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Cadillac’s New York gimmick is over

September 26, 2018 David Zatz 0

Cadillac moved its headquarters to New York City just three years ago, under a new brand leader who wanted to bring employees closer to America’s center of financial power.  The idea came from Johan de Nysschen, who had worked with hoity-toity brands Audi and Infiniti — one a stunning success, […]

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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 […]

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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Two hours with a Chevy Express U-Haul

August 27, 2018 David Zatz 1

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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4C: the specialty car that leads Alfa Romeo

July 13, 2018 David Zatz 0

Alfa Romeo has been selling cars in the United States for years, but most Americans don’t seem to know it; so the company brought some writers to the M1 Concourse, a private track in Pontiac, Michigan, and gave them the keys. I drove the Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover, and learned […]

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Wrapping and pricing Pacificas

June 29, 2018 David Zatz 0

Our test car, through the last three articles, was a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited. The base Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus costs $41,340. That includes the 8.4 inch screen, CarPlay and Android support, satellite radio, 7-inch trip computer, SafetyTec, and power sliding side doors. The Touring L adds $2,000 and […]

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Seats, storage, and stuff: inside the Pacifica Hybrid

June 28, 2018 David Zatz 0

In earlier parts of this series, I pointed out that the EPA city/highway combined mileage for the Pacifica Hybrid is 32 mpg, assuming you never plug it in.  In case you’ve never owned one, that’s amazing economy for a big freakin’ vehicle. Minivans are about the biggest vehicles you can get […]