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Flint: Detroit Show’s Crossover to Crossovers

Flint: Detroit Show’s Crossover to Crossovers

There are the cars of fantasy--such as the $100,000 Corvette ZR1, which I call “The Devil in the Blue Dress,” and the Lexus LF-A Roadster concept. They are real if you’re a millionaire, and will be out soon, but will always be fantasies to most of us. There are the cars of hope—all sorts of... read more

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I’m Ready for Eurodiesels

Over the past several years, we’ve heard plenty about diesels — especially that they’re quieter, more civil, and smoke-free, and that they no longer bring a... read more June 17, 2007 by  16


An AMG Oil Burner?

Okay, let me begin by acknowledging this is as much a matter of wishful thinking as it is any hard news. That said, might we wind up seeing a diesel-powered performance... read more April 13, 2007 by  6


The Week in Reverse

GM is making Trax for New York. The new 1.0-liter city-car concept is part of a trio designed in Korea for GM’s global empire. All we can say is, thank goodness it’s not... read more April 1, 2007 by  0


Dodge Has New Outlet for Sprinter

We’re this way and that way on all the fuss about plug-in hybrids. Everyone has one—but no one can buy one until the battery technology is just right. So for now... read more March 28, 2007 by  0


BLS: Caddy Gets Its First Wagon

It took only 104 years, but Cadillac has its first wagon—in the form of the handsomely proportioned BLS Wagon. You remember the BLS as the first Cadillac to share its... read more March 12, 2007 by  0


Dirty Diesels Do Damage? Doubt It

As a 50-year-plus, third-generation journalist, I continue to be amazed at the naiveté or intellectually pliable nature of some of today's supposedly sophisticated... read more March 5, 2007 by  2

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Jay Leno’s Ecojet Spotlights Alternative Fuels

Does an environmentally-friendly automobile HAVE to look like the Toyota Prius? Not to Jay Leno. The talk show host and car collector teamed up with General Motors to... read more March 2, 2007 by  0

2005 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe GT Premium Trunk

Dirty Jobs Star Shilling for Ford

Ford’s counting on its Super Duty trucks to help turn its business around. So, the next time you see a Ford truck ad, you might imagine a ton of cow feces needing... read more March 1, 2007 by  2


Judge: Navistar Has to Keep Making Engines

A Michigan judge ruled this morning that Navistar, a subsidiary of International, must keep building diesel Power Stroke engines for Ford. Ford and Navistar are embroiled in... read more March 1, 2007 by  0


An Inconvenient Truth Gets Oscar

Last night's Oscars ceremony vividly demonstrates that global warming is on the minds of everyone in Hollywood - but it's just a plot point compared to its political... read more February 26, 2007 by  13


Renault's Geneva Gamut

Renault's taking the dog's-breakfast philosophy to Geneva in two weeks. Maybe there won't be any blockbusters on the show stand, but a quintet of new editions could take some... read more February 21, 2007 by  0


Audi R8 Going Ragtop?

Hey, it’s not us – really – but the talk of possible future Audi R8 versions has gone from hazy, martini-soaked confessions to printed rumor. Dutch magazine... read more February 19, 2007 by  2


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