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Saab's Sine Wave...
Saab's Sine Wave...

7 Dec 2009, 07:54 UTC / ... Back in March this year, I was bringing the almost-certain death of a once great car maker to your attention. Yes, I'm talking about Saab, once famed for making some of the quirkiest hatche...

 
The End is Nigh...
The End is Nigh...

23 Nov 2009, 16:26 UTC / ... or so it seems if you believe all the hype about the world's oil reserves coming to an end. Still, after constantly dismissing all the facts into rumors, even I started to think there must ...

 
I Want to Drive!...
I Want to Drive!...

6 Nov 2009, 15:51 UTC / ... Even if my financial situation is a bit far from tying up with that of my colleague Bach, you probably already know I'm not actually poor either. And that's just to be modest. Yet, I d...

 
The French Connection...
The French Connection...

26 Oct 2009, 18:52 UTC / ... No matter what some history books are telling you, the French didn't invent the automobile. Yes, I know, a French dude by the name of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was experimenting in the late 170...

 
Volvo, to Roll or Not to Roll?...
Volvo, to Roll or Not to Roll?...

7 Oct 2009, 14:50 UTC / ... harsh times are coming for the Swedish car manufacturer. A brand which once stood for strength, durability and most of all, safety, is now on the verge of falling out of its owner's and eve...

 
Post-Frankfurt Auto Show Impressions...
Post-Frankfurt Auto Show Impressions...

24 Sep 2009, 17:24 UTC / ...The complementary champagne glasses have dried out, all the major executives have left the building and the original booth girls have probably been replaced by doubles after being smitten by tens...

 
Prius Between Continents...
Prius Between Continents...

10 Sep 2009, 17:23 UTC / ... Recently, a fan (yes, we're starting to have some of those too) reported us a somewhat hilarious situation. Because of the impending global warming, the guy thought about lending a helping ...

 
Porsche Über Alles...
Porsche Über Alles...

4 Sep 2009, 14:34 UTC / ... In a perfect world everyone would be convicted to drive a Porsche. Politicians, instead of slacking off with stupid and egocentric speeches, should finally pass a real and fair law. All men shou...

 
Unicorn Cars...
Unicorn Cars...

25 Aug 2009, 08:22 UTC / ... so I had a long talk about cars with one of my buddies the other day. As pretty much always, several topics spawned during the conversation but one of them kept reappearing no matter how hard we...

 
Lady in red...
Lady in red...

18 Aug 2009, 07:55 UTC / … a strange and fascinating apparition. A beauty like no other... unique, flawless. Words are simply too few to describe it. I wish I could play you a romantic song and project huge pictures ...

 
Who Needs City Cars?...
Who Needs City Cars?...

11 Aug 2009, 10:25 UTC / ... or, to put it better, who cares about "city cars"? There's been this constant talk lately about small cars or city vehicles, perfect for "squeezing" through, "easy ...

 
Speed...
Speed...

4 Aug 2009, 10:14 UTC / ... speed is essential. Speed can save a life from a crossroad, it can offer you a floating sensation or give you a feeling of total freedom. Speed can remind you of your very own existence and the ...

 
Quo Vadis, Porsche?...
Quo Vadis, Porsche?...

27 Jul 2009, 13:43 UTC / ... as I'm sure most of you guys remember, Porsche was pretty much in deep doo-doo during the mid-nineties. Sure, there are probably more people who only (want to) remember the success period i...

 
The Apocalypse Always Rings Thrice ...
The Apocalypse Always Rings Thrice ...

15 Jul 2009, 06:42 UTC / ... do you guys remember those "stupid" movies, with characters that get into a tiny car which takes them by itself at home or wherever they need, because it – the "stupid"...

 
World's Cheapest Indian Car
World's Cheapest Indian Car

6 Jul 2009, 14:18 UTC / Do you guys remember the 2500 dollar car from Tata? It was called the Nano, and in theory it was supposed to offer – especially to Indians – the chance to own a bike with a roof and four...

 
All Your Cars Are Belong to Us...
All Your Cars Are Belong to Us...

18 Jun 2009, 06:49 UTC / ... would be an appropriate tagline for the upcoming Chinese invasion. Yes, I'm well aware that the original phrase ("All your base are belong to us", ed) was quoted from a Japanese v...

 
Diesel Power...
Diesel Power...

14 May 2009, 14:51 UTC / ... some say that the real diesel revolution started in Europe about 20-25 years ago, and that that era is about to end with the introduction of higher efficient and smaller gasoline engines. Plus, ...

 
Chrysler's Green Mile...
Chrysler's Green Mile...

27 Apr 2009, 14:57 UTC / ... Before the April 25-26 weekend came to an end, there was an increasing wave – or should I say tsunami? - of media reports concerning the completely inevitable Chapter 11 reorganization of ...

 
Do Supercars Still Have Soul?...
Do Supercars Still Have Soul?...

11 Apr 2009, 21:04 UTC / ... or are they just technologically advanced and very fast means of propulsion for the rich and, sometimes, famous? I have often asked myself (and others) this question, especially in the last few ...

 
SAAB: Dead Brand Walking...
SAAB: Dead Brand Walking...

18 Mar 2009, 17:54 UTC / ... A few decades ago - let's not go too far and say only three or four - Saab was the epitome of Swedish quirkiness on four wheels. No, it wasn't Volvo, whose sole original trait was (and...