March 2018

Mid-size Refresh: 2019 Kia Optima

March 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

In the midst of a market that apparently abhors the traditional four-door sedan, Kia showrooms are awash with them. The new K900 appeared in New York this week, the Cadenza occupies a sliver of segment, the Stinger is taking care of the sporty crowd, a…

Bark’s Bites: New York’s Greatest Misses

March 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

It seems like only last year that the star of the New York International Auto Show was an 840 horsepower, zero you-know-whats-given, single-seated rocketship that did a 9 second 1/4 mile and literally lit things on fire. That’s probably because i…

EPA Readies Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Regulations

March 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rumors are flooding in that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will sign a declaration upending the Obama-era fuel economy regulations any day now. New details have emerged claiming Pruitt plans to visit a Chevrolet dealers…

Piston Slap: Playing Valve Roulette in a City Golf?

March 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mike writes: Hi Sajeev. I have a 2007 Volkswagen City Golf with a 2.0-liter and a five-speed manual. It has about 60,000 kilometres (37k miles) and obviously doesn’t get driven very much. My independent mechanic suggested that the timing belt be change…

Cadillac Is Holding Out for a Halo

March 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Visually arresting, technologically complex, ultra luxurious, and undeniably trendsetting, halo cars sprinkle lustre all over a brand and ensure viewers of hip-hop videos know the artist is absolutely loaded with cash. Cadillac’s not there yet. G…

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