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  • Ford Fiesta ST takes the pole among sporty subcompacts

    Ford Fiesta ST takes the pole among sporty subcompacts
    With any luck, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST performance subcompact will start a race. Not a street race. That would be wrong, as the Barenaked Ladies might admonish with utmost seriousness. I'm hoping for a race among other automakers to develop their own fast...
  • Porsche Cayman S goes beyond beautiful

    Porsche Cayman S goes beyond beautiful
    I'm never prepared for beauty. My mind can't retain its details, so the full impact surprises me every time I see a perfect sunset, Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night," or Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca." The 2014 Porsche Cayman S packs that sort of visual...
  • Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful

    Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful
    For Halloween this year, I'm going as a 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD. The new sedan looks fast and powerful, but the sporty costume makes promises its drivetrain can't keep. The all-wheel drive IS 250 F Sport that I tested had rakish styling and...
  • CTS sedan lifts Cadillac to new level

    CTS sedan lifts Cadillac to new level
    Cadillac reaches new heights with the 2014 Cadillac CTS luxury sedan. The 2014 CTS is the third generation of the sport sedan that began Cadillac's renaissance. It has grown longer and more expensive to compete with midsize luxury sedans like the Audi...
  • Jeep Cherokee promises to be worth wait

    Jeep Cherokee promises to be worth wait
    Jeep customers are likely to love the Cherokee whenever the delayed SUV rolls into dealerships. Forget the hullabaloo about its unconventional grille and headlights, the new Cherokee offers plenty of goodies. The 3.2-liter V6 engine and nine-speed...
  • Corvette Stingray worthy of the legendary name

    Corvette Stingray worthy of the legendary name
    The way Chevrolet tells it, General Motors design chief Ed Welburn told his team the company "might" revive the Stingray name if they did a great job on the seventh-generation of the Corvette. It's a good story, and every time I heard it, my cynical...
  • Time to cross over, Cadillac

    Time to cross over, Cadillac
    Dozens of promising and intriguing vehicles debuted at the Frankfurt, Germany, auto show in September. One should have been there, but wasn't. Where is Cadillac's small crossover SUV, its sporty and efficient little competitor for new models like the BMW...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...
  • Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price

    Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price
    Call me Goldilocks. Keep your hands to yourself, sailor. This ain't Fleet Week. It's the week I drove the 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid luxury sedan. The MKZ hybrid's fuel economy, technology, features and price are just right. It's the car to beat for...
  • GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders

    GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders
    It's early October, but that's not too soon to say this has been a very good year for General Motors. All six of the new vehicles GM has introduced so far in 2013 made the short list of contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility Awards....
  • No, we don't have a right to pry into the private lives of celebrities

    What do we, the public, have the right to know about celebrities? This past week, Prince Fielder, the Tigers' superstar, was defended by a teammate, Torii Hunter, during a radio interview. Hunter suggested that Fielder, who has struggled at the plate,...
  • Detroit's decline didn't have to happen

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, thus making this once proud city the largest municipality in American history to go bust....