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Another Measure of How We’ve Been Gypped (and Fooled)

Before I write a new car review, I like to do some background research - which helps provide context and hopefully makes the published review informative. Well, I found some interesting...

The Electric Suicide of Harley-Davidson

Imagine a Harley that doesn’t vibrate. No bark through the straight pipes when you push the starter button. No nothing through the pipes - which aren't there anymore. There is no starter...

Pontiac GrandVille convertible, 1971-1975

The sudden demise of the Catalina convertible in 1972 left Pontiac with just one capital ship convertible in its inventory - the mighty (but short-lived) GrandVille. It was basically a two-door version...

Pepe le Pew . . . On Wheels

Other than the captive nations of the former Soviet boc, no one built consistently awful - or downright bizarre - automobiles better than France's Big Three: Citroen, Renault and Peugot. Thankfully, we've...

A Sabot in the Gears?

People sometimes accuse me of being a technophobe or even a Luddite because of my critiques of modern vehicles. But it's not fear of technology that drives me. It's cost-benefit analysis. Increasingly, the costs...

Buick Electra 225, 1959–1984

The "deuce and a quarter" was Buick's ultimate ship of the line—measuring nearly 19 feet long (225 inches) from snout to tail. This road titan's wheelbase would eventually stretch to a...

Retro Review: AMC Marlin Fastback Coupe, 1965–1967

Pontiac's GTO, which appeared in 1964, had every other American automaker rushing to cash in on the emerging youth market for big-biceped intermediate muscle coupes— including AMC. AMC, however, decided on a...

In the rearview: Pontiac Aztek

Well, it wasn't a bad idea. Then again, neither was the Titanic. The great ship ended up at the bottom of the ocean as the result of a lethal combination of bad judgment,...

The Not-Disposable Bike

Just as there was a sweet spot for cars - a moment in time when they were just modern enough to start perfectly every time, never stall, last almost forever and...

When Clovers Kill (Or Try To)

You may have seen the video. A guy on motorcycle, girlfriend riding along, blitzes by some cars. Well, he tried to. An aging psychopath in the lead car by the name of...
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