The Week in Reverse: Nov. 17, 2006

November 17, 2006

More on the docket for Los Angeles: Aston's V8 Roadster, Mazda's Nagare concept, and the new Saturn Vue. At this rate, we won't have any time to go trolling for Wonder Woman lookalikes outside the Kodak Theater.

And what about all this rumor mill grist about a GM plug-in hybrid for the Detroit show? Oh. Turns out it's true. Call the electrician again, and add it to the Treo, the Bluetooth headset, the laptop, the PSP, the iPod, and the hearing aid.

Has the world reached peak oil? Some experts say yes - and others say emphatically, no. We don't know one way or the other, but peak gas? Oh yeah. We got that.

Toyota wants 15 percent of the earth's auto sales. Not too aggressive, right? We think it's part one in a three-part plan that involves underwear and yard gnomes but we can't prove it.

Americans have the best touring roads, up there with the Aussies and the Irish. It proves our point: 90 percent of tourists to the U.S. never step behind the "Barbecue Curtain" and have never experienced the sheer joy of I-20 through Little Rock. Bring an inflatable cushion.

Mahindra's offering SUVs to Americans, but the story remains the same: most of us really want Tatas.

And finally this week, the amorous Bruno writes in: "How can I get in touch with Mr. Ghosn? I have been looking for a man who is attractive and successful. If he is still looking for a partner *wink* I would like to meet him." Hey, it's a car news site, not Match.com! Although the editor does sort of look like Dr. Phil.

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