As full-size trucks become fuller and fuller (I swear I can plop my dad’s 80s Toyota pickup into the extended bed of a current-generation Tundra—or close), they have also become less brutish and more civilized. This isn’t to say today’s load-and-go haulers are any less capable. With average towing capacities easily surpassing 9,000 pounds and powertrains lead by fuel-efficient V6 and V8 engines, heavy workloads have never been easier to move and manage.
“How rude,” I mused, as I beheld the blazing green ogre farting and belching in my driveway. It was an idling 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, which already draws plenty of attention to itself for its cartoonishly overstated angles and wide, low and menacing stance, swathed in Chevy’s Kryptonite Green paint.
Let’s turn the dial back almost 16 years to June of 2001.
A classic episode of “Cheers” has resident know-it-all Cliff Clavin finally putting his arcane knowledge to the test as a contestant on “Jeopardy.”
Twice over two decades of ownership of five different examples of Mazda’s outstanding MX-5 Miata, I’ve needed to replace convertible tops, each time because someone used a knife to slice into the car looking for something to steal. The tops aren’t cheap, and in my experience not only are insurance companies disinterested in paying for factory replacements but also the aftermarket tops simply do not fit as well or reflect the same level of quality.
Blending style, safety, substance, and sensibility in equal measure, the 2017 Volvo XC90 is easy to like. Add comfortable seats, generous cargo space, and coddling touches of luxury, and you’ve got a roomy, upscale, and desirable SUV.
When it comes to the compact sports sedan market, there are hardly many surprises. For years, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series have dominated sales, and nearly every competitor in the segment has been deemed a “fighter” of one of these two stalwarts with every iteration. Barring any Oscars-level slip-ups on the part of Benz or Bimmer, it’s likely to stay that way for years, too.
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