Will CAFE costs push more buyers to used cars? Commented on: 21 weeks ago (March 25, 2014)

Perhaps down the road we will see new-vehicle sales hit a ceiling because of the cost of meeting fuel-efficiency and emissions (and don't forget safety standards, too). But with the average age of...

What's the future hold for V8s? Commented on: 21 weeks ago (March 25, 2014)

I just drove 616-hp W-12 in the new Bentley Flying Spur and the 495-hp 5.0L V-8 in the Jag F-type and was temporarily hypnotized by the basso induction and exhaust noises of the 12-cyl. and the...

Diesel Outlook Commented on: 21 weeks ago (March 25, 2014)

Right now I'm optimistic about diesels because new products such as the 3.0L V-6 in the RAM and the 2.0L in the Chevy Cruze are so good. I think a key metric to watch is residual values on diesel-...

How "new" is VW 1.8L Ward's 10 Best Engines winner? Commented on: 26 weeks ago (February 19, 2014)

There also were erroneous reports that the EA888 had a block made from compacted graphite iron. We confirmed with Volkswagen that the EA888 is NOT CGI.

Is "overhead-valve" the wrong way to describe a modern pushrod engine? Commented on: 1 year ago (August 16, 2013)

So is OHV still an accurate and valid description, or should it be retired and replaced with cam-in-block or pushrod engine?

My 5 Top Choice Car Rentals for 2013: Agree or Disagree? Commented on: 1 year ago (July 15, 2013)

My first choice would be Chrysler Town and Country because Stow and Go seating offers enormous flexibility for people and cargo. Plus, quite a bit more affordable than your Benzes, I'm sure.

Will aluminum use help or hurt next-gen Ford F-150 sales? Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2013)

I agree. New F-150 will be most thoroughly tested in history. I see main hurdle as public perception, or misperception of aluminum.

Weigh in on this year's Ward’s 10 Best Interiors. Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2013)

I think the Fisker interior is beautiful despite its flaws, but I am in the minority. Most of judges agree with you, AutoProphet.

Kia April Sales Commented on: 1 year ago (May 8, 2013)

Thanks for your comments mlute.

Do you know if there's an app that might be useful for a car dealers? Commented on: 1 year ago (April 24, 2013)

Hi pauls

You might find this recent WardsAuto story on dealer apps of interest.


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