cars

That’s A Lot Of Recalls

Seems like there have been a lot of these from GM lately. A cynic might wonder if they were told or pressured to sit on them until after the Feds had cashed out, for both money and PR reasons? Update:…

What’s The Best James Bond Car?

The wiki list is huge. Some more info to help you decide. 10 Best James Bond Cars: “It has been 50 years since Sean Connery first uttered those famous words, “Bond. James Bond.” From Dr. No to the upcoming Skyfall, movie…

Which Full Size Truck Is Most American?

Apparently, the Toyota Tundra. Toyota Tundra Leads Crowded Field—by a Nose – WSJ.com:”The Tundra is by percentages of content among the most American-made of full-size trucks.” Related posts: What’s The Most American Car Today?

Range Anxiety & Peak Use – EVs

I think this is a fantastic point. Even if average is much less than peak, you can’t ignore peak. Are people ignorant to have range anxiety? Is concern for peak use unreasonable? Design News – Captain Hybrid – Is Range…

Why I Love F1 …

Things like this. Formula 1’s Leading Team Has a Big Secret – Wired.com: “That’s where the engineering conspiracy theories begin. The leading speculation, posited by Racecar Engineering, is that Red Bull has managed to link the suspension in Vettel’s RB9…

The Best Movie Cars Ever?

Based on the car alone, as a MoPar fan I’d go 1968 Dodge Charger R/T. Makes me miss my 1969 RoadRunner w/ 440 (bored/stroked), 4-speed, traction bars, pinion snubber, big cam, headers.  Actually getting a little teary-eyed over here. Well, some of…

Carbon Footprints: Tesla vs. Civic

That’s a provocative title. Worth a read. Tesla’s Carbon Footprint Is No Better Than A Honda Civic’s – Yahoo! News: The beautiful Tesla Model S electric sports sedan has been an object of desire, rapture and ignominy to driving enthusiasts, eco-champions and…

What’s The Most American Car Today?

I’ve love these stories. They shatter people’s manufacturing fetishes and fascination with political borders. Well, at least they should. Sorry, Mom: The Toyota Avalon Is The Most American Car Made Today : Planet Money : NPR: But what does it…

The Manual Tranny Finally Gets Its Comeuppance

I think that the modern automatic transmission long-ago (okay, maybe within the last decade) overcame the manual transmission in terms of economy and performance in most cases. Very glad to see this column. My 2012 Hyundai and 2009 Grand Caravan…

Markets In Everything: NYC Parking Spots

My initial reaction to this story is that if you can afford $1mm for a parking spot, you can probably afford to just have a driver take you wherever you’d like. NYC’s First Million Dollar Parking Spot to Hit Market…