The Week in Reverse

May 20, 2006
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Smart ass.

The state of Georgia can't catch a car break. It loses on Saturn, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, then saw its Ford and GM plants get shuttered. And now Kia's plant is on hold. Remind us not to ride with Britney Spears anywhere in the state, please?

Since we've already invoked Britney's name, can we wonder openly for a second why her driving and parenting skills are a bigger news story than the new government in Iraq? Than the election in New Orleans? Than the incredible second-season death spiral of Reno 911?

Miami may be tops in road rage, but they'll never compete with real Rage.

Honda's doing it all: building plants, adding capacity, replacing the Insight and boosting sales. We're trying to think of a "we make it simple" joke but nothing....just air....

Step aside, Mick and Keith: AutoPacific says that once again, Lexus is giving the most satisfaction in the new-car business. And Hyundai's no stranger to good feelings from buyers, either, but it's just a little easier to imagine roadies ushering concert babes into an LS than into a Tiburon.

And finally, TheCarConnection salutes the state of Texas for considering a move to 80-mph speed limits, where appropriate. In a show of solidarity, we'll do doughnuts around the state capitols of our choice until they too submit. Viva Brock Yates!

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