GM at this point reminds me of Major League Baseball during the '94-'95 strike. I swore I'd never attend another game until every last idiot was gone from that business. Some did leave, and the passage of time soothed other wounds. I've since returned to being a paying fan. And so it shall be with GM. The cars… » 10/16/14 11:08am 10/16/14 11:08am

I long, long ago learned how to carefully fold my Brooks Brothers or other nice suit jacket and place it on top of a suitcase in the coach overheads. There is ALWAYS space there for a jacket. No wrinkles, no problems — and no hassle with flight attendants running back and forth to the first cabin coat locker when… » 10/10/14 7:42am 10/10/14 7:42am

It was Ze Germans who invented the modern "L" sedan — stretched versions of their more normal-sized sedans. Building that one out of the box means Cadillac runs the risk of an inelegant "Gigantor" version of a sedan if their only goal is to be the "biggest." Hell, that's what the Escalade is for, and as others have… » 9/30/14 9:35am 9/30/14 9:35am

Worst Globalization: DaimlerChrysler. Both are storied names, but the "merger of equals" revealed Daimler as an inept band of parochial engineers incapable of working beyond their homer mentality. Mercedes has since gone back to building boring sedans, although each of them seems to offer a 650 hp option, you know,… » 9/29/14 9:31am 9/29/14 9:31am

JdN As one of the guys who is quickly becoming known as a hired gun for whatever brand is trying to do good things and succeed in an increasingly competitive segment ( luxury vehicles). And one of the most interesting parts of the GM culture is that real change can only come from outside: whether it be a recall… » 9/26/14 10:21am 9/26/14 10:21am

This movie is so COMPLETELY EUROPEAN: Cute for a while, but with a sad, horrible ending. Americans love happy endings, or as many Europeans say, "happy end," but Europeans often prefer the dark, cynical, everyone-dies-at-the-end — versus the over disney-fication of American films. Point taken. But in the final… » 9/21/14 6:30am 9/21/14 6:30am