Brandon Seiler's Blog on Cars archive for May 2009

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009

$30 billion more to GM?

The recent announcement that the Obama administration plans to throw another $30 billion of taxpayer bailout money to GM in addition to the $19.4 billion that’s already been lent to the drowning giant... doesn't seem at all out of the ordinary. Either our government is...

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

Summertime News

Memorial Day weekend produced enough sunshine to call it summer, the seasonal anti-depressant strong enough to cast even the most horrific auto news in a more flattering light. Throw some cow on the BBQ, crack a beer and get ready for four pieces of pleasantly...

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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

I'll tell YOU when I've had enough!!

There’s been a lot of talk lately that the V-8 is a dying breed, big cars are going the way of Artie Lange’s liver, that the auto industry is sobering up and apologizing to those it hurt during its decades-spanning blackout. Good for you Artie,...

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

For some, 'Clunkers' are a better deal

I’ve never thought of my 1991 Dodge Dynasty as being a “clunker.” She’s been referred to as a “grandpa” car, a “drug dealer” car even, but certainly not a clunker. Then, the muffler and every inch of piping to the rear of the catalytic converter...

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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009

Ford of Kirkland Test Drive Event

It was a definite sign of the times over the weekend when I accidentally handed my passport to a Ford of Kirkland salesman in place of a valid driver’s license and was still allowed to test drive not four, but five of their vehicles. *...

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FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2009

All the muck that's fit to rake

Big news is tossing the auto world like a dryer set on crazy. There will be no salad references here. Without further ado, here’s a good cross section of the action: -Fiat CEO to take over Chrysler (and the world?) “Fiat Group CEO Sergio Marchionne...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009

Chinese Knockoffs Won't Quit

Bah! Chinese automakers are ripping off the world’s cars and there doesn’t seem to be much anyone can do about it. It’s no secret that China churns out a preponderance of second-rate regurgitated products, everything from clothing lines to cameras. In fact, it’s respectable, because...

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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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