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September 4, 2014

  • When Cadillac rolled out the high performance CTS-V sedan, along with its subsequent coupe and wagon counterparts, it started to become clear that fairly sweeping change was underway for the company. In the ensuing years, there's been a concerted effort to change public perception of Cadillac from the go-to choice for reasonably well-heeled pensioners to something more youthful, relevant, and performance oriented. Or to put it another way, more BMW-like. But to truly complete with BMW, they...
  • Let me just be up front here and admit my bias: I know Tom Jennings, and love the guy. He was on my LeMons race team , and is a good friend. He's also the guy I look up to most for any hands-on project. I think "what would Tom do?" and then usually screw it up. And he's building this really interesting Rambler hot rod.Read more...

September 3, 2014

  • I'm intrigued by the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon , both because they're a return to a truck America should be building and because they seem like a good value. The just announced fuel economy numbers for both trucks seem to support my inkling that these might be the right-sized trucks for American consumers.Read more...
  • For me, the Cadillac Escalade has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure vehicle. This is a machine that I shouldn't like, but for some reason I'm oddly attracted to said vehicle. I once took a 900-mile road trip in a last-generation Escalade Platinum Hybrid. With four adults seated comfortably, the journey was a breeze. Still, that ungainly machine was extremely expensive on the window sticker yet it didn't quite pair that price with...
  • Earlier today I said that Chevrolet salesman in Japan was the most depressing job one could have in the auto industry. Naturally, I turned to my Jalopnik colleagues for other examples of horrible jobs at carmakers, real or imaginary. Read more...

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