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Here’s What We’re Missing …

Best-case mileage you can get in a new car is 48 MPG - the advertised highway mileage of a 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid. It sucks. If, that is, you can remember... . Back...

How Not to Save Money

Hybrid vehicles are many things, some of them positive. I tested an Infiniti M hybrid recently that had so much right-now torque (an electric motor strong point) that it launched like...

Road Clovers

Charles Darwin categorized the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. My job is to provide a taxonomy of Cloveris Americanus - the various sub-species of atrocious "driver" who makes driving...

Get a Ticket – Get a Date?

This one registers a solid 10 on the Creep-o-Meter: A woman (I'm leaving her name out on purpose) was recently pulled over for "speeding" by Chicago cop, Chris Collins. The cop...

Suing Honda . . . Watch Out, GM!

Heather Peters (no relation to this writer) is hopping mad at Honda. She says her '06 hybrid Civic's actual mileage more than just varied: About 30 MPG vs. the EPA (and...

Going Old?

I've begun noticing a lot more older cars on the road. And they are not headed to an antique car show, either. Almost every day, on my way into town, I...

Cop Types. . .

Bad laws attract bad people to enforce them - while pushing out the good (and semi-good) people. It's a sort of Gresham's Law as applied to human society. And more, a...

That Word…. Progressive

Progressive insurance is a lot like public education. Both are euphemisms that sound happy enough but mask a number of not so-smiley-faced realities. In the case of Progressive Insurance - the...

The Next Step

Are we there yet? No, but we are getting very close. We are now at the point, I suspect, that our colonial ancestors were in the early 1770s. They were still British...

The Last Run, Maybe…

Santa's been running late  because of all the speed traps and Clovers out there. Not to mention the endless meetings with his legal team to make sure the factory's in compliance...
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