Squirrels, skunks, and chipmunks, be very afraid, for there is now a
four-wheel drive vehicle with enough power to track you down and smunch
you, no matter where you tread.
Some auto reviews practically write themselves. Others are are
exercises in hemming and hawing before the right words spill forth.
It seems that wagons are back in style. Everybody from Ford (whose
Focus starts at less than $20,000) to BMW (whose 540I brushes $80,000)
is getting into the act with versatile vehicles that trump spo
Ford was the first car company to put its faith in market research. The Edsel resulted.
Volkswagen is a little too conservative in its New Beetle badging for my taste.
The 2000 Pontiac Bonneville is an excellent example of the multi-model, common platform strategy.
I had pole position for this -- stoplight Grand Prix. Front row, curb lane.
Can Europe's reigning Car of the Year be a success in North America?
Ford hopes so, because it is pretty much betting the farm on the 2000
What's the most technologically advanced car in the world? Mercedes Benz S Class? BMW 750? Jaguar XJ8? How about the 2000 Cadillac De Ville?
Mercedes-Benz sees the smiling front end of its all-new 2000 S-Class
sedans as symbolic of the cars' leaner, lighter, more accessible nature.
Three revelations occurred to me while testing the Suzuki Esteem station wagon.
The Nissan Motor Company has had its troubles of late. Although rumours
of a predatory takeover or of an imminent demise were exaggerated, the
Japanese automaker did take a big hit during the recent A
In releasing a completely redesigned minivan, Mazda has gone
mainstream, abandoning the front engine/rear drive layout it championed
in the previous model for the front-wheel drive configuration found
Once upon a time, a working girl looking for a sexy, spirited yet affordable sports coupe had a whack of choices.
So, what's with this near-luxury segment, anyway? Will customers really
pay thousands more for a Nissan, Honda or Toyota, just because it has
an Infiniti, Acura or Lexus badge on it?
There's nothing wrong with a good marketing concept brought to life.
But, in a world awash in attitudes sold as tangible goods, the consumer
sometimes gets caught short in the spin.
When it comes down to it, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more competent large sedan for your money.
You know that scene in Titanic when the young star perched on the front
of the ship, arms stretched out, yells, I'm king of the world? That's what you feel like behind the wheel of the Merce
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