The Week in Reverse

February 26, 2006

It rocks, it rolls, it turns your iPod's music into a lowrider simulator. Doesn't it make the perfect Christmas gift for William F. Buckley?

First we learned of the only guy to saw an Enzo in half and then not try to stitch it back together. Then, possibly, he was intoxicated. And potentially broke too. Only in Hollywood (okay, Malibu) would the backstory be more interesting than the final product.

So, did you hear how the Suzuki Swift is on the list for World Car of the Year along with the new Miata and the 3-Series? Yep. Exactly. Oh, we totally agree.

Toyota is one of America's most-admired companies, so says Fortune magazine. And they didn't even have to wear tight jeans to win the nod.

Our Street Signs contest made a buzz on the AP wire, spurring some late readers to send in even more names like Divorce Court. Hang on to them for next year, when we may be giving away our office assistant's sanity should we choose to repeat the contest.

Pontiac's GTO is dead in the water - precisely, that would be somewhere east of Tonga, if our nautical map is correct.

Younger buyers are a red herring in car sales, a new study says. TCC has already taken note and ordered our company Five Hundred with the Depends seats option.

And finally this week, TCC had the gall once again to go to Hawaii to drive a new car and report on it, this time the Lexus GS450h. Somewhere in Rhode Island, a writer's head is exploding.

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