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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

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

2012-2016 Volvo V40: More Focused


As the owner of a Ford Focus, I was intrigued to learn that Volvo produces a car based on the same architecture. The Global C1 platform has launched a half … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

1982-1983 Ford Mustang GLX: Pony Car Power and Luxury


If there was ever a point in the Mustang’s history where it tried to be everything to everyone in one model, it might have been with the 1982 – 83 … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

1969-1970 Mercury Marauder X-100: Leader of the Pack


Big cars appear to be on a comeback trail. Chalk it up to the euphoria of cheap gas, but large cars from The Big Three are selling well. The only … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

1977 – 1983 Maserati Kyalami: The African Queen?


Big sporting coupes have been a segment that European automakers have been consistent with ever since the ’70s. Of course big by their definition is merely mid-sized by ours, but … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

1971 – 1975 Lancia 2000 Coupe: The Last of the Thoroughbreds


Coupes are an exciting segment in the automotive market, but lately their numbers have been dwindling. Some of the most exciting GT cars to come out of Europe were less … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

2009-2014 Honda Crosstour: A Confused Accord Chooses Sides


Honda rarely makes bold new product moves in the US, so when the decision was made to replace its slow selling Accord wagon with the oddly designed Accord Crosstour, it … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

1963-1969 Maserati Quattroporte: The Start of Something Big


At the height of its prestige and popularity, Maserati could do no wrong. Its cars were requested by royalty and were as high on the glam chart as Ferrari. These … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

1976-1979 Ford LTD/Fairlane: An Alternate History


Auto brand legacies are usually not limited to just one nation. The globalization of the auto industry started well before the Second World War, giving Chargers and Valiants as much resonance … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · Leave a comment