"If any car deserves to be in a museum, it's this one," Blackwell says, "for the miles it's gone and the things it's done for me."
The heart of the Accord line is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four backed by a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This is the powertrain that will be found in most of the Accords sold at retail, the ones dealers push out the door every day wearing $199 monthly leases or 72 months of $300-per-month financing. A million or more Accords equipped like this will make their way onto American roads over the next several years before Honda even thinks about revising this powertrain. If you don’t wind up driving a car like this yourself, it’s likely someone in your immediate family will. Maybe even someone with whom you’re on speaking terms.
Lohscheller said Opel will enter more than 20 new markets by 2022, with Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan among countries identified as potential export markets. Opel also is exploring whether to sell cars in China and Brazil, he said.
Mitsuibishi has confirmed that the Shogun Sport SUV will return to the UK market early in 2018 - over a decade since the departure of the previous model from the UK market.
Professional winter car checks
That night, camped out in the driveway of the Lancia engine owner, I enjoyed total comfort on that aft-cabin queen-size bed. The windows all had black-out, or near-black-out, curtains and it was peaceful as pie. I could get used to this RV Lifestyle.
Miller often resisted the temptation to label himself and his fellow Whiz Kids as just zealous bean counters at a pivotal period in Ford history.
Miller created Ford's first annual report -- complete with financial tables, charts and footnotes and what he described as "a nice cover."
More engine variants will follow soon after the car's launch, with Seat officials saying that a plug-in hybrid version would "make sense" for some buyers.