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Meh Car Monday: The Last Oldsmobile Cutlass Was The Dullest Blade Meh Car Monday: The Last Oldsmobile Cutlass Was The Dullest Blade

I know it sometimes feels like I pick on GM a lot for these meh car articles, but they just did such a stellar job at making some truly dull, forgettable automobiles. It’s a talent, really. A terrible, terrible talent. If you start feeling some pity for GM, then I’m going to implore you to jam a syringe of adrenaline…

Meh Car Monday: Nothing Could Un-Meh The Infiniti G20 Meh Car Monday: Nothing Could Un-Meh The Infiniti G20

The status of Meh Car isn’t an entirely rational one. Meh-ness isn’t something that you can always engineer out of a car, or something that’s even necessarily based on how the car performs or works. Meh-ness is a more like a mythical, gray mist-dragon of cloudy disinterest, and once it gets its clammy, bland, dull…

Meh Car Monday: Don't Pretend Anyone Even Remembers The Saturn L-Series Meh Car Monday: Don't Pretend Anyone Even Remembers The Saturn L-Series

Want to make a car enthusiast freeze up for a good 20-30 seconds? Ask them to picture a Saturn L-Series. Most gearheads will cock their heads up and to the side, narrowing their eyes as they try to call the image into their minds. If you look carefully, you can sometimes see rainbow spinning beach balls where their…

Meh Car Monday: The Plymouth Sundance And Dodge Shadow, The Tedium Twins Meh Car Monday: The Plymouth Sundance And Dodge Shadow, The Tedium Twins

I’ve always been surprised by how rabid a following the Chrysler K-Cars seem to have, but one thing that does not surprise me in the least is how un-rabid a following the K-Car’s follow up, the P-bodies, have. Or, don’t have. The P-body cars were the Dodge Shadow and Plymouth Sundance, the darkness and light sides of…

Meh Car Monday: The Talbot Tagora Proves Even Rare And Exotic Can Be Meh Meh Car Monday: The Talbot Tagora Proves Even Rare And Exotic Can Be Meh

I’ve been giving American cars a lot of likely unwanted meh-car attention lately, so let’s venture across the sea and discover what unexciting non-wonders are waiting listlessly to bore you. This week, thanks to a suggestion from a reader named Adam, I’d like to present to you a heaping fistful of French automotive…

Meh Car Monday: Envision Ennui With The Buick Envision Meh Car Monday: Envision Ennui With The Buick Envision

Sometimes I feel like Meh Car Mondays unfairly picks on some key Meh-eras of the past: the famous Malaise Era, the bland optimism of the 1990s, that sort of thing. To mix it up a bit, I wanted to pick a meh car that you, the meh car enthusiast, could go out and buy new today. And I found one: the gloriously meh Buick…

Meh Car Monday: The Fabulously Forgettable Ford Five Hundred Meh Car Monday: The Fabulously Forgettable Ford Five Hundred

The Ford Five Hundred is about as close to a ghost as an automobile can get. Even if you see one, it’s hard to be sure exactly what you saw, or if you even saw anything at all. It’s very existence is confusing to most people—was it a thing? Was a just a Taurus? Have I ever seen one? The Five Hundred is so meh it’s…

Meh Car Monday: The 1994-1999 Chevy Monte Carlo Was The One To Ignore Meh Car Monday: The 1994-1999 Chevy Monte Carlo Was The One To Ignore

Want to see real, visceral disappointment in action? Tell a friend who loves cars that you got them a lovely Chevy Monte Carlo. Really soak in the delight that you watch play across their face as they imagine themselves behind the wheel of one of America’s most stylish oversized coupés. Then, hand over keys to a…

Meh Car Monday: Try And Stay Awake While We Talk About Early 2000s Hyundais Meh Car Monday: Try And Stay Awake While We Talk About Early 2000s Hyundais

If you’re a graphic designer, and you have to make one of those generic cars for some ad for an insurance company, you can probably cut your work time in half by starting with a Hyundai sedan made between 2000-2005 or so. I’m actually picking two meh cars for today, because they’re both so equally meh I couldn’t…

Meh Car Monday: Embrace Nothingness With A Buick Lucerne Meh Car Monday: Embrace Nothingness With A Buick Lucerne

Buick, at least in the U.S., is a brand that has traditionally skewed a bit older. I’m not sure there’s a recent Buick that makes that vague bit of demographic data come to life more than the 2005-2011 Buick Lucerne, a car that is essentially the very concept of responsible, suburban aging turned into metal.

Meh Car Monday: The Mazda 626, When 'Zoom-Zoom' Was 'Yawn-Yawn' Meh Car Monday: The Mazda 626, When 'Zoom-Zoom' Was 'Yawn-Yawn'

Mazda has managed to make a lot of interesting cars over the years. From their early 360cc Kei-class cars to their dogged loyalty to the rotary engine, to the raw, pure joy of a Miata, and even using such deeply geeky things as Miller-cycle engines, Mazda has a long track record of Not Being Boring. Still, when they…

Meh Car Monday: The Woefully Misnamed Oldsmobile Intrigue  Meh Car Monday: The Woefully Misnamed Oldsmobile Intrigue 

You want to know how staggeringly forgettable the Oldsmobile Intrigue is? Listen to this: I was trying to decide between the Oldsmobile Achieva and Oldsmobile Alero for this week’s Meh Car Monday. As part of the decison-making process, I remembered they used an Achieva in episodes of the X-Files. Only I was wrong: the…

Meh Car Monday: The Dodge Diplomat Has Immunity From Being Interesting Meh Car Monday: The Dodge Diplomat Has Immunity From Being Interesting

I think the fundamental, pureéd gruel-like blandness of the Dodge Diplomat is probably best summed up in how this promo movie describes it’s size: “between a compact and an intermediate!” Somehow, Dodge’s engineers have managed to invent a size of car more boring than “mid-sized.” Kudos, gentlemen.

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