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1941 Buick ‘Woodie’ Wagon Is A Wonder On Wheels

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Owned by Yarmouth Port's Bill Bergstrom, a man who knows the palette of official Buick colors like most people know their children, this mammoth 1941 'Woodie' dubbed the Estate Wagon by Buick wears its spiffy maroon fenders as if they were pants that had just been put on for the first time. Bill has meticulously restored the car to be as authentic as possible. That's no small task considering that once you get past the front fenders, the remaining three quarters of the body is made of wood.

2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon

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Nobody asked me, but . . . I’m hustling down Route 15, on my way Down East to Stonington.  It’s a road I know like the back of my hand: narrow, rough, potholed, twisty, roller-coaster-like over Caterpillar Hill. A ro...

2002 Volvo S60 Sedan AWD

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Nobody asked me, but . . . If you are a follower of the Volvo marque, descriptors such as “upright boxy sedan” and “solid” probably match your perception of this Swedish automaker quite nicely. No more.  

2004 Toyota Prius

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Repeat after me: “The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle and does not have to be plugged in.” Once again, “The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle and absolutely never ever has to be plugged in ...

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

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Nobody asked me, but . . . As an acknowledged and unabashed punmeister, I got an enormous chuckle out of Ford’s description of the 2005 Escape Hybrid: “Escape charges [my bolding] into the 2005 model year with a fres...

2005 Ford Mustang

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Except for the retro late-Sixties styling—some people love it, I happen to think it looks too Sixty-ish—there is very little else not to like about the all-new 2005 Mustang.  It has class...

2005 Mini Cooper

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Nobody aske me, but . . . More Fun than a Cooper full of  . . . Here are some factoids to ponder about the Mini Cooper S.  True or False:  It’s the most fun you can have sitting down.  It’s the sedan answer to the ...

2005 Mini Cooper Sidebar

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Why Cooper?  Add a John at the beginning and a Works at the end and you have your answer.  Since the 1940s, John Cooper Works has produced celebrated racing cars, notably the front-engine C...

2006 Honda Ridgeline

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Nobody asked me but . . . Honda is a late-comer to the pickup ranks and, Honda being Honda, it’s no surprise that the 2006 Ridgeline is as different in the truck segment as the Acura RL is in the luxury car market.

2006 Lexus RX 400h

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Nobody asked me, but . . . The Lexus RX 330 is the best-selling luxury SUV on the market.  Not only does it carry the lowest emissions rating in the segment, it is also the highest mileage luxury sport utility vehicl...