The Week in Reverse

March 3, 2008
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The Geneva motor show is upon us--the ever-predictable diesels, hybrids and city cars as well as the Rinspeed flake-o-rama. What keeps us up at night: why is Geneva a "motor" show and Detroit an "auto" show? Who's got Jerry Seinfeld's cell?

Despite some clever electronic traps set--like, um, FTP sites that hate Leopard--those Volkswagen Scirocco pics hit the Web early. It was the second biggest embargo break of the week--first, if you don't count British royalty.

So, is the Pontiac G8 a musclecar or just an Aussie drag queen? And can anyone describe the difference?

It was a bad week for alt-fuel vehicles and plug-ins, between ethanol fires and the possibility of higher pollution. But nice recovery there with the lithium-ion batteries, Daimler.

Every new Honda is recommended by Consumer Reports. As for all those new Chinese cars coming to America? We hear they've hired an exorcist.

The Honda Accord's also the best used car on the planet, or so Forbes says. We think that probably applies to good-condition vehicles, and not this one.

We like King Ranch and morocco-leather interiors, you like Audis. Let's call the whole thing off.

The Morgan LIFECar: Just when you thought the Brits were drifting into total obscurity.

Finally, a word to the TCC loyal. Use Craigslist with caution--and bring protection.

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