The Week in Reverse

July 9, 2005
Good wine gets better with age. We're not so sure if ad campaigns can do the same, but wouldn't the backstory at Chrysler make a great nighttime soap a la Dallas?

We knew the Atlanta real estate market was a little over the top - but don't the neighbors get a little loud?

Detroit's warm-up for the forthcoming Super Bowl XXL is the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Naturally, automakers are falling all over themselves to put cars on the street where normally they'd ask you not to park their press vehicles.

Anyone can get a car at employee prices now from the Big Three. If car writers sold their stories this way, they'd be eating out of garbage bins. And to answer your question, that doughnut was just sitting on top of some old newspapers, so it's not like it was really in the trash.

GM wanted to know which company had the worst reputation for building fuel-efficient vehicles, and they got their answer. Next time, will the final question on the survey be, "do you want a big smack?"

Free maintenance could be going the way of the dodo, as automakers seek to cut costs. What's next - no more cappuccino at the Lexus massage booth?

Car and Driver is planning one hell of a 50th birthday bash. TCC sends its congratulations to editor Csaba Csere, the staff and most of all, to the various intact press cars that have managed to survive its fleet throughout the years. Mazel tov!

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