First road test 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi is on something of a high at the moment. Although it doesn’t seem that way, they’ve recorded record sales in 2017 with 23,000 new car deliveries. It’s no secret that showrooms are scarcely populated with new products, and people. Yet, consumers seem drawn to this brand that now relies solely on CUVs. I mean what I wrote… The two ...

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No salary for Elon Musk for the next 10 years

Tesla’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk, will not receive a salary for the next 10 years under a new compensation plan that should be approved by shareholders in March. That said, he could still end up being the richest man on the planet at the end of those 10 years. That will depend on whether or not Tesla is profitable. ...

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5 cars that saved their manufacturer

Manufacturers experience a wide range of ups and downs over the years, but very few every reach a point where their very survival is questioned. Others are not so lucky, though. The difference between success and bankruptcy often depends on a single model, a vehicle so well designed that it manages to pull an automaker out of trouble all by ...

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Autonomous cars and drinking and driving

Autonomous Driving

This might be the first time we come across this kind of story but we’re certain this isn’t the first such incident. Nor, we’re convinced, will it be the last… A little over a week ago, a Tesla owner was found passed-out at the wheel of his car on the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge by the California Highway Patrol. When ...

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Review: 2018 BMW 740Le xDrive

2018 BMW 740Le

My week with the 740Le started off bad. I’d only driven 1 kilometer and literally came face to face with frozen wipers. You know, when the central portion of the driver’s side wiper is no longer in full contact with the windscreen – it only touches enough to smear. As I drove home with my seat propped up in order ...

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Ford Focus RS head gasket woes

For some time now, forums and enthusiast sites have been abuzz about potential head gasket issues on 2016 and early 2017 Ford Focus RS (build dates: August 3, 2015 through July 6, 2017). For a while, some suggested that a batch of RS’ did not have a bad gasket, they simply had the wrong one. Fast forward to today and ...

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