I wonder why the V6 is the sweet spot—other than that it came with a stick. It hardly weighs less, if at all, because the 3.0-liter supercharged AJV6 shares its basic block with the AJV8, but has smaller bores, two fewer pistons/cylinders and some magic to make the 90-degree angle work. Read more
I can’t remember which country I traveled to where this was a thing. It was either Germany or France.
Not necessarily. If it’s well-below market value for no good reason, tread carefully.
Yeah, but the Cimarron wasn’t quite as ceremonial. Don’t get me wrong, it was awful, but it wasn’t the brand’s flagship. Basically, Cadillac wanted a 3 Series fighter--itself not a luxurious car, but certainly a well-regarded one that was stealing market share--and they didn’t want to pay to develop a proper one.
True. I don’t recall hearing about the TC being unreliable; rather it was about as reliable as any other K-Car. The TC was terrible in a different kind of way, because it was a cheap and cynical attempt at creating a luxury coupe by taking pedestrian mechanicals and putting pseudo-Italian flair on them (the Cadillac… Read more
Right. A few years ago, Maserati did some aggressive lease deals, and now that’s coming back to bite them as it depresses resale values.
Looks a lot better than the new Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600.
Right. They are not conflicting standards.
Right. The gist of it is that automakers are creating brand-new niches for crossovers. This large-subcompact segment is pretty new, and incorporates models that neatly straddle the line between subcompact (like the Trax) and compact (like the Equinox). The Nissan Rogue Sport was arguably the first one, but now there… Read more