1 Comment on Book Review — How to Design Cars Like a Pro
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Book Review — How to Design Cars Like a Pro

I am not nor have I ever been interested in designing cars myself. But, that does not mean I am…

Allure of the Automobile
 5 Comments on Book Review — The Allure of the Automobile
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Book Review — The Allure of the Automobile

Automotive design has had its shining moments, something we still see today in select Italian sports cars, German luxury sedans…

Chevrolet Corvette
 1 Comment on 7 USA Racing Schools
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7 USA Racing Schools

Do you have a need for speed? We hear you! There is nothing that compares to getting behind the wheel…

 1 Comment on PPG Says Silvercoat Finishes Stand Out
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PPG Says Silvercoat Finishes Stand Out

Who is going to argue with PPG? The former Pittsburgh Paint and Glass company is the world’s leading supplier of…

 0 Comment on Book Review — Life Is A Highway
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Book Review — Life Is A Highway

I am not the biggest fan of books comprised merely of compilations of short stories written by different authors. Most…

 1 Comment on Product Review: Dyson DC31
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Product Review: Dyson DC31

This handheld cleaner gets the job done. I was given the chance to review a new handheld vacuum cleaner this…

 0 Comment on Are Herbie and Knightrider Coming to a Dealership Near You?
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Are Herbie and Knightrider Coming to a Dealership Near You?

Television is famous for setting the standard for unthinkable automotive technology, but will Herbie and Knightrider be available for purchase…

 1 Comment on Book Review — Ford F-Series: America’s Pickup Truck
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Book Review — Ford F-Series: America’s Pickup Truck

Built Ford Tough The most storied name in the world of pickup trucks is the Ford F-Series, a broad line…

 1 Comment on The Big Six Automakers Defined
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The Big Six Automakers Defined

We automotive writers will sometimes use language most everyday folks don’t understand. That’s a problem, because when you’re attempting to…

 2 Comments on Book Review — Behind the Wheel
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Book Review — Behind the Wheel

Behind the Wheel With the Great Automobile Aficionados Automotive aficionados have helped shape the car industry we see today, men…

 0 Comment on Cars and iPods Are Different – Tesla’s Retail Strategy Is Flawed…and Arrogant
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Cars and iPods Are Different – Tesla’s Retail Strategy Is Flawed…and Arrogant

Based on an article from the July 26th edition of Automotive News, it seems that start-up automaker Tesla plans is to…

 2 Comments on Hyundai Sonata Disturbs D-Segment
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Hyundai Sonata Disturbs D-Segment

Hyundai continues to challenge the market. The medium size sedan market, or D-segment, is a crowded field. The Toyota Camry…

 1 Comment on Vehicle Segmentation…What Does It Mean?
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Vehicle Segmentation…What Does It Mean?

The automotive industry continues to adjust to fluctuating market conditions and changing consumer demand.  Whereas in times past fickle consumers…

 1 Comment on Are Electric Cars Really Better Than Gas Cars?
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Are Electric Cars Really Better Than Gas Cars?

Electric cars, are they really better? Vehicle electrification is in the news thanks to recent announcements of the planned launch…

 1 Comment on Turbocharged Engines & Premium Fuel
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Turbocharged Engines & Premium Fuel

Many of today’s automotive engines are complex, as they incorporate sophisticated technologies such as direct injection and turbochargers to squeeze…

 1 Comment on Ford Edge Will Get First I4 EcoBoost Engine
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Ford Edge Will Get First I4 EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s EcoBoost engine technology, which was introduced last summer in the Lincoln MKS, Ford Taurus, and Lincoln MKT, will soon…

 1 Comment on GMC Granite: Urban Utility Vehicle
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GMC Granite: Urban Utility Vehicle

One of my chief complaints about GM’s restructuring is that the automaker got rid of Pontiac in favor of keeping GMC. Not…

 0 Comment on Losers Wallop Winners In Sales Survey
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Losers Wallop Winners In Sales Survey

When the 2009 auto sales period comes to an end on January 4, 2010, there will be some notable winners,…

 2 Comments on Nifty Idea: Inflatable Seat Belts!
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Nifty Idea: Inflatable Seat Belts!

I like this new safety feature from Ford: offer customers inflatable seat belts to protect rear occupants who don’t have…

 0 Comment on What Does It Take To Get A Driver’s License?
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What Does It Take To Get A Driver’s License?

Driving a car is a privilege, not a right, which means you must pass a state-mandated test in order to…

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 3 Comments on Rebates For Buying, Using An E85 Vehicle
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Rebates For Buying, Using An E85 Vehicle

E85 vehicles or flex fuel vehicles (FFV) are select cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and commercial vehicles which run on E85…

 1 Comment on KBB Forecasts Used Car Price Bubble
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KBB Forecasts Used Car Price Bubble

Used car prices will often fluctuate depending on the popularity of the vehicle as well as other factors including the…

Porsche Cayman
 0 Comment on Top 7 Must Have Accessories For Every Porsche Cayenne Owner
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Top 7 Must Have Accessories For Every Porsche Cayenne Owner

Your Porsche Cayenne is truly one hot SUV! But, have you outfitted your ride the way that you want it…

 1 Comment on Cash For Clunkers Doesn’t Go Far Enough
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Cash For Clunkers Doesn’t Go Far Enough

I am not one for seeing the federal government create endless taxpayer assistance programs, believing that the consumer is the…

 1 Comment on Is The Hyundai Equus U.S. Bound?
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Is The Hyundai Equus U.S. Bound?

Since launching the Hyundai Genesis here in America last year, the South Korean automaker has reported decent interest in both…

 0 Comment on Local Car Mechanics Rated!
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Local Car Mechanics Rated!

Among the more challenging aspects of owning a car is finding a good and trustworthy mechanic to maintain your vehicle….

 1 Comment on Chrysler Marks Minivan 25th Anniversary
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Chrysler Marks Minivan 25th Anniversary

If you had choose one vehicle from Chrysler produced over the past twenty five years that best represents the automaker…

 0 Comment on Internet Car Radio? Sweet!
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Internet Car Radio? Sweet!

Our cars have become extensions of our living rooms and now, thanks to internet technology, are extensions of our offices…

 1 Comment on R.I.P. – Pontiac’s El Camino Wannabe
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R.I.P. – Pontiac’s El Camino Wannabe

When GM released the Pontiac G8 last spring, I was thrilled to see that the automaker had finally given the brand a…

 1 Comment on Winter Driving Means Exercising Special Precautions Throughout The Season
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Winter Driving Means Exercising Special Precautions Throughout The Season

Cold air has pushed down from Canada while moisture is moving east out of the Rockies, a dynamic mixture that…