Auto Reviews by Local Expert Jim MacPherson

Jim MacPherson

Jim MacPherson

Heavyweights Brawl Over Pickup Truck Towing Title - August 20, 2014 - An incident late last month that seemed more like a sixth-grade schoolyard dustup than a disagreement among major automakers shed...

Celebrating a Century of Memories with Dodge - July 22, 2014 - There is something undeniably satisfying about taking a low-speed corner in an older car with manual steering. I recently had the chance...

Go Farther for Less this Summer - July 15, 2014 - The summer driving season is in high gear. Unfortunately, this has coincided with heightened instability in the Middle East, which is...

Chrysler Lends a Hand to DIYers - July 9, 2014 - Advancements in technology have made cars more dependable. They have also made life harder for the backyard mechanic. The days when a...

Driverless cars still a long way off - June 24, 2014 - Two years ago, the annual MIT/New England Motor Press Association Technology Conference focused on autonomous vehicles. These are cars and...

Going, going, gone! - June 17, 2014 - Major auto auctions are typically reserved for licensed dealers. Many people are convinced that this is where consumers could find a...

How Would Your Car Grade You? - June 10, 2014 - Regardless of the age of their students, all driving schools have one thing in common. When it comes time for behind-the-wheel...

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