Commentary

Chevy Volt Tiff Exposes Potential Abuse Of EV Tax Credit?
Chevy Volt Tiff Exposes Potential Abuse Of EV Tax Credit?

The federal government's $7,500 tax credit—applying to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S—has become a hot topic over the past couple of days, as a Washington, D.C. (read: politically motivated) 'watchdog' group sounded an alert over dealerships that were allegedly...Read More»

President Bush 2007
George W. Bush, Father of the Modern Electric Car

While we're basking in the short spring between presidential elections--sort of--it's time to acknowledge the debt owed by electric cars, not to today's crop of bureaucrats, but to the bête noire of progressives everywhere, President George W. Bush. Some critics think the electric-car...Read More»

1971 Ford Pinto
The Ford Pinto Turns 40

I have always identified with the underdog, and at times have taken on the role of the apologist. But this time let’s just say I’m playing the devil’s advocate. After all, no one in their right mind would “really” defend a car that could be defined as a roadside bomb...Read More»

1997 Buick Riviera
Commentary: One More Full-Service Gas Station Closes, For Good

The story was from the Chippewa Herald in Wisconsin, but it could have been from Baltimore, Maryland, or San Mateo, California, or maybe Lawton, Oklahoma. The story line would be similar--another full-service gas station has gone the way of the eight-track tape deck to certain small-business...Read More»

2002 BMW M3 Cabriolet
Cars of the Future: What's Next, and How Do We Get There?

Ouch. Another year in the books. And not just any year, by any stretch. Good riddance. In spite of all that's recently behind us, I couldn't help but look back and take a quick trip down car-rag memory lane. In a February issue, I found the article, "Proposal for Saving Gasoline." In March, an...Read More»

American flag
Cutting Through Tire-Tariff Flubber? Think American Rubber

You’ve probably already heard about how the U.S. will impose a controversial new 35-percent tariff on car and light-truck tires imported from China. Before they changed the topic to more important topics—like Kanye West—the talking heads on cable news sparred over whether the move will be...Read More»

Clunkers
Cash For Clunkers: Mechanics, Aftermarket Already Hurting?

We've heard a lot about the positives of the Cash-for-Clunkers program in recent days. It gets gas-guzzling vehicles off the road in favor of more fuel-efficient, potentially safer ones, and has brought business back to blighted dealerships and auto malls. In an immediate sense, it looks good...Read More»

Catfight
Fox Host Charges GM: You Sank My Dealership

Between Carrie Prejean and Gretchen Carlson, it's been made clear this week that you don't want to piss off a beauty queen. Prejean's been slagged this week in the press--but championed by Fox News for her stance on gay marriage, which in part got her removed as Miss California. Now, former Miss...Read More»

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