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2015 Ford F 150

Ford Makes the Case for Aluminum (And Steel)

There may be skeptics, but the Ford brass is bullish.
| Jan 16, 2014
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David Zenlea Winter Driving Column
Moment of Zenlea

Winter's Cold Lessons

Driving a car in the cold requires lots of extra preparation.
| Jan 09, 2014
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2015 ford mustang

Get Psyched for 2014

It feels like it’s going to be a good year in the car world.
| Jan 01, 2014
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kia niro
By Design

Kia Niro

Immediately intriguing.
| Dec 30, 2013
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Mary Barra Mark Reuss
Moment of Zenlea

The Men of the Year I’ve Never Met

We're at that time of year when we reflect upon who’s done what in the auto industry.
| Dec 26, 2013
Mary Barra Mark Reuss
Vile Gossip

You Call Them GM Lifers Like It’s a Bad Thing

It is true that I expected to see a woman president of the United States before I ever expected to see an automaker name a woman as CEO.
| Dec 20, 2013
2014 Tesla Model S

Why 2013 Mattered Even More Than You Think

It’s easy to boil 2013 down to the new Corvette and the new Mustang.
| Dec 18, 2013
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Front
Moment of Zenlea

My First Car

The great thing about first cars is that almost everyone's had one.
| Dec 11, 2013
Motor City Blogman

Barra and Reuss: A New Leadership Team for a New General Motors

General Motors’ independence, its shedding of the “Government Motors” epithet, seemed like a long way off when I was attending the frequent press conferences in Detroit’s Renaissance Center in 2009.
| Dec 10, 2013
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

My Thoughts on the Next Mazdaspeed 3

I have some strong opinions on Mazda’s next hot hatch.
| Dec 05, 2013
Vettel 2014 Infiniti Q50

Navigating Electronic Steering

Even Sebastian Vettel thought the steer-by-wire system in the 2014Q50 wasn’t quite right.
| Dec 05, 2013
paul walker

A Goodbye to Paul Walker

Here I am, watching The Fast and the Furious for the thousandth time, feeling a little lost.
| Dec 02, 2013
Nissan IDx Nismo Concept
Motor City Blogman

Slouching Toward Tokyo

The 43rd edition of the Tokyo Motor Show took one more step toward becoming a local event.
| Nov 22, 2013
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volkswagen golf gtd

Driving the New VW Golf a Half-Year Before Its U.S. Premier

Sampling three flavors of VW Golf in England.
| Nov 21, 2013
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Vettel 2014 Infiniti Q50
Moment of Zenlea

The Street Car/Racing Car Schism

Why I don’t care whether Sebastian Vettel has tuned my steering.
| Nov 20, 2013

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