Randy Hansen

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Why You Still Can't Sell Me A Car

A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics<p>Last month, Popular Science ran an essay I wrote titled "Why You Can't Sell Me A Car." The goal was to stoke important conversations about the future of automobiles, and conversation we got—along with a flurry of hate mail.<p>I wrote …

Editor's Letter: The troubles with choosing our 2013 Performance Car of the Year

Don't put it on the grass.<p>As soon as I hit the brakes, I knew I'd be leaving the pavement. A field lay beyond the concrete, and I hoped the greenery wasn't wet, because nothing accelerates faster than a car sliding on wet grass. A hundred yards away, a dirt wall loomed.<p>Four hours earlier, as the …

Roads

We Hear: Styling of Next Mazda2 to be More Feminine

The Mazda2 is many things, but most probably wouldn’t count “manly” as one of them. Still, the subcompact isn’t exactly feminine either in its current form. A report from Autocar suggests that’s about to change, as Mazda Europe’s design chief told the U.K.-based outlet that the next Mazda2 will be …

Profit

Survey Reveals That the More People Who Own Smartphones, the More People Actually Use Smartphones—Even When They Shouldn’t

Like a good newsmaker, State Farm is there, reliably issuing headline-ready press releases such as <i>William Shatner Saves the World From Exploding Turkeys</i> (“An accident with a turkey fryer several years ago made him more than just a hot celebrity. He was a man on fire, literally, and he doesn’t want …

2003-2004 Isuzu SUVs recalled for suspension corrosion woes

Here's a brand we haven't written about in some time. Isuzu is recalling 8,816 2003 Rodeo Sports and 2003 to 2004 Rodeo and Axiom models that are registered in just about any state that uses salt on winter roads. That means Isuzu owners in states as far east as Maine, as far south as Kentucky and …