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The cars we loved.

Buying Was Easy, Choosing Was Not


The time had finally come to make the big purchase. It had taken long enough. Back in 2002, I was looking for a replacement for my 94 BMW 325 coupe. … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

1974 – 1976 Cadillac Eldorado: Big Oil’s Big Car


1974 -1976 Cadillac Eldorado If there was one car that exemplified glutenous American excess, it might be the Cadillac Eldorado, the mid ’70s models to be exact. The Eldorado as … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

1975-1983 Volkswagen Rabbit : The Start of It All


Small cars are now a major fact of life in the American market. There was once a time when they were the occasional novelty with so so reliability. The VW … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Dodge Dart: Another Small Car Target Missed?


In my lifetime I remember many of the small cars from Chrysler as being initially interesting but ultimately forgettable with poor build quality and cheesy ergonomics. It’s never been for … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 – 2015 Audi A3: The Fruit at the Bottom?


The compact luxury segment is really heating up in the United States. After years of seeing small cars as penalty boxes, American’s are slowly changing their perceptions about small cars. … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

2015 Ford Falcon – An Aussie Bird’s Final Flight


The end of the line for any performance car is always sad news. Even sadder is the demise of an entire division. In America fans of Pontiac Oldsmobile, Saturn and … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Volkswagen Santana: Quantum Physics in China


The Chinese auto market is an odd thing. There Buick is like Lexus and VW was like Toyota. Was because VW has lost its sales dominance to Buick of all … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

1964 – 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB: The Subtle Transition to Modern


The Ferrari 250 Berlinetta or Lusso was one of Ferrari’s most beautiful GT cars. It classic lines represents the height of Ferrari’s old world designs. The “Lussos” were a tough … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

1977 – 1983 Maserati Kyalami: The African Queen?


Big sporting coupes have been a segment that European automakers have been consistent with ever since the ’70s. Of course big by their definition is merely mid-sized by ours, but … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

1971 – 1975 Lancia 2000 Coupe: The Last of the Thoroughbreds


Coupes are an exciting segment in the automotive market, but lately their numbers have been dwindling. Some of the most exciting GT cars to come out of Europe were less … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment
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