Appeals Court Says Trump Cannot Delay CAFE Penalties

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

During the Trump administration’s year-long quest to roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets, it attempted to give automakers in violation of the current standards a break by delaying the scheduled increase of penalties. The logic…

Alas, No Beautiful Regular Cab Ford Rangers For Us

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Back in March, as Matthew Guy waxed poetic over a base, Thailand-spec Ford Ranger, this author felt the tell-tale signs of desire flooding his body. “Look at all that basic utility!” my salivary glands cried. Yours did too, no doubt. Well, …

The Ford Fiesta’s Not Looking Very Dead At All

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rumors of the Ford Fiesta‘s American demise have swirled ever since the 2016 launch of the seventh-generation model in Europe. On sale for the 2017 model year, the current-gen Fiesta overseas is not the current-gen Fiesta we see here. No, the old…

Mr. Worldwide: Mustang Takes Off in China

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Ford Mustang might have been born in America, but it’s now doing burnouts around the world. Helped along with fresh sales in places like Germany and the U.K., global registrations topped 125,000 cars last year. Your humble author saw his first righ…

QOTD: Can You Make Something from Nothing?

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Silk purse from a sow’s ear. Lemonade from lemons. The hackneyed clichés are as endless as the bluster from talking heads on television. On occasion, though, these old phrases hold a bit of water (sometimes that water’s in the cylinder head…

Junkyard Find: 1995 Jeep Cherokee Right-hand Drive

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

The XJ Jeep Cherokee has been in production for nearly 35 years (if you count the BAW Knight S12, which I do) and remains very popular as a daily driver in Colorado, so I see many discarded examples in Denver-area wrecking yards. It takes a special XJ …

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