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Why Satellite Radio Sucks….

Satellite radio - Sirius and XM - was supposed to be a breath of fresh air. Freedom! No FCC censorship; wide-open programming.  Well, sort of.  There's no censorship - but lots of commercials....

2011 Ford Fiesta

Since at least the late 1970s, most people came to accept that if you wanted a really good small car, you had to shop for a Japanese small car. The stuff...

DMV “points” for non-moving violations?

Many drivers are unaware that state DMVs now assign "points" for more than just moving violations. In Virginia and Maryland, for example one can get points - as well as a beefy...

2011 New Car Preview

2011's shaping up to be a pretty good year for cars, even if the economy's still got a hangover. Here's a look at what's on deck. And here's to hoping we can...

In the rearview mirror: 1960-1969 Chevy Corvair

Here's an irony of automotive history: Ralph Nader never actually drove a Corvair - the car he claimed was as "unsafe at any speed." Too bad for him - and, of course,...

Life in the Slow Lane….

I think the Flouride in the water is doing its thing... Almost every time I go out, I come up on a car - or an SmooVee - that's doing either just...

2011 Kia Sorento

Kia did really well with its Sedona minivan - which was more affordable than many and better-built than most. But the traditional minivan is on the endangered species list; GM and...

Did Rodney King Deserve His Beat-Down?

I trace the whole weird syndrome we live with today - of cops being ridiculously polite and solicitous toward violent thugs and real criminals while often acting brutally toward ordinary citizens...

Classic Muscle Cars: The Just For Men Hobby?

Perhaps you've noticed. In the pages of muscle car enthusiast magazines and at car shows where muscle cars are the main attraction, the over-40 crowd is the largest demographic. Twenty years...

2010 Infiniti EX35

Why are car-based "crossover" wagons becoming so popular? That's simple enough. They're roomy like SUVs, usually look rugged like an SUV - and do about as well in the rain and...
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