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2020 Ford Explorer: hybrid coming, police continues

September 21, 2018 David Zatz 0

The 2020 Ford Explorer will add a new hybrid-electric option, while keeping the “Interceptor” police pursuit version, which has been far more popular than Ford’s Interceptor sedans. As in the past, the vehicle — now a unit-body crossover — will share its platform with the Lincoln Aviator. Most of its […]

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Prepare for a flood of electric cars

September 20, 2018 David Zatz 0

As Elon Musk claims to be shooting for production of 100,000 cars per year, someday, other automakers may be nodding and saying, “That’s cute.” The world automotive markets are soon to be flooded with electric cars from just about every automaker, from mild-hybrid to full-on-electric (minus range extenders). Companies are […]

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GM pitching in with direct hurricane aid

September 14, 2018 David Zatz 0

Sometimes, General Motors doesn’t get quite the credit it deserves for innovation — such as when the company quietly pioneered building emergency services into every car it made. GM pioneered the idea of instantly connecting drivers to emergency services or concierges with OnStar two decades ago, and made it standard […]

How the Compass vs Renegade differ (with offroad video)

September 14, 2018 David Zatz 0

Recently, Jeep launched two vehicles — the revised 2019 Renegade, and a brand new Compass. The Renegade is fairly similar to the 2018 model, with some visual changes and a new engine option — the new corporate 1.3 liter GSE four-cylinder replaces the old Fiat 1.4 turbo. The Compass shares […]

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Where to buy car parts? It depends…

September 6, 2018 David Zatz 0

Where should you buy car parts? It depends on what you need them for, generally speaking, and how much time you have before you need them. Regardless, it’s good to find the part number — preferably from the old part. Most of them have a number stamped or inked on. The […]

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Outside of pickups, is Ford stuttering?

August 30, 2018 David Zatz 0

There’s no question but that Ford absolutely dominates the American pickup truck market — a huge, profitable slice of the pie. If they didn’t, the company would be in big trouble, though. Moody’s just dropped Ford’s bond rating from Baa2 to Baa3, saying it could fall to junk status, following […]

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What the new US/Mexico trade pact means for cars

August 28, 2018 David Zatz 0

Pushed on by Donald Trump, the United States (US) and Mexico have renegotiated their part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, with some new rules to help protect US-based auto production. The compromise deals increases the percentage of parts that must be sourced from North America to be considered […]

Two hours with a Chevy Express U-Haul

August 27, 2018 David Zatz 0

I don’t think I’m unique in moving from place to place when I was a student, taking all my gear with me first in the trunk of a car, and then in a rented van. At the time, it was simple enough to go out with a friend or two, […]

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Some exotics at Woodward

August 24, 2018 David Zatz 0

The Woodward Cruise is a fine place to spot classic Detroit muscle, but it’s not limited to the Big Three (or Four, including AMC); there are plenty of unusual or exotic cars there, too. Before we dive into the more exotic cars, let’s just admire this fine example of a […]