I am seriously okay with all of these ideas except for the alphanumerics. Cadillac is getting some decent reputation with the ATS, CTS, and I'm even seeing more of the XTS and SRX. Two of these names have been around for a while and are increasingly popular/well received in the press. Why would you go and change the… » 9/29/14 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm

I've been looking at an earlier IS for my next "decent" car, and as a way to pop my RWD cherry (outside of big vans/trucks). Glad to know they're pretty reliable! Do the bodies hold up decently? I live in north-central Ohio, even though I do plan on moving more south-central soon-ish. » 9/29/14 2:16pm Yesterday 2:16pm

A minivan that is actually relatively mini, especially by American standards. I love it for being honest and an all around decent vehicle. Not so keen on that stupid smiley style of the later model but I'm hoping they keep this thing around with Mazda's current design language (if they haven't killed it off due to the… » 9/27/14 11:48am Saturday 11:48am

I'm not fond of alphanumerics, but I think part of the problem with American luxury makers is it'd probably be hard for them to go back to traditional/revived names after all the shitty uncompetitive products they churned out for decades prior. If they were to go back to cars with actual names (I give Buick props for… » 9/26/14 3:50pm Friday 3:50pm

Let the kids use it for back yard camping and make it a part of their play time. I grew up treating the family minivan as a club house for my bros and I and I've come to love a nice minivan as an adult. It also helps that Minivans are starting to be seriously nice vehicles. In a way they're coming back around to being… » 9/23/14 3:08pm 9/23/14 3:08pm

As much as I love the Phaeton, I get the feeling this will go over about as well as it did last time. It makes especially less since now that VW is trying to out-do Toyota in the US and isn't pitching itself as something more upper-class like it did during the first Phaeton attempt. » 9/23/14 12:45pm 9/23/14 12:45pm