Archive for December, 2014
A popular piece of career advice is to dress for the job you want, not the one you have. So, if you’re the associate assistant manager but you want to be the assistant manager, you probably want to show up for work in a tie and possibly a jacket, even (perhaps especially) if your peers aren’t doing so.
“There’s no substitute for cubic inches.” This was a catch phrase during the muscle-car years when the quickest of the quick carried large-displacement V8s. At that time, torque was almost directly related to displacement, and—in another catch phrase—“Torque is what wins in the stock classes” (meaning street cars). How turbocharging works.
2014 Ford Escape Titanium AWD
Class: Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 322
Fuel Used: 13.9 gallons
Driving mix: 20% city, 80% highway
2015 Lincoln Navigator 4WD
Dates tested: 11/13/2014-11/20/2014
Miles Driven: 174
Fuel Used: 13.2 gallons
Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway
Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for a video test drive. What did they think of their nicely equipped test vehicle? Watch and find out.
As a follow up to our Hard to Park: The Longest Cars of 1975 blog post, we looked back two years further, to 1973. As it turns out, the average car on our 1973 list is almost an inch and a half shorter than those on our ’75 list (231.4 inches versus 232.9), but the longest single car is a ’73 model.
It was not the expected marketing spiel. Instead of the belabored aim of attracting a “young, active-lifestyle” audience, Nissan came right out and said the unthinkable: “With the Murano, we’re going after 45-year-old empty nesters.”
2015 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring 5-Door
Dates tested: 11/13/2014-12/01/2014
Miles Driven: 444
Fuel Used: 17.8 gallons
Driving mix: 80% city, 20% highway
I have very clear memories of discussing the Y2K threat with a buddy during the waning months of 1999. So clear, in fact, that I find it difficult to accept that 15 years have passed since the media freakout over what proved to be a non-event.