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50 MPG Then – and Now

Getting 50 MPG out of a gallon of gas has gotten a lot more expensive over the past 20-something years. Back in 1990, it only cost $5,995 - $10,614 in corrected-for-2012...

On Us vs. Them

The movie, The Matrix, explains a great deal. Most people are brought up from birth within the system – “the matrix” – and psychologically and socially and culturally conditioned to accept it...

The Holocaust Shuffle

In the '70s, there was The Hustle. We've got a new dance here in the Homeland. It's called The Holocaust Shuffle. The steps are easy to learn. Just stand here, legs...

How “Safety” Requirements Make Your Car Less Actually Safe

The government enacts laws - or issues regulatory fatwas - requiring that new cars comply with various "safety" standards. Ironically, the result of these standards - in terms of vehicle design...

Tata vs. Uncle

We may soon have access to affordable new cars once more - if Uncle will allow it. Tata Motors - a major automaker in India - recently announced plans to bring...

End-Running Clover

I wouldn't have any issue with Clovers (see here for samples) if they were wiling to live their Cloverish lives as they see fit - and willing to leave the rest...

It Might Be Time to Stock Up…

On a good used car. Because the new ones - the ones coming online now and on deck for next year (and the years after that) - are going to be...

The Double Yellow Prison

This country is painted over with double yellow bars - a sort of rolling-ribbon prison, from which escape is not possible. Or at least, very difficult. Legal passing zones - always...

The Bad News About Good Hybrids

I'm more than a little bit concerned the latest generation of plug-in hybrids (and all-electric cars) might actually work out. Because if they do, you can bet your bippie the government...

Dead Pool

How many car brands have died-off over the past ten years? How many will die off during the next ten? Among the dearly departed: Pontiac, Saturn, Hummer, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Daewoo, Isuzu, Saab,...
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