Street Sighting: Early 2000’s Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Still a favorite design from the early 2000’s, the awkwardly beautiful Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe was sold in the U.S. from 2002-2005. It was positioned to make the brand more accessible to first time buyers, however it was widely criticized for its un-luxurious, albeit durable, interior and lack of dynamic handling. Still, it possessed an understated and rather striking design that has aged well over the years. See more coverage of unusual 2000’s cars in our “2000 & Late” series: 2000…

2018 Mazda CX-3

The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is a subcompact mainstream crossover that slots below the compact Mazda CX-5 and midsize Mazda CX-9 in brand’s SUV lineup. The CX-3 offers nimble handling and a cozy, thoughtfully arranged  interior. Prices start at an MSRP of $20,110. Pros: Nimble, Nice Design Inside & Out, Efficient Cons: Small Interior, Road Noise & Isolation Looks Best In: Soul Red exterior/Black/Parchment interior   Competition: Hyundai Kona, Ford EcoSport, Honda H-RV, Toyota C-HR, Subaru CrossTrek Safety Score: The 2018 Mazda CX-3 was awarded the Insurance…

Building A $100,000 Lincoln Navigator

When the Lincoln Navigator in 1997 as a 1998 model, the 4×4 version carried an MSRP of $42,960, adjusted for inflation that comes out to $65,614 in 2017 dollars. That’s a lot of coin for what is essentially a fancy version of the Ford Expedition, however it sold well throughout its first generation. Fast forward two decades, it’s now 2017 and Lincoln has released the 2018 model of the venerable Navigator. The 4×4 regular wheelbase version carries an MSRP of $74,710, nearly…