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Archive: May 2007


What Happens Now to the Town Car?

Ford's Wixom plant ceased operations today after 50 years of building Lincolns. So while my '66 Thunderbird is now something of an orphan, I'm wondering more about the future of three very old vehicles that still bring in pretty good business for Ford. We're talking about the Town Car, and its...

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2007 Volkswagen GTI W12 concept

VW Golf GTI – Twelve Cylinder?

What’s the best way to pay tribute to enthusiasts who love one ofEurope’s most enduring motoring icons? Give them something new. That’s what Volkswagen is doing at the... read more May 24, 2007 by 0


The Ultimate Get Out of Jail Free Card?

We here at have run a couple of contests on the best excuse you've used to get out of a speeding ticket. But we have to take our hats off to "Barbie... read more May 22, 2007 by 1


Lutz Plugs Volt on Quiz Show

This past weekend, GM vice chairman Bob Lutz was one of the guests on National Public Radio’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. The comedic weekend quiz show regarding recent... read more May 21, 2007 by 0


We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

Chrysler's recent crop of concept cars haven't been approved for production-but that didn't stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a spin. The... read more May 20, 2007 by 10


N2A: A Corvette-Fifties Chevy Mashup

A lot of strange and intriguing e-mail crosses my digital transom. There are the rants and the raves, the corrections and the questions, and of course, plenty of press... read more May 20, 2007 by 10

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept

We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

Chrysler’s recent crop of concept cars hasn’t been approved for production — but that didn’t stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a... read more May 20, 2007 by 0


PODCAST: Letters to the Editor – May 17, 2007

What’s going on in Detroit on fuel economy? What’s the best General Motors publicity campaign on wheels? And why are the French suddenly our favorite people in... read more May 17, 2007 by 0


Left-Lane Hogs: Here’s What You Can Do

We’re all frustrated by drivers who don’t respect the most abused law of traffic: keep right, except to pass. But someone’s finally doing something about... read more May 17, 2007 by 51

2007 Audi TT clubsport quattro concept

Audi Clubsports the TT

Audi continues its quest to grab a headline every few weeks with the new TT clubsport quattro concept, a sporty rendition of the new roadster now on sale in theU.S. The... read more May 16, 2007 by 0


2009 Jaguar XF – Is It the “HM?”

When we saw the latest photos of the Jaguar XF this morning, a colleague reminded us that this could be the last new Jaguar interior we see for a while. Even our spy... read more May 15, 2007 by 19

2006 Chevrolet Sequel

Chevy Sequel Fuel-Cell Goes 300 Miles

General Motors claims to have the first electrically driven fuel-cell vehicle capable of going 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen — on public roads. Sequel’s 300-mile... read more May 15, 2007 by 0

Suzuki Splash

Suzuki Splashes into Frankfurt

One model, two brands. This smart city car will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila and Suzuki Splash. Both will go on sale... read more May 15, 2007 by 0


Wash. Outlaws Driving and Texting

Add typing to the list of distractions being outlawed across the country. from Seattle reports that the Washington state legislature has followed through with a bill... read more May 14, 2007 by 8


Chrysler: Who Took Whom for A Ride?

Some years back, my old friend, Bill Vlasic, collaborated on an excellent book about the behind-the-scenes machinations that led to that, ahem, “merger of equals,”... read more May 14, 2007 by 7


VW Focused on Prices, Quality

Have you driven a VW lately? Okay, so I’m mixing ad metaphors here, but the point remains, when did you last drive a Volkswagen? If it’s been awhile, Adrian... read more May 14, 2007 by 18



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