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What I Miss About Cars

June 11th, 2013

Jaguar E-Type

I miss cars.

I miss cars that are just cars and nothing else. I miss cars that don’t drive for us. I miss cars that don’t respond to our voices. I miss cars with dials and knobs and levers and manually adjustable heat controls.

I miss cars that aren’t just drivable iPhones.

I miss cars without touchscreens, without heated steering wheels and without cooled seats. I miss cars that go fast just for the sake of going fast. I miss cars with a certain unrefined nature, the kind of cars where the smell of gasoline and the sound of exhaust find their way into the cabin.

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Too Fat? It’s Not Your Fault, Blame Your Car!

May 8th, 2013
Is it the cars that make us fat, or how we choose to use them?

Is it our cars that make us fat, or how we choose to use them?

A great injustice has been done to our beloved automobiles.

They have become a new candidate in the never-ending quest to figure out what’s to blame for the obesity problem in this country.

It seems the obvious causes are no longer worthy of blame. What about the fact that unhealthy fast food is cheaper than natural organic food? Or our propensity to watch a lot of TV while ingesting mass quantities of nachos and Hot Pockets?

No, the real culprit for our fatness is something far more sinister.

Our cars.

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5 Personality Types and the Modified Cars They Love

June 29th, 2012

Modified BMW 3 Series

The car you drive tells all your fellow motorists what kind of personality you have. Whether you’re the guy who cuts people off in a new Porsche Boxster, the dude headed into the woods with the NRA-branded 1972 Ford F-100 or the girl in the ’05 Jetta on the way to a college class, your car is usually a dead giveaway of who you are.

Real car enthusiasts aren’t satisfied with a typical bone-stock car and want to customize their rides to more accurately convey the personality of the mysterious human residing behind the tinted windows and buzzing bass.

Which are the best cars to customize to suit your personality? Read on, friends.

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Women’s Choice: The Top 10 Cars Females Love

March 30th, 2012

For all the talk about guys and their cars, the truth is it’s the girls who make most of the buying decisions. Women account for about half of all auto purchases, but influence up to 80 percent of all automobile transactions in the U.S.

I certainly know that’s true at my house, which is why there isn’t a BMW M3 or Jaguar XK in the garage right now.

I think it’s pretty safe to say that women tend to go for practicality in cars, while guys lean toward style and power. So now that the top 10 cars that women bought in 2011 have been announced, what can we expect to see on the list? Minivans, Miatas and Jettas? Not even close!

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Ferrari or Facebook? Teens Driving Less

December 12th, 2011
Ferris Bueller and the Ferrari GT California

Would Ferris today choose the Ferrari or Facebook?

When I was a teenager, I and all the other teens I knew waited with bated breath for our 16th birthday. That’s the day our parents let us skip school, took us to the local DMV and let us drive home with a brand-new driver’s license. From that day on our lives revolved around our cars. We’d drive to school, drive to friends’ houses, drive to movies on Friday nights and drive just for the sake of getting out to drive.

We watched “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and lived vicariously through his “sick day” and his joyride in a Ferrari GT California.

Driving wasn’t just a transportation tool for us, it defined us. It gave us freedom and our first real taste of adulthood.

Many of today’s teens aren’t experiencing that, which is too bad. But it’s also a blessing.

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