Category Archives: Automotive

How To Read The OBD OBD-II (Check Engine Light) Diagnostic Codes On Late Model Chrysler Dodge Plymouth Vehicles (2004 Concorde In My Case)

I recently had to determine why the check engine light was coming on in my 2004 Chrysler Concorde.  The light came on out of the blue and, other than being near time for an oil change, I could find no … Continue reading

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Oil Exporters Agree To Drive Energy Costs Up Again!

Just three posts ago, I reiterated the case for my next automobile to be a first-release Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric car.  I made this decision back when oil hit the insane price of $100/barrel this summer.  Oil STILL went up … Continue reading

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Of Bailouts, Volts And Oil – How The Chevy Volt Will Be My Next Car Regardless Of Current Oil Prices

It appears there is no likelihood of General Motors, Ford or Chrysler getting any breaks from Big Government.  And, overall, that is just fine by me.  Here’s why: Unions need to be marginalized at the big three auomakers The US … Continue reading

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Five Super-Hot Topless American Beauties!

Here are five absolutely SUPER-HOT topless American Beauties!(In case you haven’t figured it out yet – I’m talking about convertible automobiles) #1 – Saturn Sky Red Line Carbon Flash Special Edition Turbo RoadsterI saw a Saturn Sky RLCF Se Turbo … Continue reading

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Most Expensive E85 In The USA, And It Had To Be MY Station…

I am SO disappointed right now.  I was enjoying E85 in my new Monte Carlo for several months – even though it wasn’t QUITE a cost break-even with gasoline. Then, out of the blue, my local gas station and (ONLY) … Continue reading

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How To Program A Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter For The 2004 Chrysler Concorde And 300M

I had a tough time digging up this information, but I did finally locate it, and I release it here to the masses: NOTE: This procedure requires you to have at least 1 programmed and working remote for the car … Continue reading

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Dodge Zeo Concept Hybrid – Electric or Hybrid?!

I recently received the latest copy of DODGE magazine.  Within its pages was a small mention of the Zeo concept car revealed in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.This car is as cool as any I’ve … Continue reading

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2008 Pontiac G8 GT versus 2008 BMW 550i – Is The BMW Gadgets & ‘Flaunt’ Factor Really Worth $30,000 more?!

So in traditional fashion, the 2008 BMW 550i packs a more impressive interior & gadgets than most, and also packs a walloping $59,275 price tag in return.  While the car itself is indeed very nice, despite also suffering the recent … Continue reading

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Labor Union’s Stupidest Move Of Late – Tell Me Again Why We Need Unions?!

General Motors admitted today that a two-month strike at American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. has cost it $800 million and 100,000 vehicles. The strike has apparently affected at least 30 of General Motors’ plants.  Let’s remember the most simple … Continue reading

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Bio-Fuels Tidbits (Ethanol, Biodiesel, GTL, etc)

Ethanol output rises to a rate of 2.7 billion gallons of fuel annually in early 2008, a 33% increase over 2007 production!  That’s an increase of about 167,000 barrels a day, roughly the same amount currently produced by a large … Continue reading

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