Monthly Archives: April 2009

Power To The People – Top 15

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It is said in the automotive world that power isn’t everything. Specifically, horsepower isn’t everything. Sure, things like, handling, refinement, practicality, dependability, weight, mileage, etc are all important factors for a car. But hey, who doesn’t like hitting the go pedal and being thrust back into your seat?
It’s not all about driving shenanigans either. Power is useful if you are carrying a full car load, or for merging into highway traffic, or if you need to pass on a two lane highway. Continue reading

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Hot Hatch duel: GTI vs. MazdaSpeed3

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The newest version of the original sport compact – a.k.a. ‘hot hatch’ – was introduced at this year’s New York auto show and so was the latest iteration of its closest and fiercest rival. The sixth-generation Volkswagen GTI and second-generation Mazdaspeed3 will soon be dueling for the top spot on the wish lists and shopping lists of pocket rocket enthusiasts. Continue reading

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Yesteryears Automobiles: 1975

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With the American Auto Industry in a crisis like it has never faced before, I thought we could take a look back at the past 100 years of American Vehicles to see the highlights (and lowlights) of an industry on the edge of collapse. This is a new feature that will become a regular segment for this blog. Continue reading

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Cars for living and driving in NYC

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If you listen to Jane Marx, tour guide extraordinaire – and you always listen to Jane – no one should own or drive a car in New York. The thing is Jane is a native New-Yorker and passionate about her city: “You either love it here and there’s no place else you want to live, or you hate it and the rest of the world looks great”. Continue reading

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The Best of the Green Brigade

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The quest for the ultimate clean and cheap powertrain technology has been raging for more than a decade and every auto show is a showcase for the latest and greatest developments. New York is no exception this year and, as usual, contenders and pretenders went in almost every imaginable direction. Continue reading

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“Worst of Show” from NYIAS

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Among all the glitz and glamour of the auto show, some less than impressive cars get introduced too. Yes while these cars still might have decent engines or gadgets, something about them was very disappointing. The list below is my personal “Worst of the Show.” Feel free to agree or disagree with me. Continue reading

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Yesteryears Automobiles: 1915

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With the American Auto Industry in a crisis like it has never faced before, I thought we could take a look back at the past 100 years of American Vehicles to see the highlights (and lowlights) of an industry on the edge of collapse. Continue reading

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