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2018 Genesis G80 Review

2018 Genesis G80 Review

It used to be that you at least got a six when you spent $50k on a luxury car. Now you get a four . . . if you buy a German $50k luxury car like the BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class. If you buy a Korean luxury car, on the other hand, you’ll […]

Practical Winter Driving Tips

Practical Winter Driving Tips

It’s that time of year — almost. You will likely be reading — and hearing — about how to make the best of it when the flakes begin to fall. I won’t recycle the boilerplate recommendations about all-wheel-drive (not really that much of an advantage) or suggest you buy a set of snow tires (I’m […]

2018 Mini Countryman Review

2018 Mini Countryman Review

Many reviewers snicker that the Mini Countryman isn’t very . . . mini. And they’re right — and wrong — at the same time. Compared with the original Mini Cooper hatchback, the Countryman is enormous. Two feet longer, almost — and nearly half a foot taller. But it’s still pretty mini compared with most “compact”-sized […]

The War on Teen Drivers

The War on Teen Drivers

Did you know the average cost of car insurance for a 16-year-old is almost $3,000 annually? This assumes no tickets, no accidents and a good scholastic record. Yes, they actually check the kid’s grades and use that as a metric for determining his “risk profile,” just as adult drivers are dunned by the insurance mafia […]

2018 VW Golf Review

2018 VW Golf Review

Every successful car company has a sell — something that defines it, makes its cars different. Which gives people reason to buy its cars vs. another company’s cars. VW’s main sell is that it’s a German brand, like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. That implies higher-end. A notch above, engineering-wise. Smartly put together. VW is also related […]