Auto Reviews by Local Expert Jim MacPherson

Jim MacPherson

Jim MacPherson

Return of the Fours - April 1, 2014 - Go back to the beginning of the automobile in the early 20th Century, and you’ll find cars powered by one-cylinder...

Fudging Your Car Insurance Numbers? Be Prepared to Pay - March 26, 2014 - Most people think of staged accidents when it comes to insurance fraud. However, there are other forms fraud can take. Exaggerating a loss...

License Renewal Test Might Not Fix Bad Behavior - March 18, 2014 - What would happen if every driver had to pass a written test on the rules of the road before getting their license renewed? That’s...

Diligent Driving the Best Prevention for Backover Accidents - February 25, 2014 - When teaching new drivers or a driver improvement course, one of my favorite questions is asking when the act of driving actually begins....

What's Important to You? - February 19, 2014 - It’s finally happened. When I started doing car reviews 27 years ago, I expected to be asked why my review differed from others....

Three Car Makers; Three Approaches to Fuel Economy - February 11, 2014 - More stringent fuel economy standards for all vehicles, including pickup trucks, are coming. With this in mind, it's interesting to note...

Rock, Paper, Scissors - Tires - February 4, 2014 - It's a variation of rock-paper-scissors that all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle owners are likely familiar with: Will their...

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