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2012 Kia Rio SX DGI 5-Door Hatchback

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Whenever I have a particularly vexing automotive market research issue, I typically turn to my long-time friend, George Peterson, of Auto Pacific for an answer.  Such was the case recent...

BMW X5xDrive 35d

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Not a company to pull punches, here is what BMW had to say about the second-generation X5 when it was launched last year: “BMW will write the latest chapter in the story of the world’s f...

Don Knowles Wins RRDC Bob Akin Award

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Dear Don, I'm not sure how to respond to the news about you being named the recipient of the 2011 Bob Akin Award by the Road Racing Drivers Club.  You've managed to parlay a 30-year a ...

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.

Autodromo Watches: Telling the Time of Italian Motoring

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Autodromo has a collection of the coolest watches we've ever seen for the motoring enthusiast. These watches capture the essence of Italian cars and truly are "instruments for motoring". Check out the collection on th...

MazdaSpeed3–Weather or Not . . .

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Nobody asked me, but  . . . Mention the snow word to most enthusiasts and the first thing out of their mouth is likely to be: “I’ll drive the beater.” But I grew up in Queens where ice and snow are as common as NY...

2011 Mazda3 4-Door Sedan

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Nobody asked me, but . . . Warning.  Red alert.  Disclaimer.  Disclosure . . . If you are looking for a completely unbiased review of the 2011 Mazda3, fogedaboutit.  Not gonna happen here.

Review: 2011 Jeep Patriot

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A crossover that may not sit well with hardcore Jeepsters makes for a capable everyday soft-roader.

McLaren MP4-12C Makes Its Southern California Debut

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Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2011) McLaren MP4-12C Makes Its Southern California Debut I spent time over lunch, Tuesday, interviewing my new best friend, Frank Stephenson - Design Director for McLaren Automot...

Will Changing Times Change The Auto Industry?

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3/03/09 "As the big players in the auto industry stumble in the current mess of financial woes, one wonders if the playing field could fast be redefined by smaller start-up companies."