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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

The True Cost Of Luxury

Today, the only thing limited about German limited editions is the number of buyers able to pay the freight over the typically highly competent models they supplement.
| Nov 19, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

Almost Perfect

The pace of automotive improvement accelerates each year.
| Nov 12, 2012
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By Design

Honda Accord

Invincible invisibility.
| Nov 02, 2012
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

A Boy's First Sinkhole

Back when I went away to college, my folks said something to the effect of, "Bye! See ya!" And that was that.
| Oct 26, 2012
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By Design

Tesla Model S

Really brilliant or really dumb? It depends on what was wanted.
| Oct 22, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

Let's Make A Deal

Thousands of years ago, man invented the wheel. And then, a few minutes later, man sold that wheel with full undercoating and extended warranty protection against flat-spotting, stone cracking, and mammoth damage.
| Oct 12, 2012
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My Ultimate Fantasy Reality: JeanKnowsCars.com

For three decades, I have been living a fantasy so fantastical that I couldn't have imagined it.
| Oct 04, 2012
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Roll up for the Magical Minivan Tour.

Because it's been forever since we all went away together, I recently proposed to the nuclear Kitman clan that Oxymoron Hall of Fame first balloter, a European summer vacation for the whole family.
| Sep 25, 2012
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By Design

Chevrolet Impala

Who'd have thought, after all this time?
| Sep 17, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

Going Postal

Thanks to posts from my Automobile Magazine-reading Facebook friends, I'm aware that the readership of this magazine is politically divided.
| Sep 10, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

Roadside Attractions

At no point in my life have I ever thought, "Man, I just have to own an AMC-era Jeep that gets 11 mpg."
| Aug 31, 2012
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Vile Gossip

Good-bye to 120 East Liberty

(Just when I cleaned my office.)
| Aug 24, 2012
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Rich Brand, Poor Brand

Off to Santa Barbara, where BMW has summoned us to sample the new M6 convertible and the 640i Gran Coupe, equally ample and freshly misnamed -- being a four-door and not a coupe, which by popular perception, if not strict definition, has only two doors.
| Aug 15, 2012
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Dyer Consequences

I Am Legend

Driving Legend cars is as easy as arm-wrestling an octopus. While skydiving.
| Aug 06, 2012
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Mazda 2012

Don't Let The Zoom Zoom Go Boom Boom.
| Jul 31, 2012

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