Today's Consumer Headlines
Driving the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring to Howard University’s WHUT PBS station for my debut as host of the Vocal Point public affairs show*, I was experiencing a bit of the usual first day jitters. Having had a very hectic day, I was also cutting it close to airtime... Read More
The Philadelphia Daily News recently threw its annual spectacular singles party for some of the city's most eligible bachelors and bachleorettes. As a reporter who covers social happenings, I had to be there. With my videographer riding shotgun, I was thrilled to roll up to the crowded red carpet in the... Read More
Sometimes in this business, a review experience is so pleasant, you kinda feel like giving back. Like, if you learn a car loves to run, you feel like you owe it to it to stretch it on out. You know, let 'er fricken rip. Hey, it's only fair. And this BMW 535i xDrive... Read More
For whatever reason, I kept waiting during my weeklong test period for the 2014 Sonata Limited 2.0T to disappoint. To the contrary, I was impressed anew daily, as much with Hyundai as with the model. Seemingly every year since its inception, the manufacturer has, well, given "haters" something to chew... Read More
Ah yes,THIS automotive segment. Conjures wistful memories of sweet summers "Up North," as we Michiganders call our beauteous northern Michigan area, where next to the family cottage would haphazardly sit some sort of subcompact or hatchback, usually unlocked with windows down, available for quick, often-barefooted runs up the dirt road to... Read More
ACURA AIMS FOR WOMEN ON THE MOVE Women, let’s face it, we have a lot going on; juggling online classes, blended families, finances, and careers—all while trying to squeeze in a Zumba class every now and then. The last thing we want to worry about is whether our ride will safely... Read More
Generally, when you think of a car capable of returning 45 miles per gallon, factors like smooth, powerful, agile, luxurious, stylish and prestigious get left on the table. Well, it's time to recalibrate your thinking, because BMW's new 328d delivers 280 ft-lbs of torque, making it quick off the line... Read More
Got a great idea for a Web site, but can't find a decent .com Web address that suits you? Over the past 25 years, more than 95 million .com addresses have been registered by corporations, organizations and individuals. As a result, the pool of meaningful .com names is nearly exhausted. Fortunately... Read More
With so much attention paid to fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility, it's perfectly reasonable to believe one must sacrifice to achieve these aims. But the fact of the matter is you really don't have to. If you love driving a quality automobile, there are at least 10 reasons why a... Read More
Sadly, far too many Americans are still guided by prejudices. Here's something Europeans have known for years, but most Americans are simply too prejudiced to get. A diesel-fueled auto takes you farther, costs you less to operate, and runs cleaner than most gasoline-fueled automobiles. Based purely on prejudice, too many people... Read More
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Generally, when you think of a car capable of returning 45 miles per gallon, factors like smooth, powerful, agile, luxurious, stylish and prestigious get left on the table. Well, it’s time to recalibrate your thinking, because the 2014 BMW’ 328d...
There’s something intriguing about our long term 300C Varvatos Chrysler. First of all, rolling along in traffic in it, you feel, for want of a better word, “Gangsta”. Further, the very look of the car causes other drivers to get...
Toyota's freshened mid-size SUV, one of the only body-on-frame sport-utes remaining, although it has a more car-like ride. This is 4Runner's sixth generation, and its cred is intact with this one. There's no V8 to be had, and the 4-liter V6...
The new Tundra got a spiffing for the 2014 model year, but that didn't deleteriously impact the raison d'etre for buying it: its brawny, beastly nature. Oh, it now has a "badder" look and more-polished interior, but the 2014, with its...
Ah yes, the good 'ol Toyota Corolla. The name alone summons a semblance of order in a bat-crap crazy world. After all, The Venerable One goes back 11 generations. A whopping 4.5 million are still on the road. So, excuse Toyota...