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400 MPG… Or Conspiracy Theory?

Maybe the conspiracy theorists were right after all.  That was the first thought to pop into my head as I read about an engineer named Steve Fambro - and his 400 mpg...

The New RoboCop Car

If you're old enough - or just like old movies - you'll get a deja vu kick (in the head) when you read about the new Carbon Cop Car, the E7....

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

St. Rodney the Divine posed this question almost 15 years ago and it's just as relevant today. Road manners in the United States are atrocious. Obliviousness, incompetence and deliberate passive-aggressiveness make the...

Why the Majors Love Mandates

I've written previously about the add-on cost of government-mandated "safety" equipment such as multiple air bags and (most recently) stability control, tire pressure monitors and (soon) back-up cameras and (very possibly)...

Sgt. Schultz says…

Say nothing... nothing! To cops, ever. Anything you say can and will be held against you. Remember that? You ought to. Even if you haven't been formally arrested (merely "detained," as in the case of...

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 - ...
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