 9, 2015
Ford reaches into its EcoBoost bag of tricks to freshen the full-size Lincoln Navigator. For 2015, Ford replaces last year’s eight-cylinder engine with a thriftier and more powerful twin-turbocharged six. The new Navigator also receives exterior updates, a redesigned interior and updated cabin technology. A…
Back in the late 40s and 50s my grandfather bought a series of Studebaker cars: the first being a Land Cruiser (fine car: a 1950, I think) followed by others of increasingly poor quality, but increasingly more radical in design.
THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015
MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015
Readers regularly comment on the topics presented here. And those remarks are often the impetus for column content, including: dissecting rules of the road, examining driver behavior, discussing local traffic issues and touting safety reminders. The majority of reader commentary is positive, and it’s encouraging…
SATURDAY, AUG. 1, 2015
Like an automotive Dorian Gray, Honda’s midsize Pilot loses years as it ages. The Pilot is fully made-over this year. It’s curvier on the outside and friendlier within. Increased use of high-strength/lightweight steel in the body structure helps produce a weight loss of nearly 300…
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