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1966-76 Jensen Interceptor: Great Name, Nearly Great Car

Hybrid vehicles are not a modern invention. The quirky, quintessentially British Jensen automobile company of Birmingham, England had the idea long before Toyota - and decades before there would be...

Don’t Ever Do This….

Owner's manuals are like "Moby Dick" - we might have a copy someplace, but few of us ever made it through the whole thing. For those who didn't, here's a short...

A Two-Wheeled Hedge Against Inflation

Ho ho ho. Your Christmas present from Ben Bernanke - $3 per gallon gas - is coming a couple of weeks early. "Qualitative Easing" - printing money, lots and lots...

Missing Crappy Small Cars?

Anyone else miss underpowered, stripped-down, fast-rusting, blown-into-the-next-lane-by-passing-semis Shitboxes? They don't make them anymore - not really. There are economy cars, of course. But these are of a different species, much evolved from their...

2011 Chevy Impala

Now that Ford has retired the Crown Victoria, pretty much the last large (5-6 passenger) sedan you can buy for less than $25k is the 2011 Chevy Impala. If you're looking for...

Toyota’s Z-car: 1979-2002 Celica Supra

Nissan's Z-car may have been the first Japanese sports car to make a real splash in the United States - but crosstown rival Toyota wasn't going to sit on its hands...

2011 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is still the best Buick a Japanese car company ever made: It's a plus-sized, hugely likable lug of a car. Limo-roomy back seats, relaxed feel up front. Quiet/powerful engine...

The Question…

The question isn't whether you're a liberal or conservative. Who can say what either of those labels means anymore? Like "Christian," a liberal (or a conservative) can be anything he wants to...

Gas Tax Gouging

Imagine a 40 percent tax on food - or some other essential. People would be out in the streets. Such a tax would be two things that Americans generally don't like - disproportionate...

Almost Fast: 1983-1988 Monte Carlo SS

If you were a kid in high school (or college) during the '80s - and into fast cars - you probably remember the last full-frame, rear-drive/live axle, carbureted, cast-iron pushrod V-8...
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