Cheap Gas Not to Blame for Plunging Mini Sales Commented on: 2 years ago (February 4, 2015)

Mini's expansion into the compact CUV market with the Countryman has been very successful, but you are right, you can only grow the brand so far without losing brand identity.

BMW Sticking With Diesel Gameplan Commented on: 2 years ago (February 3, 2015)

They also have a sign on the fuel filler door that says "Premium fuel only."

CD Players Not Dead Yet Commented on: 3 years ago (January 15, 2015)

Sound quality probably is one reason why you still find CD players on some high-end cars like the '15 Mercedes C-Class.

Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Commented on: 3 years ago (January 15, 2015)

One of the advantages of cam-in-block is the Corvette would not look like a Corvette anymore if the design had to accommodate a much taller overhead-cam V-8.

Is ’15 Ford F-150 Too Advanced? Commented on: 3 years ago (November 12, 2014)

Aluminum alloys Ford is using do not dent easily and Ford argues lighter overall weight increases hauling and towing capacity. Competitors argue current light-duty pickups already exceed customer...

Acura Relies on ZF for TLX Transmission Commented on: 3 years ago (September 19, 2014)

WardsAuto editors are big fans of the Honda V-6 as well. A Ward's 10 Best Engine last two years.

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Ford Gets Rockin’ Down Highway Commented on: 3 years ago (September 3, 2014)

Is it available with an infotainment system? If so, does the volume knob go to 11?

Porsche Sure to Score With Macan Commented on: 3 years ago (July 17, 2014)

Pah-TAE-to or Pah-Tah-to?

The Disconnect With Electric Cars Commented on: 3 years ago (June 29, 2014)

The state of California absolutely has put a gun to the head of manufacturers. The zero-emissoin vehicle mandate requires automakers to sell EVs whether consumers want them or not.

Fiat 500e Truly Fun-to-Drive EV Commented on: 3 years ago (June 25, 2014)

Two thoughts: the Abarth is fun to drive because it's a small sporty car with a great exhaust note. The 500e is fun because of it's instantaneous torque, because it's different and because it...

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