Tag Archive for Cars

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…

The Cars of all 197 World Leaders

Kind of interesting to peruse the list, see what every single on of them drives, errr, is driven in. Note that Honda Fit was nowhere to be found. Vehicles of all the world’s leaders – Hooniverse: When you watch the…

Is The Chevy Volt The American Trabant?

I hadn’t considered that angle, but it makes a lot of sense. This a fantastic column. And the GM response at the end is comical. Chevy Volt Costing Taxpayers Up to $250K Per Vehicle [Michigan Capitol Confidential]: Each Chevy Volt…