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MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2009

SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2009

THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

Cash for Clunkers final numbers

Cash for clunkers is over and it's being called a great success, but the the real winners are debatable. As of August 25 at 8pm, car dealers submitted a grand total of 690,114 rebate applications amounting to $2.88 billion, just under the $3 billion budget...

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MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2009

Chevy Agile stuns internet with fugly

Every so often an unfortunate-looking car will slither down the pike and leave an embarrassing skid-mark on the underpants of its manufacturer. Judging by the wide-smeared cries of disgust on Internet comment boards, it’s going to be an embarrassing day at the Laundromat if GM...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2009


Twitter helps kill new Buick crossover

Barely two weeks after GM Product Development Chief Tom Stephens announced plans to slap a plug-in hybrid option on a new compact crossover from Buick, General Motors bailed on the project, in part because of Twitter. From Jalopnik: “We spoke with two unnamed sources at...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2009

FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2009

THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 2009

BMW to unveil world’s most powerful hybrid

If all goes as planned at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 will make its world premier as BMW’s first full hybrid model, and the world’s most powerful hybrid vehicle. Oh yeah, and fuel economy is expected to improve 20...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2009

FRIDAY, AUG. 7, 2009

New BMW Isetta, Nissan GT-R fire truck/car

What do you do when a 76 percent drop knocks your car company in its second-quarter profits? BMW announced they plan to resurrect the iconic Isetta “bubble car," publicized by Steve Urkel on the show “Family Matters.” Ever notice “Family Matters” is a double entendre?...

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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009

Four Hyundais, one blogger

I’m on a Hyundai kick. I test drove one after another until I could critique them no more. Why you ask? Because Car Pros Hyundai treated me like a king and who doesn’t like that? Also, if you haven’t forgotten we’re working our way up...

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FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

Billy Mays' greatest car care products

Billy Mays, the lovable salesman who managed to hawk some of the finest, err, most alluring automotive wares ever to grace the television airwaves in spite of his AMBER Alert beard has died. With his new show “Pitchmen,” Mays’ popularity was reaching an all-time high...

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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2009

Weird Auto News

If it’s wrong to strap a panda into a Fiat 500 for a crash test then Fiat is as wrong as wrong can be. In a series of new print advertisements the Italian automaker shows a Fiat 500 being smashed from various angles with wildlife...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009

New GM Vehicles spotlighted in Transformers 2

GM is using the summer blockbuster Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen to showcase a lineup of the next generation vehicles they hope will TRANSFORM their struggling empire. Whoo! I shelled out $10.50 and sat through 147 minutes of Shia LeBeouf to document this film...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009

Ridiculously Cool Rides

If it weren’t for ridiculous cars there would be far less cars worth wanting. It would be easy to fritter our lives away worrying about what’s going to happen when the oil runs out or the icecaps dissolve or if we should adopt another polar...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009

Ask Patty, Cash for Clunkers, Gas prices, NASCAR

Are women really treated equally by car salesman, mechanics and the like? Jody DeVere, Founder and CEO of AskPatty.com believes that the male dominated atmosphere surrounding auto business needs to be more in tune with female clientele. According to the press release announcing Ask Patty’s...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009

MotorSpaceNW muscle car test drive Part 1

The last time I attempted to test-drive a muscle car for this blog I was stuffed into the passenger seat of a tired 1980 Corvette Sting Ray alongside a rosy-cheeked man who was most likely dying of respiratory failure. At the time, a blogger from...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009

1/Big three ain't bankrupt

So General Motors went bankrupt, Chrysler went bankrupt and by default Ford is poised to be our leading domestic carmaker, or the sharpest butter-knife in the drawer. Also, cheeseburgers are now eating people. As for the world heavyweight auto title, the big whoopin’ belt now...

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