The Week in Reverse

February 1, 2008

TCC readers, we laud your taste: your favorite car review from January was also one of our favorite test cars in recent memory.

And yet you’re pessimistic on gas prices? Maybe you’ll cheer up now that the smart fortwo is on sale--even though the chances of getting lucky in the back seat are approaching zero.

Autocar magazine tells us there’s a new Rolls-Royce on the way. Since it’s based on the BMW 7-Series, does that mean the uppercrust’s cut off?

We also saw the next Lincoln MKZ and Saturn Aura, and we likey.

Isuzu finally admitted that it stopped selling cars in the U.S. back in 1998 and just forgot to tell anyone. (This part is not true.)

We got really bored one night and instead of writing a real review we wrote a fake one with a bunch of Journey songs in the title. Blame the minibar. Those craisins are dangerous!

You might have missed the birthday of the car. No, really, it’s okay, don’t go out of your way or anything. You know, some people keep a calendar for those things.

Richard Simmons clocks in on Sunday as the least likely Super Bowl pitchman ever. Our satin shorts are at the cleaners, getting ready for the big day.

We’re not sure if an $8 toll to drive in Manhattan is the way to fix the city’s traffic. Compared to our $10 bagel and cream cheese last visit, it is kind of a bargain, though.

And finally this week, with political season in full swing, irony has cut short its winter vacation: witness the van full of illegals that rear-ended a Homeland Security vehicle in Arizona.

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