Atlanta doesn't surprise me at all. Even down the road in Birmingham, I see a unique Model S about 3-4 times a week. Say whatever you want about "greenies" or supposed "conservatives," but early adoption and conspicuous consumption are a way of life among the South's upper middle class. » 8/30/14 6:14pm Saturday 6:14pm

Neutral: Maybe the SRX is going to be fitted with all the excess plastic body panels that have been sitting in a warehouse in Spring Hill for a decade. Otherwise this makes little sense except maybe to appease Bob Corker that the US factory is getting the nicer car. » 8/28/14 9:57am Thursday 9:57am

New cars are such a foreign concept to me, the dealership experience is still a huge novelty to me. It's a shame that the quality of most salespeople is the same as where it was 20 years ago, while the dealerships themselves have gotten so much nicer. » 8/27/14 12:31pm Wednesday 12:31pm

Complete with the Banned-in-the-US album cover as the lead pic. IIRC, the import album also included the New York City Cops song that was axed from the US release shortly after 9/11. A little bit of kneejerking there. Hypersensitive. Great album from a relatively short-lived retro rock trend (didn't the media dub it… » 8/27/14 8:41am Wednesday 8:41am

I never understood it, mainly because of the time dimension — successive generations can often lay waste to the norms of a decade ago, although things like towing capacity will almost always be limited by vehicle size, payload, and wheelsbase. No major improvements to be had there. » 8/26/14 1:58pm 8/26/14 1:58pm