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The Wastefulness of the Cash-for-Clunkers Program

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Saw this in the November issue of Road & Track… …the dealership was taking in a lot of trades on the Cash for Clunkers program — they’d sold 60 cars in four days! — but he also noted that, in one respect, it was kind of a shame. “How so?” I asked. “Well, when these […]

Is 41 Miles per Gallon Enough to Justify Buying a Smart?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

I was just on the SmartUSA website. I have seen a few Smarts driving around town and thought I would check them out. Their prices aren’t too bad and I think they are nice-looking cars. But, I have to say I’m disappointed with their fuel economy, which is 33/41 (city/highway). Keep in mind that those […]

A List of the Chrysler Dealerships That Are Closing

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

In case you are interested, you can download the list of the 789 Chrysler dealerships that are closing. I found this list on WallStreetJournal.com. Texas is losing 50 dealerships! Some of them seem like pretty big names.

My Dealership is Shutting Down!

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

I was in my local dealership today, dropping off my Rendezvous to have the brakes checked out. I was standing there and I overheard one of the service writers on the phone talking about how they were shuttering the GM department (Buick, Cadillac, GMC, and Pontiac). The first thing I thought was, “Where the hell […]

A Honda Civic With Leather Interior?

Monday, June 9th, 2008

The other day I was picking up my daughter at daycare and I noticed one of the other parents was driving a new Honda Civic. They parked next to me and as I was getting out of my car, I noticed that their Civic had leather interior. When I got home and did some research […]

WSJ: When Buying a Gas Guzzler Makes Sense

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I saw this in today’s Wall Street Journal: The gasoline-price-induced collapse of the sport-utility-vehicle market presents a quandary for consumers. With gas at $4 a gallon, SUVs no longer make affordable commuter vehicles. But at the same time, they’ve never been cheaper. Manufacturers are offering between $2,000 and $5,000 in discounts on once strong-selling models […]

Gas at $12 Per Gallon? This Guy’s Full of Crap!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

From an article I found on Drudge Report comes this hogwash: “[T]he prices that we’re paying at the pump today are, I think, going to be ‘the good old days,’ because others who watch this very closely forecast that we’re going to be hitting $12 and $15 per gallon,” Hirsch said. “And then, after that, […]

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