For reasons I don’t fully understand, some drivers fail to conform to regulations governing simple driving procedures. Whether it’s ignorance of those laws or simply a refusal to follow them, many drivers regularly operate their vehicles in non-compliance with basic rules of the road. Some…
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"I'm looking to purchase a 1955 or 1956 Mercury, hopefully a Montclair two-tone hardtop model. What can you can tell me about current pricing and what to look for in the Mercury models?"
Volvo’s new V60 Cross Country is the newest competitor in the exclusive station-wagon-on-stilts segment. The new-for-’15 V60 Cross Country ($41,940, including transportation) is an elevated variant of Volvo’s compact, five-passenger V60 station wagon ($36,890). Along with its most natural competitor, Audi’s allroad quattro, it reworks...
MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015
Sometimes, a crown looks a lot like a target.
Reader G.K. offered some additional data about buying bigger diameter wheels by writing, “In reading your article this morning regarding tire/wheel sizes, you neglected to point out one very important consideration. For two wheel sizes with the same overall tire diameter, the larger wheel will…
MONDAY, OCT. 12, 2015
The defensive driving concept is not new, but many drivers have not adopted it. A defensive driver is adept at continually scanning for potential hazards and spotting them in time to accommodate them without incident. A good defense includes anticipation of mistakes by other drivers…
SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 2015
Mazda credits an ancient military sport as inspiration for the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Perch atop a horse in full stride, Yabasume archers aimed pumpkin-shaped arrows at stationery targets. Their hands occupied by weapons, they used their knees to guide their mounts. The practice...
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"Your column on the first small and compact American cars brings back my memories of the two-passenger Crosley, which was very small and came with a two-cylinder engine."
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It’s not easy to stand out in the crowded compact crossover class, but Nissan’s third-generation Murano makes it look that way.
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