Editorials

Nissan’s most popular car in Europe has finally arrived in America

Nissan’s most popular car in Europe has finally arrived in America

  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport. On Monday, Nissan added to its portfolio of SUVs with the introduction of the Rogue Sport compact crossover. The Rogue Sport is the US version of the award-winning Qashqai (pronounced Cash-Kai) crossover Nissan’s hottest selling model in Europe. Even though the Rogue Sport is built […]

by January 6, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
7 self-driving car milestones to look out for in 2017

7 self-driving car milestones to look out for in 2017

Self-driving cars had a big year in 2016. Uber launched a pilot program for its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, followed by a short-lived one in San Francisco before ultimately going to Arizona. Tesla also started installing hardware that can enable full autonomy in October. But traditional automakers will be making […]

by January 2, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Ask Bark Brief: #screwthemanuals

Ask Bark Brief: #screwthemanuals

Nick writes: Hi Bark, I’m a #savethemanuals sucker. My daily driver and only car is a damn Miata Club six-speed, but I’m getting married in a couple of months and my fiancee is not so stubborn. I’ve taught her how to drive stick, and she’s pretty good at it, but […]

by December 14, 2016 121 comments Editorials
Ace of Base: 2017 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door

Ace of Base: 2017 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door

Sometimes a manufacturer churns out a base trim that — all things considered — just might be the primo choice for that particular model. Here’s an example. When the new Mini was introduced way back in 2000, some saw it as a means to cash in on the burgeoning niche […]

by December 14, 2016 65 comments Editorials
In Which Your Author Is Set Straight By The Porsche Club Of America

In Which Your Author Is Set Straight By The Porsche Club Of America

Earlier today, I published an article regarding the newest Porsche Club of America auction. Shortly after it went up, I received an email from Vu Nguyen, PCA’s Executive Director. In this email, Mr. Nguyen managed to refrain from calling me an idiot or implying that I could not read contest […]

by December 13, 2016 33 comments Editorials
Piston Slap: What to Do at the HID Dead End?

Piston Slap: What to Do at the HID Dead End?

George writes: What can I do about the low-beam headlights on my 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC? Does anybody make replacement parts for this car? Please help! Sajeev answers: Just so everyone knows, the OP’s concern is that nobody makes replacement headlight bulbs for this application, so here’s an update […]

by December 13, 2016 81 comments Editorials
Trackday Diaries: Cash Or Prizes?

Trackday Diaries: Cash Or Prizes?

$99,180. For a four-cylinder, two-seat car. This isn’t unprecedented; Lotus charged eighty-one grand for its Esprit S4S way back in 1995, a pricetag that would be equivalent to $129,000 today. But the Esprit was a sleek supercar that could run with Ferraris on the road and beat them in SCCA […]

by December 13, 2016 80 comments Editorials
Wards 10 Best Engines Doesn’t Include a V8 for the First Time in History

Wards 10 Best Engines Doesn’t Include a V8 for the First Time in History

For the first time in Wards’ 23 years of testing, its 10 Best Engines list is without a representative from America’s most rootin’-tootin’ of engine configurations. Last year’s Best Engines list was a grand menagerie of naturally aspirated sixes, forced-induction fours, hybrids, diesels, and a flat-plane V8. This year’s list […]

by December 12, 2016 46 comments Editorials
Ford to Become Captain of the Fleet as GM Shies Away

Ford to Become Captain of the Fleet as GM Shies Away

With nearly a third of its volume heading to businesses and government agencies, Ford is a bit of a fleet queen. However, the Blue Oval has been fairly uniform with General Motors in terms of volume when it came to selling its vehicles in bulk. Not so this year. General […]

by December 12, 2016 24 comments Editorials
Bark’s Bites: What Level of Transparency Can We Expect?

Bark’s Bites: What Level of Transparency Can We Expect?

“I’ll tell you something,” the grizzled used car veteran said to me menacingly from across his massive, oaken desk. “The internet has ruined this business.” Tell me something I don’t know, old man. It’s a variation of the same thing I’ve heard for five years. The car business used to […]

by December 12, 2016 94 comments Editorials