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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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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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