The Week in Reverse

March 28, 2008
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Our spies caught the new Rolls sedan and Cadillac BRX this week. Luxury brands going downmarket -- hey, there's a new idea! Ask Daimler how that's worked out on the bottom line.

The apocalypse dawns: BMW's thinking about M3s with fewer cylinders, and Lambo's done with the Superleggera. We forget, what comes next -- the two-cylinder Ladas or the locusts?

No surprise here: today's hacked-out plug-ins could take a century to pay off in fuel savings. That doesn't even include the man-hours spent on getting 10,000 watch batteries out of the damn packages.

Meanwhile, Ford wants to know if plug-in hybrids will max out the nation's power grid. Our guess is yes, unless science finds a way to harness the energy of Miley Cyrus fans.

The gays will be racing across Europe this summer - and the U.S. this fall. At least two or three will drop out when they realize it's more about driving, less about re-enacting Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

GM is such a pic tease -- show us more HUMMER H3T shots and don't ask us to drive it. You're off the Christmas card list. We're serious this time.

The Wall Street Journal says navigation systems can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Yep, they mean the ones already busy texting, Starbucks-ing and makeup-ing.

What's your favorite convertible? We heard lots of classic MGs and Miatas, but strangely, no one picked the Yugo Florida.

And finally, the biggest news this week is our killer iPhone application. If you're browsing any other car site from your Apple product, we won't be held responsible for a crappy user experience. Same goes for that new Sheryl Crow CD. It's out of our hands.

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