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2014 BMW 428i: Separation Issues


One day I plan to replace the memory of my old BMW E46 coupe with a new (or slightly used) replacement. While I’ve considered everything from the new Ecoboost Mustang … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Lincoln MKZ: Ditching a Legacy?


Quick, think of three luxury car brands. Was Lincoln one of them?  It’s true the Lincoln brand has lost some of it’s significance to those who grew up with Lexus … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alfa Romeo Giulia – The Real Return of Alfa Begins


When Alfa Romeo made it’s return to the U.S. market in 2012, it was a low key event as high profile Italian car makers go. That’s mostly because it had only … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

’76 Esprit vs ’15 Focus: A Comparison?


It’s easy to take the advancements in the world of automotive engineering for granted. In just the last few years tremendous advances have made cars faster, more efficient and safer … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

1981 -1988 Volkswagen Passat: From Bold to Bland


  For long time car watchers, seeing a particular model evolve can be fun. For Volkswagen’s Passat, the current model would seem down right alien to anyone shopping for the … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

2017 Lincoln Continental: The Flagship Returns


The Ford Motor Company has teased a new Continental a few times since the last ones were sold back in 2002. In the 15 or so years since that last … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Wrong With: Chrysler


This series of What’s Wrong With could have been made just for Chrysler. For much of my life Chrysler has been in some kind of financial trouble. My first awareness of … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Honda Civic: Mojo Restored


Every since it became my first car, I have always been partial to the Honda Civic. In the recent past there was little reason to be excited. Sure they had … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whats Wrong With: Nissan


  There was a time when the name Nissan (or Datsun before it) stood for performance and attitude. Even as far back as the late ’70s it was known for … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

2008 – Current Dodge Challenger Superbird: Missed Flight


This is the time of year when many Americans swell with nationalistic pride. As the birthplace of the pony and muscle car (or super car as they were called back … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment