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  1. Did you want the CVT, or settle for it?

    I have a theory that demand for the 6MT is stronger than the sales show. I believe that Honda is pushing customers to settle for the CVT by not offering the 6MT on all trim levels and by making the 6MT deliberately scarce. I believe that there are quite a few customers whose first choice in...
  2. Mazda Announces World's First Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine

    Most of the world's automakers have been working on this technology for a couple of decades. Mazda is the first to announce a practical engine. Rumor has it that it will debut in the next generation Mazda3 due late next year...
  3. Honda, sell me a damn Civic Hatch!

    Problems are overrunning me in my beloved Acura RSX. After 15 years and 195,000 miles of very reliable service, I've suddenly got 4 problems that I really don't want to deal with. It occurs to me to just trade it in and get a Civic Hatch. Problems solved! Shouldn't be that hard. In fact, I...
  4. Civic X vs Hyundai Ioniq

    The Ioniq is aimed more at the Prius, but it's a dark-horse competitor to the Civic also. Buyers, such as myself, that are looking for really good fuel economy will be looking at this Hyundai too when it debuts in January. The Ioniq will be offered in 3 versions: HEV, PHEV, and BEV. Props to...
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