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Toddlers love the 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster effectively bridges the gap between baby boomers and toddlers by Dan Buxbaum             Most weekday afternoons, my commute takes me from the office straight to day care to pick up my 21-month-old … Continue reading

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Parts & People test the 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door SX

    Kia’s 2012 Rio 5-Door SX handling and amenities surprises and delights by Dan Buxbaum             Life is full of great success stories, as is evidenced by Kia Motors’ surge to popularity since its … Continue reading

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The Great Fuel Mileage Debate

THE GREAT FUEL MILEAGE DEBATE An Enthusiast’s Observations on an Alternatively-Fueled Reality The same discussion seems subject to frequent revolutions throughout our daily ramblings: What to make of alternative-fueled vehicles in the U.S. Marketplace? To one, it may be like … Continue reading

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Elevation and the Combustion Engine

Elevation and the Combustion Engine Your Colorado car may not need a tune-up after all… Picture yourself on a road trip from Chicago to Denver, West-bound on I-80 with the cruise control set at 75.  You’ve just stopped for sleep … Continue reading

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Affordable Off-Roader Comparison Test

Affordable Off-Roader Comparison Test a.k.a. ‘How to Best Climb Over Parking Blocks’ Featuring the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser and 2008 Hummer H3 X When living life as an automotive enthusiast, it might be commonplace to find yourself conjuring up excuses … Continue reading

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‘Scare Thy Neighbor’ – The 2012 Porsche 997 Turbo S

There is something to be said about a company that emphasizes their design philosophy as ‘evolutionary, not revolutionary.’   Since its inception in 1963, Porsche has changed very little with their flagship, the 911 sports car.  Absurd in concept and … Continue reading

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“How To Save a Life” – An Essay Written for Ford and GM

I wrote this back in the Summer of 2007.  It’s lengthy, wordy and obscure.  Perhaps most importantly though, it’s sharply to-the-point.  What a lovely coincidence that the ‘Big 3’ took heed shortly thereafter and utilized many of these same recommendations. … Continue reading

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