Driving While Rich?

03.31.2015

Does being rich make you a less courteous motorist? The science is still out, so we decided to put this question to the test--by sending our blogger out in an obscenely priced (and festively-hued) Bentley GT V8 S.

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Apple Pie by the Gross: The Ford F-150

03.12.2015

Kitman on the new Ford F-150? "...positively military war bird from some angles... belligerent as Dick Cheney after a three-martini lunch on a day when his moon is in the wrong house and Act Up demonstrators are noisily crashing his high-paid speaking event." More, here. 

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Bob Simon: A Tragic and Possibly Preventable Loss

02.13.2015

Bob Simon’s loss will be keenly felt. Yet, there is another part of the story about this exemplary journalist’s life and its sudden, end that has emerged and with all respect to the man and his memory, it is this aspect upon which we should also now focus: according to New York City police, Simon wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.

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Mercedes Benz GLE

01.14.2015

The humongous GLE at the Detroit Auto Show, plus a few choice words for Mercedes-Benz upon the occasion of thier impending move to Atlanta. 

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Mini Superleggera Vision Concept

01.14.2015

Our blogger calls the Mini Superleggera Concept "handsome". Tell us what you think, right here. 

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Buick Cascada

01.14.2015

Looking for a four seat convertible? Our blogger Jamie Lincoln Kitman thinks the Buick Cascada might fit the bill. 

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Jaguar XE (And Jaguar F-Pace)

01.14.2015

It’s moment of truth time at Jaguar Land Rover. Land Rover SUVs are selling like hotcakes, but Jaguar cars are mostly selling like old cakes left out in the rain. 

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Ford GT and Acura NSX

01.14.2015

In keeping with a Detroit show that largely reflected the two great realities of today’s automobile business – high industry profits and cheap gas – it was only fitting that two, new supercars would formally debut.

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The Chevy Bolt

01.13.2015

One of the unexpected stars of Detroit's show is the Chevy Bolt concept. More about this car, from Jamie Lincoln Kitman, right here.

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Volkswagen Cross-Coupe GTE Concept

01.13.2015

Volkswagen wants to be the world's top volume carmaker by 2018. Will it happen? Not if they keep cranking out SUVs and neglecting the unusually efficient, well-made small cars that made them popular in the U.S. when they first arrived.

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Buick Avenir

01.13.2015

"Avenir, we are told,  is French for portending the future, and as future portents go, we’ve seen worse." More on this Buick concept from the Detroit Auto Show, right here. 

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What Did Jesus Drive?

11.25.2014

From Car Talk's Department of Literature, Jamie Lincoln Kitman reviews "What Did Jesus Drive?" by Jason Vines. 

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A New Definition of "Small"

11.13.2014

American trucks still don’t get great gas mileage and they won’t, but guess what? They’re here to stay. Jamie Kitman on the latest "small" offering from Chevrolet and GMC.

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Gears This Week: The Pagani Hey-What?

10.09.2014

What's it like to pilot the 720 horsepower Pagani Huayra as fast as you please around a closed track? Intrepid Car Talk blogger Jamie Lincoln Kitman finds out. Take a Dramamine and enjoy the ride, right here. 

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The Jaguar XE

09.18.2014

Our own Jamie Lincoln Kitman saw all three hours of the Jaguar XE global launch, so you don't have to. His findings, right here.

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