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Category Archives: 00's

What’s Wrong With: Chrysler


This series of What’s Wrong With could have been made just for Chrysler. For much of my life Chrysler has been in some kind of financial trouble. My first awareness of … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reflections on the Best Car I’ve Ever Owned


A few years ago, I started this blog in an attempt to write something about every car I’ve ever liked, from my first fond memories to now. More than five years and … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · 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

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

2006-2013 Toyota Corolla: Very Likely Your Mom’s Car


Sometimes the most popular things can be the most mediocre by the standards of others. Take the Toyota Corolla for instance. It’s been America’s favorite small car for longer than … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 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

2008 – 2012 Tesla Roadster: Adding Real Spark To a Segment


For most people the electric car was the stuff of nerds. That was before the Tesla Roadster made it’s public debut in 2007. Rumors of an American electric car company … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

2008-2013 Smart Fortwo – The Motorcar As Appliance


If you just happen to live in a large or globally hip city, chances are that you may have noticed small golf cart sized cars parked randomly all across your … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

2002 – 2005 Honda Civic Si: Running Full Circle


Every since Honda took its Civic 1500 and tarted up its looks and suspension and called it the S in the last years of the second generation, there was always been … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

2009-2014 Honda Crosstour: A Confused Accord Chooses Sides


Honda rarely makes bold new product moves in the US, so when the decision was made to replace its slow selling Accord wagon with the oddly designed Accord Crosstour, it … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 2 Comments