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Must-Have Classic Car “Accessories”

A few weeks back, before the weather turned to schiesse, took my old Pontiac - a 1976 Trans-Am - to a local old car show. The old disco machine is...

Is it Ever OK to Speed?

On any given road, at any given time, the posted speed limit might be too fast for current conditions - or unrealistically low. An interstate highway built in the 1950s for safe...

Things You Can’t Do in a Car Anymore

Burnouts -  It is still possible to light up the tires, but there's more involved than just stomping on the gas pedal. First, you usually have to turn off the traction control -...

2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid

There are lots of hybrids of all types on the market. But only one isn't priced higher than the non-hybrid version of the car it's based on - Lincoln's MKZ hybrid. That's...

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...
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