uncalled for

Today Josh Marshall tells us that the Deepwater Horizon rig was built by Hyundai, saying “no wonder.”  What does he have against Hyundai?  The EPA says they make the most fuel efficient cars sold in America, Consumer Reports ranks them 4th in reliability, JD Power has them in third place for quality.  Anyway, it’s not […]

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clunk

Now I’m all upset about the Cash for Clunkers program.  Should we really be encouraging proven Clunker-buyers to purchase more cars?  Aren’t they likely to purchase the Clunkers of the future?  I say; take away the car, the keys, the license, the auto loan, and let these folks take the bus for a couple of […]

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don’t get me wrong

Just because I’m not wild about GM’s interpretation of a “small car” doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of the genre.  Being loyal Subaru enthusiasts, we’re looking forward to the R1e, whenever it gets here.  And Fiat has lots of very neat looking tiny cars.  I just don’t see how they’ll be re-badged as Imperials, […]

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help gm fail

I’d posted a suggestion to “let GM fail” to the change.gov site a few months ago, and that received some criticism from others.  One guy questioned my patriotism.  Too late, buddy, I was already questioning it.  And now, it looks like we’re proceeding with what can only be described as “the Mellowcat Plan” to reduce […]

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EXcellent choice

Consumer Reports rates the best value small cars, and our new Honda Civic EX is at the top of the list.  They get their “value” rating by combining CR’s five-year owner cost estimates, the overall road-test scores from their comprehensive test program, and their predicted-reliability ratings.  As a new owner, I’d say this is right […]

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