This week, we’re driving BMW's all new 228i xDrive, the latter the nomenclature for AWD mechanicals. This all-new 2-Series is going to be a big hit with people of all ages as it delivers true BMW-bred road manners and is within economical reach of many of today’s consumers.
SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015
Last year, Acura replaced its two smallest sedans with one, the all-new 2015 TLX The base, four-cylinder TLX 2.4L ($32,365, including transportation) effectively replaced the compact TSX; the six-cylinder 3.5L ($36,240) took over for the midsize TL. In October, I tested a loaded 3.5L AWD....
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015
In Washington, certain driving maneuvers are allowed when drivers deem them to be “safe.” That may seem vague, but the rules of the road governing certain procedures leave their legality up to individual driver judgment. There are two examples within the same email from reader…
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
Hyundai’s pitch for the 2015 Santa Fe is mercifully succinct.
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
Is one enough? Is two too many? Those are the basic questions pondered when states consider the number of license plates required on vehicles. But after B.W.’s email informed me that a House Bill suggesting single plates here received no consideration in Washington’s Legislature, I…
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015
Hidden inside every Subaru Outback and Forester built are the muscle and sinew of the Legacy sedan. The midsize Legacy platform is Subaru’s lifeblood. It underpins the company’s two most popular models — the Outback and Forester — and accounts for two-thirds of its sales.
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
Hi Greg -- I want to thank you for solving a mystery that has dogged me for 55 years! My sister-in-law, Barb, has been sending me your articles as I am a lifelong hot rod guy. (My 1960 high school ride was a 34 Ford coupe with fully worked Chevy sporting a 3x2 barrel setup and more).
MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
Technological advancement is rampant among automakers. Though sometimes moving in uncertain or even misguided directions, it nevertheless dominates industry news. Experts have differing opinions of the eventual results of this trend. For example, akin to the frenetic pace of road building once autos were invented,...
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
In the Old Dogs/New Tricks category, BMW adds a turbodiesel option this year to its 7 Series lineup. The old: The current, fifth-generation 7 debuted in 2009; a new version is due this year. The new: A 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel six that makes 255 horsepower...
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
I like the noticeable trending of auto safety issues. I’ve been writing for years about the rampant annual tally of our country’s vehicle related deaths. Until recently, car and truck crashes have ended the lives of over 100 victims daily for decades. Thankfully, that number…
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
When the 2015 Volkswagen Golf arrived, I’d spent the previous few weeks driving big cars. Minivans, midsize crossovers, full-size American sedans. Not a loser in the bunch. But the Golf forced me to face facts; I’m a small-car guy. Nothing rings my bell like a…
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