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The Cars We Know and “Love.” Is it Time for a Rethink?

When it comes to cars, Americans love their tradition. Ours are some of the oldest carmakers in the world, with the rich histories of Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Plymouth, AMC, Eagle and Mercury adding to the culture of their parent companies. Hm. Okay, so maybe I exaggerated a little; maybe we have killed off more car history in the last […]


The top 5 inexpensive used cars for car enthusiasts 2

It’s a copycat world, I guess.  Every self-respecting car magazine, it seems, has to periodically do a top-whatever (-5, -10, -50, -100, etc.) list of the best cars in whatever arbitrary category they have decided on for that month’s issue. That being the case, my own humble publication is clearly […]


Test Drive: 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium

Note, the following review was originally written May 5, 2011. I didn’t actually set out to drive a Subaru today. No, I started out with the intention of driving the new Buick Regal Turbo with the 6-speed manual transmission. Since I am one who likes fast sedans, I wanted to […]


Test-Drive: 2011 Mazda 2

Note: This review was originally published on September 24, 2010 on my original WordPress blog. Back in early spring of 2002, while I was still in college, I test drove a Mazda Protégé ES. The idea was to determine if Mazda’s then-new “Zoom-Zoom” marketing campaign was really representative of the […]