The New Mini Clubman: Bigger Than Ever

03.31.2016

The redesigned Mini Clubman. For better or worse, the small wagon is bigger than ever. Read the full review here. 

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Does Your Car Predict Your Vote? In a Word, Yes

02.23.2016

“Politics,” observed the late composer and social critic, Frank Zappa, “is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex.”

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E-Golf Extended Test: Can It Hack a New York Winter?

02.17.2016

Volkswagen -- the company -- has 99 problems, conservatively speaking. But VW’s electric car, that is to say the silk blue metallic e-Golf SEL premium we’ve been testing for the past eight months and 11,080 miles, isn’t one of them.  

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FCA's Mopar Madness and the Descent into Mopar Murder

02.06.2016

What the bottomless demand for trucks and truck-identified cars means for FCA.

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Here Comes the Rolls Royce Dawn: Make Way, Peasants!

12.31.2015

A Car Talk blogger reviews the new Rolls Royce Dawn. "Nothing exceeds like excess!"

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It's a Small World After All!

10.28.2015

The world’s carmakers, it turns out, have the long-range vision and ethical integrity of a roving band of rabid raccoons and the bad news keeps on rolling. Like American carmakers, and Japanese ones, Volkswagen has important friends in high places.

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Review: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

10.02.2015

(Alternate Title: Let's Take a Break from Car Company Scandals For a Second and Actually Talk About Some Cars.)

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How Green Was My Volkswagen

09.25.2015

How would it feel to eat a meal 40 times larger -- or drink a beer forty times bigger -- than what you’d ordered or what doctors, scientists and government regulators recommended? And then to realize you've been tricked into doing it?

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The Blue Tec Blues

09.19.2015

What can you say of the shocking news that Volkswagen devised – and, then, even more embarrassingly, employed – a super-sneaky software hack to make it appear to U.S. government regulators that 482,000 diesel engines it sold here were less polluting than they actually were?

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Book Review - Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th Scale

09.09.2015

Jamie Lincoln Kitman reviews Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th Scale by Michael Paul Smith and Gail K. Ellison.

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A Gallery of Swellery: Pebble Beach Edition

08.24.2015

We’ve long admired the work of California-based photographer George Saitas. Some of his jaw-droppingly beautiful photography of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, right here.

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Ejector Seat? Check. Rotating License Plates? Check.

08.18.2015

Jamie Kitman and a 1/3 scale Aston Martin DB5 model with all the classic James Bond features.

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E-Golf Revisited: 2200 Miles Later

07.16.2015

Has the e-Golf managed to win over a skeptic? Jamie Kitman checks in 2200 miles later.

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The E-Golf Test Drive

05.27.2015

"Nor should we forget that whatever the naysayers might think, moving emissions to a remote location that’s not directly in another motorist’s face is a signal good and positive courtesy in its own right.

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Test Drives: The Dymaxion Car

04.27.2015

Jamie Kitman test drives a replica of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car. "Having now driven this stunning recreation, I am stunned. At how bad it is."

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