Link Love From The Car Connection: Chrysler Expands, Ford Inflates, Drivers Stink Less

February 9, 2009

If your schedule looks anything like ours, it's gonna be a long haul to Friday. Here's some fun stuff to ease everyone into the workweek:

  • Auto inflation: Ford found a new way to cut corners--with inflatable crash test cars. On the downside, some crash test dummies may be limping to the unemployment line. [Detnews]
  • DS/Goddess debate continues: On Friday, we told you that pics of the revamped Citroën DS has leaked to the interwebz. Apparently, we weren't the only ones underwhelmed. (Basically, they call the DS3 a brick.) Around the same time, the original DS was busy topping a list of the most beautiful cars of all time. Younger sisters have it rough. [LeBlogAuto]
  • USBMine4Ever: Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Diamonds are expensive and potentially politically incorrect. Chocolate? High-cal, high-fat. How's about something a little less predictable--say, a mouse shaped like a Dodge Charger SRT-8? That'll get someone's heart a-racing. [RoadMice via Carscoop]
  • Tree-friendly branching out: Chrysler may talk about shrinking its pool of brands, but it's also adding one to the fold: Peapod Mobility, which will make low-speed "Peapod" electric vehicles. Sounds more like the name of a space-age porta-potty delivery service to us, but whatever. [Jalopnik]
  • Polishing up the brand: There's a new kid in town at the franchise fair: Procter and Gamble's Mr. Clean Car Wash. It seems like a great marketing move, but we're a little nervous about the employee grooming code. Not everyone can pull off the Kojak look, y'know. [Autoblog]
  • Drivers stink less: Legends of football and hip hop have been used to shill Old Spice Swagger deodorant. Now the company's brought Nascar to the table via driver Tony Stewart. Seeing is believing:

[thanks, Chad!]

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