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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Roadster reaches new level with MX-5

Mazda MX-5 (2006) That December weekend in 1969 when I joined my roommate in his new 1970 MGB roadster for a road trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina is still vivid in my mind. It was too...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

H3 may be the best Hummer

GM Hummer H3 (2006) When we drove the original Hummer a few years ago we got stares at every stoplight. We were questioned in parking lots. We even were followed into a driveway where we had pulled in to...

Friday, September 16, 2005

Jetta becomes more sophisticated

Volkswagen Jetta (2006) SANTA FE, N.M. — Len Hunt was upbeat at a press conference introducing the Volkswagen turbocharged Jetta GLI here. Hunt, executive vice president for the Volkswagen brand in North America, proclaimed that the German company was...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

HHR attractive retro utility wagon

Chevrolet HHR (2006) General Motors Vice Chairman Robert Lutz was not happy during the Los Angeles Auto Show last January because some writers had called the Chevrolet HHR a Chrysler PT Cruiser clone. That’s akin to waving a red...

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Highlander Hybrid attactive choice

Toyota Highlander Hybrid (2006) The hybrid vehicle strategy has changed at Toyota and Honda. And the Japanese automakers are selling hybrids — vehicles with a gas engine and an electric motor — as fast as they can make them....