Brandon Seiler's Blog on Cars archive for Feb. 2009

SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2009

THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2009

Clean-diesel cars on the rise, without Detroit

Foreign automakers are preparing to launch a wave of clean-diesel cars in the United States and Detroit doesn’t seem to have a response. “This is the perfect storm for clean diesel-powered cars," says Allen Schaeffer, executive director of Diesel Technology Forum,"Diesel engines are a proven...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2009

Prius Cup: Amazingly boring

Have you heard the one about the Prius Cup? Yeah, the one where a bunch of Toyota dealerships enter their Prius’ in low-speed races to see who can suckle the best gas mileage out of their car? Actually, the Prius Cup is no joke. Japanese...

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MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2009

GetCarsWrap.com arouses concern

GetCarsWrap.com is shady, like the well-dressed guy on the street who jitters up to you asking for a dollar to buy a beer, but it’s fairly obvious he’s trying to work up a wad to score some crack. At the website a “one-time” fee of...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2009

Shelby's 208 mph Electric Car

The World’s fastest production car is going Green at 208 mph. Shelby SuperCars (SSC), has outfitted their Ultimate Aero, a gas powered car that currently holds the Guinness World Record for “World’s Fastest Production Car” at 256.18 mph with an All-Electric Scalable Powertrain (AESP). The...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2009

RIP International CXT

After a long battle with the ailments of the American economy the world’s largest production pickup, the International CXT is said to be dead. “Shame on International for making this thing,” said Daniel Becker, director of the Sierra Club’s global warming and energy program, “this...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2009

2003 Kia Rio 4D, America's new best buy

Are you broke or getting there in your own sweet time? Yes? Well don’t shake the baby, buy a Kia. That’s right, a 2003 Kia Rio 4D sedan is the new car for the working class gentleman whose social standing is seeing a definite gain...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2009

Black box for teen drivers

Nothing says safety like installing a black box on the dashboard of your kid’s car. It’s called Tiwi, an enduring sign of parental distrust made especially for the young person entering the first formative years of their driving experience. Tiwi comes equipped with GPS capable...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2009

Humvee to be replaced

Since replacing the Jeep in 1984, the Humvee has been modified to fill tactical roles for which it was never designed to undertake, perhaps most notably as a transport capable of protecting American troops from attack in the Middle East. According to statistics from the...

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Brandon Seiler's Blog on Cars

Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.



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