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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,...

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...

Getting into the Old Car Hobby

On warm summer weekends, in neighborhoods all over the country, the sounds of the past burble to life: hemi-head 1950s-era V-8 Chrysler letter cars, Pontiac GTOs and Chevy Camaros - maybe...

2012 Range Rover Sport: 33 MPG Turbo Diesel … But Not For US

Well, this is a drag. The 2012 Range Rover Sport will offer a brand-new 3 liter turbodiesel engine and eight speed automatic capable of 33 MPG. Oh. Wait a sec. It just won't...

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...

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart: The AWD M80

There is some good news out there. Even as the stock market tanks (again), we're living in exceptionally good times as far as new cars are concerned. Performance cars especially. The "base" versions are...

Safety Inspections

One of the hallmarks of the Clover Mind is acceptance as an article of faith that most people are too dumb to do that which is in their self-interest without the...

Bears Stomping Cars

In Cuba, they're still driving cars from the '50s. Not to antique car shows on nice Sunday afternoons, but every day. Because Cubans can't afford new cars. Soon, most Americans won't be able...
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