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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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Vile Gossip

Godspeed, Ol' Shel

What I would like to read right now is a classic David E. Davis, Jr., obituary on his old friend, Carroll Shelby, who died two weeks before this issue went to press.
| Jul 24, 2012
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By Design

Kia Cee'd

Incredibly dumb name, surprisingly good design.
| Jul 09, 2012
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Vile Gossip

A Carbon-Fiber Tale When Bondo Was Still King

The first carbon-fiber monocoque in Formula 1 racing debuted in the 1981 McLaren MP4/1, designed by the brilliant John Barnard.
| Jun 28, 2012
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Infiniti Emerg-E

A little less busy, a whole lot better.
| Jun 11, 2012
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