Larry Printz Tribune News Service Published 11:20 PM EDT Apr 3, 2019 When something is ubiquitous, can it be good? If you’re hungry, McDonald’s is cheap but not particularly good. Need new clothes? Kohl’s and J.C. Penney have piles of them, but they’re far from the height of fashion. On the other hand, if you buy a high-end Swiss watch, one that sets you back thousands of dollars, it will have 16 dials that make reading the time harder, and it will need costly regular servicing to maintain its accuracy. In contrast, a Timex, Swatch, Fossil or Armitron can have its battery changed by that teenager at the watch kiosk in the shopping mall. It’s not different when you purchase a car. What you want is a Lamborghini. Once you locate a dealer, you’ll find the cost of fuel, insurance and service, not to mention the cost of gold chains, put it out of reach. It’s so much simpler to own the redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla, a compact sedan that will … [Read more...] about Review: 2020 Toyota Corolla embraces convenience of ubiquity
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Larry Printz Tribune News Service Published 10:53 PM EST Feb 13, 2019 The Cadillac stand at the North American International Auto Show last month neatly summarized Cadillac’s current product predicament, one that goes beyond how many crossover SUVs it sells. For 15 years, Cadillac has hoped that its V performance vehicles would join the hallowed ranks of BMW’s M Series and Mercedes-Benz AMG models. And it has succeeded admirably, producing cars that equal or beat the competition in performance, only to be shunned by consumers as Cadillac’s sales and reputation continues its long, painful slide into irrelevance, despite producing cars that out-German the Germans. And perhaps, that’s where the problem lies. The thought occurred to me after sampling the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V, the highly strung, high-performance version of Cadillac’s midsize luxury sedan. It’s not that the Cadillac CTS-V isn’t a superb performer; it is. With a rigid … [Read more...] about Review: CTS-V is superb performer, but is it superb Cadillac?