GT adds zip to Mustang Mach-e

The GT version of the Ford Mustang Mach-e all-electric SUV hatchback, more advanced than the basic model I drove 14 months ago, came my way in February. “Acceleration is absolutely amazing,” I’ve said over and over since ending my weeklong…

Toyota counts on V-6, coils for Tundra

Production began in January for the third-generation, 2022 Toyota Tundra, fully redesigned with interior appeal, and company officials anticipate the first real sales climb in 15 years for the full-sized pickup. The Tundra’s platform has been expanded into a fully-boxed…

Kona EV and winter’s cold shoulder

The cold of winter takes a cut of range from the all-electric vehicles testing the market today. In my experiences in driving fully electric vehicles in cold weather in recent years, the amount of miles lost to the weather are…

F-Series, Camry, RAV4 top sales in ‘21

By Bud Wells Ford F-Series, Toyota Camry and RAV4 maintained their customary positions atop the sales charts for U.S. light-vehicle trucks, cars and SUV/crossovers for the year 2021. A serious computer chip shortage, added to the Covid-19 pandemic’s second year,…

Land Rover Discovery goes in snow

Fortunate we were to be in possession of a 2021 Land Rover Discovery during one of our earlier January 2022 snowstorms. The Discovery R Dynamic S midsize model got around with no slipping in fairly deep snow and across icy…

Back then . . . . . 1997 Chevy Camaro

(Twenty-five years ago, in February 1997, I drove and reviewed the 30th anniversary Chevy Corvette. Excerpts follow:) The 30th anniversary Camaro Z28, a car that befits my youthful image, shows just as it snows, and snows. Four snowfalls in six…

Hyundai Santa Cruz lowers compact-PU size.

Two new, small pickups – the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick – are drawing attention in the automotive world. The Maverick edged out the Santa Cruz for selection as North American Truck of the Year for 2022. I spent…

Ford Raptor makes run to Kearney, Neb.

The big Ford Raptor, an F150 SuperCrew finished in orange metallic hue, carried us into Nebraska all the way to Kearney, where we toured an impressive display of 200 classic automobiles. The Kearney Classic Car Collection, a gift to the…

S580 is ‘dream;’ Frontier is top truck

My word, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was better, is now even better. Carrying me out of year 2021 this week was the S580 4Matic Sedan, a bit bigger at 208 inches in overall length and curb weight of 5,290 pounds. It’s…

Bud’s 2,500th review – ‘Merry Christmas’

“Merry Christmas” I shout out from the open window of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It is a special time for me, as the Grand Wagoneer is the 2,500th car or truck I’ve reviewed over the past 44 years –…