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Notes on the Economy Hatch: Your Door to More (Money)

Notes on the Economy Hatch: Your Door to More (Money)

At the end of 1966 my parents, having relocated to an Omaha suburb, found themselves in need of a second car. With money tight, the folks took what was at the time a no-brainer decision: the purchase of a brand-new VW Beetle. With a 4-speed manual and no a/c, the only option they popped for […]

November 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Ford Edge Update: prices, stats, and other random notes

2015 Ford Edge Update: prices, stats, and other random notes

Although co-Buzzard David Boldt gave us a preview of the next-gen Ford Edge midsize crossover last July (read about it here), more details have been shared with the press. The Edge is the next step up in size from the Escape, and Ford calls it the midsize crossover. Since its launch in 2006 as an […]

November 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Shakespeare was wrong: A Mercedes by any other name…

Shakespeare was wrong: A Mercedes by any other name…

Here we go again, folks. First Infiniti did the big switcheroo, going from a series of vehicles badged G, M, FX to Qs. Now Mercedes-Benz is messing with the alphabet. The company announced today that it was rebadging the entire lineup of vehicles so customers can more easily understand the model and engine propulsion choice […]

November 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ford Begins Production of New F-150: Alloy, Mate!

Ford Begins Production of New F-150: Alloy, Mate!

That Ford should begin production of its all-new F-150 on Veterans Day has to be more than coincidence; in both World Wars Ford Motor Company did much to establish the United States as the arsenal of democracy. And just as Veterans Day marks the end of what was the first conflict with global import, production […]

November 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Porsche’s 911 Targa 4: What’s wrong with this picture?

Porsche’s 911 Targa 4: What’s wrong with this picture?

Let’s be clear: I don’t own a Porsche 911 Targa, nor have I driven one. As a fan of the 911 platform since Johnson (Lyndon – not Andrew) was in office, I’ll admit to finding the 911’s growing footprint and price mildly distressing, but that distress doesn’t minimize my very real affection for the 911’s […]

November 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mazda MX-5 Global Cup race series to begin 2016: Just like Formula 1

Mazda MX-5 Global Cup race series to begin 2016: Just like Formula 1

Question: What do the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari have in common? Answer: They all compete in a global racing series. At least the latter three do right now in a race series called Formula 1. The Miata will…but not until the 2016 race season, however. Plans are being made now for […]

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Buzz On/Buzz Off: The Chevy Guy

Buzz On/Buzz Off: The Chevy Guy

Dave Boldt: I’m Not Wilde About Rikk In the spirit of full disclosure, know that I watched but five innings of the World Series’ game seven – and they weren’t the last five innings. With the score 3-2 in favor of the Giants, I was again reminded why I rarely (make that never) pay close […]

October 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bikes and booze: Alcohol-related bicycle fatalities a significant problem, says safety group

Bikes and booze: Alcohol-related bicycle fatalities a significant problem, says safety group

Boozy bicyclists are an increasing problem, according to one highway safety group. The number of intoxicated bicycle rider fatalities is “trending upwards,” says the Governors Highway Safety Association. While overall motor vehicle fatalities increased just one percent between 2010 and 2012, the number of bicycle riders is up a whopping 16 percent. According to a […]

October 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lexus and its Coupes – From Sport Coupe to Radical Concept

Lexus and its Coupes – From Sport Coupe to Radical Concept

Alexandra, VA – It’s a fall afternoon, and I’m at a light just north of Alexandria’s Old Town. To my left is an early ‘90s Lexus SC, in what looks to be immaculate condition; behind the wheel is a 20-something that makes him a toddler when the car was first sold. His window is down, and […]

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘Mustang Bucket List Tour’ gets Mustang club owners to happily carry Ford’s water

‘Mustang Bucket List Tour’ gets Mustang club owners to happily carry Ford’s water

It may appear to be carrying coals to Newcastle, but Ford is traveling the country pitching the 2015 Ford Mustang to the Mustang faithful. The “Mustang Bucket List Tour” is hitting seven cities around the U.S., enticing Mustang club members to attend with a test drive the 2015 Mustang even before it hits dealer showrooms. […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
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