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2012 Toyota Prius: The Only Sensible Hybrid?

It's hard to believe but the Toyota Prius has been around for a decade now. It is both the first successful mass-market hybrid and - by far - the best selling...

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....

Time to Chuck it?

There comes a time when it's time to cut your losses. When it no longer makes economic sense to pay for new repairs to an old car. The hard part is...

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 - ...

Some More DIY Don’t Do’s… Learned the Hard Way

Maybe you are thinking about doing some of the upkeep your car needs yourself. It's a great way to save some money - and can be very satisfying, too. But it's...

2012 BMW X5: The “Crossover” With Cojones

BMW's X5 has one thing no other mid-sized luxury-brand crossover's got - an available turbodiesel engine - and another thing very few others - in fact, just one, the Infiniti FX...

Retro review: Honda S2000 CR

Time machines do exist. If you want to remember what was really quick - and state of the art - circa 1999, take a drive in a 2008 Honda S2000. It hadn't...

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...

2012 New Truck/SUV Preview, Highlights & Predictions

The 2012 model year is almost here - and could mark a turning point away from traditional (truck-based) SUVs, at least as far as mass-market vehicles. The redesigned Ford Explorer, for openers,...
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