Category Archives: cars

American made for the 1%


  I’ll admit it.  I am cheap.  People who have never met me know how cheap I am.  So it is unlikely that I will ever buy any of the products featured on this post.  But that doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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My new American car?


The son and heir has been kvetching constantly about his need for a car.  Up until this last weekend, we had two cars and he wanted mine, a 2000 Honda Accord.  So I have been thinking about a new car … Continue reading

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Va Va Va Voom!


I am currently driving a somewhat ancient Honda Accord.  I love my Accord, in part because it was Made in the USA.  But if come upon a handy pot of gold, I might consider trading it in on the a new Acura NSX.  And … Continue reading

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Beaten to the punch


I have done quite a few posts on American cars.  I was about to do a post on a new resource of how to tell how American a car really is.  It’s called the Kogod Made in America Auto Index.  But … Continue reading

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Holier than thou


Seattle drivers love Prius cars. As I told you in the past, we Seattleites also love Subaru Outbacks. But we love Prius cars for a different reason. It allows us to be smug. You can see it when you pull … Continue reading

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Why are all the parts in my car red?


I am no mechanic.  I have successfully changed the oil in my car a few times, but I don’t even attempt that anymore.  I take my car to Paul at Paulco in Seattle.  Paul is the best mechanic there is … Continue reading

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GM reigns supreme again


The New York Times reported today that GM reclaimed the world lead in car production this last year.  This comes only two years after GM emerged from bankruptcy proceedings. GM’s Chevrolet brand sold a record 4.76 million cars and trucks last year.  … Continue reading

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