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Just Put a Roof Rack on It

When it comes to car buying, Americans tend to buy for the most extreme scenarios and forget about everyday driving. Maybe we should stop. 

Cheap Gas + Collective Amnesia = Big SUVs

We forget that fuel prices are cyclical, and when they go up again we'll regret all those new gas guzzlers now in driveways everywhere.

A Green Choice for Suburbia: Volvo's Seven-Seat, 59 MPGe Plug-in Hybrid

The XC90 is the world's first seven-seat PHEV, and unless the price turns out to be crazy it should be a big hit as an environmentally friendly family hauler

BMW X1 and the Return of the Clown Car

Is America finally getting over its infatuation with the SUV, and returning to cars that actually carry lots of stuff?

Vulgarians at the Gate: The Revenge of the Super Utes

Luxury SUVs: They're vulgar, they're pricey and they're selling like hotcakes.

The Long-Term Fallout from Short-Term Thinking

There’s a reason continual growth is so elusive -- it’s an evolutionary non-starter. Everything must come to an end. So why do car companies continue to chase the impossible dream of eternal earnings ecstasy?
Driving a sedan in snow

Which is better for the frozen north: an SUV or a lower-riding car?


I am a doctor living in an area that typically can get 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground at some point in the winter. Snow plows are not always out on the roads when I drive. For this reason...

Can driving an SUV make you more aggressive?

I listen to your show a lot, and I completely agree that SUV drivers are a menace. I know, because I just bought one. I had a Saturn sedan and I was very careful and considerate. After I bought my...

Hurricane aftermath: Can you recommend vehicles that drive well in water?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I'm rethinking my requirements for a new car. I live in the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia. Several times a year, when the tide rises exceptionally high, I can't get home (or...

Today: A lifelong SUV hater crosses over to the dark side.

Everyone in our family loves your column and radio show, and we trust your advice -- making our judgment suspect! We are having a crisis of conscience. My husband is an editorial cartoonist, and I'm quite certain he holds the...


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