‘The peasants are revolting!’ ‘That’s right, they stink on ice.’

Automakers face $2 Billion class-action lawsuit over Canadian price discrepancies. Given that prices have been so out of range for so long it’s pratically surprising to see this sort of action being taken now. In pratical terms, I really doubt that this will be successful. I don’t think it’s based on solid law, unless the lawyers try and establish collusion between the automakers.

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Well, there seems to be interest in the Canadian car pricing story! It was picked up by Autoblog on Sunday (hello, Autoblog readers!). I’ve actually received some feedback from carmakers, so part 2 of the story is coming soon.

BMW’s upcoming 1-series looks shockingly good.

I’ve not been a fan of BMW since Chris Bangle redesigned the formerly-understated German vehicles to the ugly, bloated, over-angled excesses that we see in them today. Fortunately it would seem that as time goes the cars are less and less Bangled (as it were) and look more and more like they actually have some BMW heritage in them, with the ultimate example being the new 1-series unveiled in Frankfurt. Could it be that BMWs of the future will look more and more like, well, BMW’s? Only time will tell.