2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Manufacturer image Vehicles Affected: Approximately 800 model-year 2018-19 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, GLC63 coupe and GLC63S SUVs The Problem: The frontal airbag may have a delayed deployment for certain unbelted front-seat passengers, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.  The Fix: Dealers will update the airbag control unit software parameters…

Just as Mercedes is adept at rolling out First Edition models, it can do the same with Final Edition models. It just so happens that the latter is more fitting for the times, particularly with the SLC-Class, Merc’s largely forgotten retractable hardtop convertible. In case you didn’t know, Mercedes is closing the book on the…

AACA outlines potential of future expansion plans The September-October 2018 edition of Antique Automobile magazine offers two pages of insights into the expansion of the headquarters and library of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  West Peterson edits the publication (send correspondence to AACA Letters, 186 Manor Lane, Dayton, Ohio 45429). Steve Moskowitz, the AACA’s…

2019 Lexus UX 200 Cars.com illustration by Paul Dolan; manufacturer image Besides budget-friendly pricing and easier maneuverability and parking, one of the selling points of subcompact luxury SUVs is fuel economy. The all-new 2019 Lexus UX is one of the most fuel-efficient models in its class, and it’s offered in gas-only UX 200 and hybrid…

Q. I believe I have a blackout Packard Clipper. It is titled as a ’42, and the clock is stamped with “Jan. 1942.” It has a chrome grille and bumpers, but most of the trim is painted. I’m trying to get info on how late in the ’42 model year it was built. The engine has…

If you get most of your classic car market information from watching Barrett-Jackson on TV, you probably think all muscle cars are extremely expensive and well beyond the average car collector. This is simply not the case. The muscle cars at Barrett-Jackson, Mecum and other collector car auctions tend to represent either the top tier…

Lexus needs to infuse its image with some extra sportiness because even though it does make good, credible sporty cars, it is still perceived as a brand addressed toward SUV loving soccer moms and your elderly aunt who decides to spend most of her life savings on a new luxury car to treat herself. One…