There’s a debate raging over at the Car Talk Communities about advanced safety technology and teen drivers. “I’ve noticed your partiality to all the new safety features available on today’s cars – automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and rear cross traffic alert, amongst others,” writes Michael Britten. With his own teen grandchildren about […]
UPDATE: Reuters is reporting that Sears Holdings is headed for bankruptcy as soon as Friday. This, after the board added a restructuring expert to its board yesterday. At about this time last year, we figured the end was near. Announced in October of 2017, Sears began offering Craftsman tools at rival Lowe’s stores. The announcement […]
According to people who pay attention to holidays for which there are no gifts, today is National Name Your Car Day.
Back in the 1960s, car companies had money to burn. Volkswagen, which had been selling Beetles in the United States even before Volkswagen of America was founded in 1955, had nearly 1,000 dealers across the country, and commissioned a book of humorous cartoons and essays that followed its successful “Think Small” advertising campaign.
Upstart heads off for life in the big city; comes home to live in Dad’s basement. That’s the Cadillac story in September of 2018, after the announcement that the 116-year-old American luxury brand was decamping from its swank SoHo apartment to a room over the garage. The expected location for Cadillac’s new home is a […]
A while ago, I was on the radio on WBZ-AM1030 when caller asked about his windows that randomly rolled down by themslves, leaving his interior soaked in the pouring rain. I ccouldn’t figure out why at the moment, but now I know the answer.
Modifying a vintage vehicle is a dicey proposition. It’s your car, of course, but as prices for these vehicles continue to rise, extensive modifications almost always make the car less valuable to potential buyers down the road. Reversible modifications like wheels and minor trim are one thing, but major, irreversible modifications like sunroofs are another. […]
September 18 is apparently “National First Love Day.” Our first love is telling bad car jokes.
Over the last couple of weeks, we had access to both the Honda Clarity and the Honda Insight. When you add in the Accord Hybrid, you’ve got three Honda models that all look like they do the same job. But before you shop any of these cars, you need to understand their relative merits and […]