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The Funniest Commercial Ever--It Kills!

The Funniest Commercial Ever--It Kills!

Humor, it's what makes us human and separates us from the animals. Well, that and the legal system and the money-hungry lawyers who pray on the weak and innocent. Never mind that last part. As I was saying, humor isn't something animals really have a good grasp of. It's something that can get us... read more

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Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires

Tires 201: Contact Patch Management

In Auto Racing and driving in general, tires play a pivotal role. An experienced race driver and coach once told me that racing is really about contact patch management. The... read more June 2, 2010 by 


 
2011 Buick Regal

2011 Buick Regal Review: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love A Buick

Buick recently invited automotive writers to sample the 2011 Buick Regal on the roads surrounding San Diego, California. It was rather fitting that I traveled to the 2011... read more June 2, 2010 by 


 
2011 Toyota Sienna

Best Toyota Ad Ever: The Swagger Wagon

Sure, I know what you're thinking, with a blog title like that, you think I am trying to draw you in with some kind of ill-advised hyperbole that's bound to make you click on... read more June 1, 2010 by  10


 
2010 Nissan Pathfinder 2WD 4-door V6 SE Side Exterior View

A Green Approach To Car Repair

Are you ever concerned that the process your car undergoes while being repaired does harm to the environment? It shouldn’t be a worry, because there are many ways that the... read more June 1, 2010 by 


 
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE

Auto Parts Stores Are Doing Well, Are Shops Next?

If the performance of three auto parts retailers is any indication, the doldrums in the auto repair industry may soon be history or maybe not. AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts... read more June 1, 2010 by 


 
Fiat 500 Abarth

Give Me Some (Fiat) Panda Love

Many, many years ago, on a continent far, far away (Europe), I got a ride in a Fiat Panda, the original one, which I think had a rousing total of 45 horsepower, and possessed... read more June 1, 2010 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Angular Front Exterior View

Volkswagen GTI: An Oldie Mit A German Twist

I spent the better part of today driving around in classic cars, none of them was younger than 38 years old, and they made me feel young, proud, happy and inspired as I drove... read more May 30, 2010 by 


 
Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires

Laying A Patch: Great Tire Commercials

I was watching the hockey game recently and was pummeled mentally not by my team losing in a horrible, humiliating fashion, but rather by the dozens and dozens of crappy ads... read more May 27, 2010 by 


 
1997 Oldsmobile 88

Valvoline's 300,000 Mile Engine Guarantee

Since March 1, 2010 Valvoline has been offering to guarantee your engine for up to 300,000 miles, if you “religiously” use their motor oil. The company's material is... read more May 26, 2010 by 


 
Consumer Reports rates the Subaru Legacy

Help! Doug: Why The Discrepancy Of Subaru Engine Ratings By Consumer Reports?

Question: The April 2010 Consumer Reports' "Annual Auto Issue" gives the 2004 Subaru Legacy's four-cylinder engines the worst possible rating. I read this, but still had a... read more May 25, 2010 by 


 
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 2WD 5dr EX Open Doors

Honda Accord Crosstour: The New Family Car

While your inner soccer mom might push you to buy a Toyota Sienna or some other minivan, you sacrifice quite a deal of upfront capital as well as gas mileage. But with the... read more May 24, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Scion xD 5dr HB Man (Natl) Front Exterior View

Top Safety Features Of The Scion xD

Being one of the most affordable small cars in the automobile industry, one wouldn’t usually expect the Scion xD to have the bells and whistles that luxury vehicles... read more May 24, 2010 by 


 
Volkswagen's 1.4 TSI engine

Help! Doug, I'm Baffled Over Consumer Reports Reliability Ratings of Used Subaru Legacys - Part 1

Question: The 2010 Consumer Reports' April "Annual Auto Issue" gives 04 Legacy's 4 cylinder engines the worst possible rating. I still had my mechanic look at a 04 Legacy I... read more May 21, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda MazdaSPEED3

The Great Tune-Up Swindle

As an auto-repair shop owner the bane of my existence is when a customer asks me how much a tune-up costs. Nowadays the word tune-up is an obsolete and effectively useless... read more May 20, 2010 by  1


 
2001 Plymouth Neon Highline

About Your Car's Gasket

The last time I had seen my friend’s son he had asked me about a car problem. So when we met again I inquired how it worked out. His reply was that the “gasket” was... read more May 20, 2010 by 


 
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