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Insurance claims reveal best and worst states for vehicle theft recovery

Progressive Insurance recently examined its 2012 insurance data and found that vehicle-theft recovery rates are related to where car owners live, and, indeed, summer is the season when vehicles are stolen most.<p>The US average rate for car theft recovery is 46 percent, but the state-by-state rates of …

The Continental: More G-Wagens, a New Škoda, and Happy Birthday to an Icon

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>A nice success story for my favorite off-roader, the Mercedes-Benz …

2013 Ram 3500 HD First Drive

Where 0-60 in 36 Seconds Flat is a Good Thing<p>That’s right. The Ram Heavy Duty takes 36 seconds to hit 60 mph, but that’s a good thing. Imagine you’re towing 15 tons, on a nice summer day with the AC on, and after three successive runs with only braking in between, the fluid temperatures are still …

2013 Range Rover Supercharged First Test

Suit, Tie, and Gore-Tex Boots.<p>“So, I’ve been getting a massage this whole time,” says a smiling Jonny Lieberman. I’m riding shotgun, and for the last 15 minutes have been trying desperately to keep a GoPro Hero3 in focus. The supple leather multi-function seats coddling our glutes belong to a …

2013 Range Rover Supercharged vs. Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

Status Apparatus: A Shopping Suggestion for the Recently Drafted Athlete<p>Congratulations! You’ve just been picked 127th in the NFL/NBA/NHL draft! There’s a jersey and a big, fat contract with your name on it. Now then, how will you spend your newfound fortune and let everyone back home know that you …