There’s already a small but burgeoning resistance against Mercedes-Benz (and other automakers) filling lineups with ugly melted sloping “coupe” crossovers that don’t make any damn sense. Today there is victory, for Mercedes has ruled out any form of convertible crossover, at least for now.
When I look back on my writing career, I believe I will cite July 26, 2015, as the ultimate pinnacle. That was the day I got to drive an overpriced convertible SUV that looks like an angry clothing iron.
Good news, everyone! The day is Friday, and the moment has arrived: it’s time for Letters to Doug, your favorite weekly (except last week) column where you write in with a cool, fun, exciting, automotive question, and I answer it in a brilliant, sensible manner that is usually at least one-seventh true.
Since yesterday's debut of the stylish-ish 2015 Nissan Murano, a single question has lingered in the hearts and minds of people everywhere: "What's gonna happen to the Murano CrossCabriolet?" It is with great sadness that I must now inform you that it is dead.