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NY Times Columnist Wants To Raise Gas Taxes, Pay Down Deficit

NY Times Columnist Wants To Raise Gas Taxes, Pay Down Deficit

Thomas Friedman, an op-ed columnist at The New York Times, often fancies himself an expert on the auto industry. He was a huge Toyota fan, lauding the company as the model for the entire industry, and openly contemptuous of pre-bankruptcy General Motors. He does, however, have interesting ideas... read more

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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... read more October 5, 2010 by  0

Gas pump

Ethanol Blends Increasingly Common: Want Pure Gasoline?

The next time you fill up, think about this: What you think of as gasoline might not be gasoline. At least not entirely. Take a close look at the pump you're filling from;... read more September 1, 2010 by  5

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Beware Car Dealers Price Gouging Chevrolet Volt

Car buyers have always had to watch out for car dealers who excessively mark-up the price of new models in the late summer/fall when a new model year rolls around. In this... read more August 5, 2010 by  1


Where Do Americans Spend The Least On Cars? You'll Be Surprised

Where do people spend the least on their cars, gasoline, and getting around? Surprisingly, among major cities, it's Detroit. Those in the Motor City know how to keep... read more June 17, 2010 by  6

gas pump

Time For A Road Trip? Gas Prices Fall As Summer Approaches

Folks driving to the beach or amusement park this Memorial Day weekend should be in for a pleasant surprise: lower prices at the pump. And although the holiday itself is... read more May 24, 2010 by  7

2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki Gives You Gas (In A Good Way)

Suzuki is in a pinch. Thanks to quirky (read: not so attractive) styling, iffy product quality, fuzzy brand image, and a small American network of dealerships, Suzuki hasn't... read more April 30, 2010 by  4

Toyota Prius gas cap

Why A Gas Price Spike Could Hit Some States Harder Than Others

A surge to $4-a-gallon gas could affect drivers, and local economies, in much more severe ways in Mississippi or Louisiana than in New York or Connecticut. That's one of the... read more March 17, 2010 by  4

gas pump

No Threat Of $4-Per-Gallon Gas, But Prices Will Top $3 Soon

Gas prices keep creeping upward, but don't expect any relief anytime soon. Don't expect $4 either. That's what the federal government warns in its latest monthly report; the... read more March 11, 2010 by  2

Nissan LEAF

Nissan CEO: EVs Not A Competitor To Gasoline-Engine Cars

Renault-Nissan CEO and president Carlos Ghosn is standing behind his prediction that ten percent of all the vehicles sold worldwide will be electric. And contrary to how some... read more February 12, 2010 by  3

Diesel Fuel Price Atlanta 2/09

Understanding Gasoline Octane Ratings - Do You Need Premium?

You may hear a variety of opinions about what grade of fuel to use in your vehicle. Believe it or not, there are different fuel octane ratings for a reason. Here's why you... read more February 12, 2010 by  0

Turkey crossing

Over The River And Through The Woods Is Getting Pricey

If you're one of the 33.2 million Americans planning to drive to grandma's, the in-laws, or the local outlet mall this Thanksgiving/Black Friday holiday, be prepared for... read more November 25, 2009 by  0

Autloc Smoke Screen and Flame Thrower Kits at SEMA

Aftermarket Accessories We Really Want: Flamethrower

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. We've often dreamed about having a flamethrower on our car--you know, getting all Mad Max when you're ahead of us driving 15 mph... read more August 4, 2009 by  6

'Oil Barrels, 2008' (detail) by Chris Jordan

U.S. Government Considers Capping Speculation In Oil Trading

It's no secret that the price of oil--and subsequently, gasoline--has a profound effect on the types of vehicles consumers want. When per-barrel prices hit $145 last summer... read more July 8, 2009 by  0

Old Gas Pumps

Gasoline Use Way Down—Especially In The Northwest

With the record-breaking spikes in gas prices last summer, followed by the economic downturn, it's not surprising that people aren't driving as much. A new report from the... read more July 2, 2009 by  1

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

Hyundai Gas Lock Delivers $1.49 Gas For New Buyers

In case you've been trapped in a cubicle for the past few months, it's summer again, and that means gas prices are making their march back up toward their peak. While fears... read more June 30, 2009 by  0


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