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Thom Taylor

Designer-turned-writer Thom Taylor is a veteran of many magazines and website articles, writing eight books about automobile design, car culture, and automotive history. He and his wife have two kids, two dogs, and no SUVs.

smashed karma revero in black
Hybrids & Electrics

Karma Bankruptcy Just Around the Corner?

With accusations and denials blasted all over the Web, it’s hard to tell what’s going on with Karma, the independent car manufacturer in California. But, when you see who has left the company and dig for what future plans are being shaped it paints a more realistic picture. And that picture is decidedly not pretty. …

The Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV at its debut event
Hybrids & Electrics

Is Ford Killing the Mustang Mach-E?

The Mustang Mach-E forums are blowing up about the prices being charged by dealers for the Mach-E. Those who placed advanced orders don’t know what price the dealer they go through will charge. Some dealers are tacking on $15,000 and even more over MSRP. Ford is telling customers that complain about the unexpected increase they …

2020 Chevy silverado single cab dually
Trucks & SUVs

In 2020 Regular Cab Pickups Have Almost No Sales

The buying public has lost any interest in regular-cab pickups. Almost 85% of pickup sales are crew-cabs in 2020. In Canada, it’s almost 90%. When it comes to extended-cab pickups they’re selling at 14% of total sales. Regular-cabs amount to about three percent. In Canada, it’s down to one percent. Those regular-cab sales are bought …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

10 All-Time Most Hated American Cars

All of these lists are subjective, but we’re sure you’ll agree with most of these “Most Hated” selections. If there is a common thread among these selections it is that most are from the era when “downsizing” was thought to be the answer. But the Detroit 3’s idea of downsizing meant cheap, crappy, and ugly. …