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The cars we loved.

1980 – 1984 Datsun 200-SX: Giving Voice to The Future


You never forget your first one. A Car that is. My first one was a well-worn Honda Civic 1300. While it was a great car, it was not the kind that … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

1982-1983 Ford Mustang GLX: Pony Car Power and Luxury


If there was ever a point in the Mustang’s history where it tried to be everything to everyone in one model, it might have been with the 1982 – 83 … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

2016 Nissan Maxima: The Return of the Four Door Sports Car (For Real)


Although the Maxima never lost it’s emphasis on performance. As such it was usually was the enthusiast choice in comparison tests, although it lack in other creature comforts – the … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

1976 – 1988 Opel Manta B GT/E: Trading H and J for B in Europe


The Manta is a car that comes to mind to only few Americans under the age of 40. Sold at Buick dealerships, the “Buick Opel” or the Buick Manta by … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

1996-2001 Isuzu Vertex: Isuzu Does Its Civic Duty


Isuzu is hardly known for their cars in America anymore. The last passenger car the company sold here was the Impulse (with a GM version re-badged as the Geo Storm). … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

1966 – 1969 Porsche 911S: Performance Evolution vs. Revolution


Just about anybody who loves cars likes the Porsche 911. There are also those who hate it too, but they can’t deny that it’s a moving target among sports car builders. Like … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

2016 Chevrolet Malibu: Is The 9th Time is the Charm?


It’s great to see Chevrolet’s stable of sedans make gradual improvements in an attempt to make family cars important again. Although I’ve been frustrated with the lack of progress in … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Screen Dreams: Auto Infotainment Systems Part 2


Continued from Screen Dreams: Auto Infotainment Systems Part 1 The Price of Being First With so many operating systems under pinning the many options available today, the question of whether any car … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Screen Dreams: Automotive Infotainment Systems Part 1


While fumbling with the infotainment features on my Focus, I began to wonder about the long-term sustainability of my car’s primary driver distraction. As an early adopter, my experience with … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

1969-1970 Mercury Marauder X-100: Leader of the Pack


Big cars appear to be on a comeback trail. Chalk it up to the euphoria of cheap gas, but large cars from The Big Three are selling well. The only … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment
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