The Wall Street Journal:

What’s the average cost per car to replace the faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million small cars – the defect the company has linked to 13 deaths, scores of lawsuits, a federal criminal investigation, and multiple probes by congressional committees, federal regulators and state attorneys general?

$261, it turns out. When you add up all the massive recalls that GM has issued this year, it starts getting crazy. 29 million cars. $2.54 billion with a B. In other words, meet the new GM – no different than the old GM.

Published on July 30, 2014 in GM,Recall

Maserati may be a much higher volume brand than Ferrari, but they don’t want their cars in every driveway. To maintain some semblance of exclusivity, Maserati plans to cap yearly sales as 75,000 vehicles. That still gives them plenty of room to grow – they are still under 50k per year.


Published on July 22, 2014 in Maserati asks an important question:

Who buys an SUV from a mainstream brand with a luxury window sticker?

If even one person thinks a Suburban at $73k is a good deal, that’s one person too many.

Published on June 2, 2014 in Chevrolet

If you, like many Americans, are dying to buy a giant, $45-55k pickup truck and go off-roading, then you just got another option. The Ram 2500 Power Wagon sports a 410 HP HEMI V8 along with all sorts of fancy off-road gear. Here’s what Reid Bigland, CEO of Ram has to say:

The 2014 Ram Power Wagon fills a need for those who travel into extreme terrain for rescue or recreation.

Sure. Or, it will swill fuel and look pretty in the parking lot of your office job. Whichever.

Published on April 30, 2014 in Ram

The Honda Insight is dead

But you already knew that. You knew that the moment Honda showed off the new Insight. It was ugly like a Prius, but didn’t get nearly as good gas mileage. Finally, Honda realized what you knew all along. The introduction of the super cheap and super thrifty Prius C surely didn’t help the Insight’s cause. […]

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2015 Tahoe starts from $45,595

Just to be clear, that’s the starting price, not the top-end price. You can’t get a brand new 2015 Tahoe for less than forty five grand. You’ll have to suffer with cloth seats and a front-row bench, too. For forty-five thousand American dollars. Want leather? Chevy will be happy to oblige, for just $50,995. The […]

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2014 Mini Cooper Unveiled

Mini / BMW pulled back the curtain on the all-new 2014 Mini Cooper. Outwardly, it’s clearly a Mini, and that’s good news indeed. It looks great – it’s just a modern evolution of the traditional Mini that we all know and love. It did grow in every dimension, which is much less good. It’s 4.5 […]

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2013 Acura ZDX

Autoblog reviews the 2013 Acura ZDX. Here’s a gem from the article: So, there are any number of reasons why you and I didn’t buy a ZDX over the last four years, and plenty of good ones for Acura to kill the model off after 2013. But I started this review by asking how history […]

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