Sometimes I wonder what an Oldsmobile would look like today if GM hadn’t given the brand the axe. Although I’m pretty sure no matter what they would be building, it would be a derivative of any garden variety Chevrolet or Buick, there’s always room to fantasize. But, no matter what would have become of the […]
Fill ‘er up…with hydrogen?
Image Credit: David Lardner Of all the automobiles at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, three models were powered by hydrogen fuel cells. And, of the three, it appears only one is ready to step outside the traditional fuel cell markets of of Southern California, Japan and to a much lesser degree, limited areas […]
Will Your Next SUV Be a Plug-In?
SUVs have had two distinct reputations. One as a family carry-all capable of hauling lots of people, their stuff and the occasional trailer. The other is as a fuel-chugging, bloated example of everything that’s wrong with the world. Love them or hate them, the SUV became the target of plenty of attacks that blamed them […]
Buying a Car on eBay: Financially Sound or Insane?
Last week, I walked into Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center and announced that I had purchased a car on eBay. Once the initial laughter subsided, I had to defend my actions as many of my contemporaries said that I had taken a huge risk. Some even questioned my sanity. I don’t think it was a […]
Buying a Car at Auction — Life With a $5,000 Vehicle
As I reported a few weeks ago, I bought a 2005 Volvo wagon at public auction for under my budget of $5,000. That’s a pretty darn good buy one would think, but I wasn’t going to rely on my opinion only so the first stop was at a trusted mechanic. The report wasn’t nearly as […]