Archive for October, 2016
It’s almost like a trivia question: What Japanese station wagon combined a luxury cabin, rear-wheel drive, and rear leaf-spring suspension with a Toyota Supra engine and woodie trim?
Art lovers aren’t accustomed to finding flaws in masterpieces, and a couple of decades ago, auto writers weren’t accustomed to talking smack about Mercedes-Benz.
Class: Large Pickup Truck
Miles Driven: 210
Fuel Used: 16.5 gallons
Some 200 million Americans fall between the ages of 20 and 70. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that 25 percent of those folks are headed off to a costume party this Halloween. What fraction of that group would you say will be wearing a Donald Trump costume? If it’s ten percent—and that seems really low to me—that means that more than 6 million folks will be bobbing for apples or tossing back hard cider while wearing a dark suit, red tie, and a Donald mask. Don’t be one of those people. (And yes, that number includes women. It’s even funnier if women dress up as Donald Trump.)
Class: Midsize Car
Miles Driven: 248
Fuel Used: 12.4 gallons
For active-lifestyle types and other folks who participate in activities where carrying a traditional key fob is a burden, Jaguar offers an intriguing new solution. Per Jaguar, its new Activity Key…
Makes living life to the fullest even easier. For extra convenience, you can wear the Activity Key if you prefer not to carry a key fob. The wristband is robust and fully waterproof. It allows you to enjoy a range of activities – from skydiving to swimming – and keep your car key with you. You can use the Activity Key while keys remain in the car as the conventional key fob is deactivated for security.
The folks in Hollywood know a good thing when they see it; that’s why there’s a sequel or follow-up to virtually every blockbuster movie or TV show. Like so many things in life however, not all spin-offs meet with success.
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 684
Fuel Used: 33.5 gallons
Mercedes-Benz revealed concept illustrations today of its X-Class midsize pickup, which is scheduled to go on sale in select markets next year.
Special is a funny word, and it doesn’t always mean something good. One hopes to avoid “special” classes in grade school, for example, and there isn’t a kid alive that looks forward to a bowl of Special K.