Category Archives: Automotive

Oil hits $100 per barrel, I Pump First Tank Of E85 Into My Daily Commuter Car

I bought a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo last week.  I particularly wanted this car for several reasons: American Car Company, Sporty Two-Door, Sunroof, V6 Flex-Fuel engine, XM-Radio, On-Star, MP3/Auxillary Interface AND Remote Keyless start/entry. Additional niceties are: Auto-on/off Headlights, smoothest … Continue reading

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SUPPORT GM – CONDEMN THE UAW STRIKE!

In a completely idiotic and TOTALLY hypocritical move, the United Auto Workers opted to damage the future of a major employer of their represented workers – General Motors Corporation – by opting to walk out on the company today. Their … Continue reading

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2008 Flexible Fuel Vehicles Announced!

The following platforms will be produced as Flexible Fuel Vehicles during MY 2008: Chrysler 4.7L Chrysler Aspen 2.7L Chrysler Sebring Convertible & Sedan 3.3L Chrysler Town & Country 2.7L Dodge Avenger 4.7L Dodge Dakota 4.7L Dodge Durango 3.3L Dodge Grand … Continue reading

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2007 Most Dependable Vehicles – J.D. Powers and Associates

J.D. Power and Associates has released its 2007 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  As there are PLENTY enough sheep to tout the OTHER brands, I wish to take this opportunity to point out how WELL the good old US of A … Continue reading

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Will It Matter? Not Likely…

Some excerpts from Consumer Reports recent article "THE JAPANESE MYTH" on MSN: "…we found that not all Japanese cars excel.""…Japanese makers, such as Nissan, Mazda, and Mitsubishi, have struggled to build high-quality cars consistently.""…three Nissans—the Armada, Titan, and Infiniti QX56—were … Continue reading

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Jiffy Lube Scamming People on Extra Work

Apparently the rapid oil change places have a habit of "scamming" people on their extra services. An expose was recently aired that exposed this scam being perpetuated at a local "Jiffy Lube". They convince the unsuspecting consumer that, in addition … Continue reading

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Ford: The first US Automaker To Be “Aborted”?

Well, it was looking like GM was in the lead for a while, but now it is looking more like Ford Motor company may be the front runner of United States Automakers to become extinct. While I know there is … Continue reading

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Fastest Dodge Ram SRT-10 Viper truck is a Quad-Cab!

Well, I saw the video today. The unofficial record is held by a fellow southerner named Mike (Herb "Mr 4-speed" McCandless’ son), and was made recently at the Darlington, North Carolina drag strip. The quarter mile time is 11.03, and … Continue reading

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Dodge news – Challenger a go for 2007 but the Ram SRT-10 is not

I have it on good information that Dodge will indeed make the Challenger 2-door sport coupe for 2007! This is awesome news, as the prototype was EXTREMELY well received everywhere it was shown. The prototype had the 425 horsepower 6.1 … Continue reading

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AutoTrader – HUGE pain in the AZZ

Here’s a quote from the AutoTrader website – "Deluxe Magazine plus multi-photo ad – $69 * Run ’til It Sells". What it should REALLY say is "Runs ’til you get sick of CALLING US TO RENEW THE AD EVERY COUPLE … Continue reading

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