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One Memory of 911

People who were there at the time of, say, JFK's assassination will tell you they have distinct memories of certain moments that they will carry with them forever. It may be...

Prius Math

Does the Prius hybrid make any cents at all? Maybe. If everything lines up right. The new (current generation) Prius is first of all - in my experience, at least - much more...

Americans Don’t Drive….

That great philosopher Jeff Spicoli once sagaciously noted, "Dudes on 'ludes should not drive." Too bad most American drivers are on 'ludes. Or might as well be. They dawdle along at just...

The Pushbutton Devil

As bad as the government is about making new cars cost a fortune by issuing regulatory fatwas (such as "fleet average" fuel economy requirements) the automakers themselves are just as guilty....

Nissan non-Nanny Vehicles

Nissan may be the last redoubt of (somewhat) non-Nanny State cars. Nissan vehicles do not have DRLs; you can turn the traction control off (really off - not "limited") and - ...

Return of the Beetle – Mark I

I've begun to notice a fair number of old (Mark I) Beetles on the road. The original ones.  Last sold here (new) in the late '70s. Not at car shows (or...

More on the Electric Edsel

Well, here's a surprise - the Chevy Volt electric car isn't selling. Only 3,200 of these $41,000 "economy" cars have found buyers so far - most of them probably in the Hollywood...

SHTF Vehicles

In my last column I wrote about buying land as a hedge against both currency collapse and the very real possibility of roaming mobs of violent thugs in a SHTF scenario....

A Not-Car Column….

Last weekend, we bought some land. This flies against policy (our policy) of never buying anything except that which can be paid for at the time of purchase - and even though...

Throw (Clean) Diesels in the Woods?

Diesel engines could deliver us - from high transportation costs. There is no reason - well, no technical or economic reason - why consumers couldn't have access to $15,000 subcompact economy cars...
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