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  • The Maturity Of My Foolishness

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    I was heading home earlier this week when I heard the unmistakable sound of a coffee can muffler from the Chevy Cobalt in the parking lot next door. I may have judged the driver for his bee-on-steroids exhaust tone just a few years ago but as I get older I have learned to embrace his foolishness just […]

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  • What Makes An Elio?

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    Elio Motors has been pushing to get their low cost autocycle to market and they have developed a few prototypes. They brought their P4 prototype to the New York International Auto Show this year and I got a chance to get a closer look at it as well as speak to Paul Elio and some of […]

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  • Road Trip In The Lexus RC350 F Sport

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    The Lexus RC350 has an aggressive exterior and aims to attack the coupes from its German rivals. The F Sport package gives it better handling and a more menacing look. As a Lexus and not a Caterham, it’s required to strike the right balance between comfort and handling.  I originally planned to take the RC350 F Sport to an […]

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  • Diagnosing And Customizing Your Car From Your Phone for $50

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    I am an automotive gadget addict and love to try out new tools if funds permit.  I have a traditional corded OBD II code reader but when I found a $30 ELM327 WIFI dongle that could connect to my iPhone I figured I would give it a try.  There are a plethora of apps that […]

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  • The Awesome Rides of M2 Incorporated

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    M2 Incorporated was created as a subsidiary of Mazda in an effort to create some nice enthusiast models.  The “CobraSter” concept was the biggest departure from the base Miata of the time but the models that actually got produced and sold were interesting in their own right.  The 3 models that made it to the […]

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  • M2 Incorporated and the Miata "CobraSter"

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    The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been subjected to a wide range of engine swaps from motorcycle engines all the way up to V12s.  One of the early V6 swaps was sanctioned by Mazda and almost reached niche production.  The division responsible for this project was M2 Incorporated.  In the early 1990s, Mazda established the skunkworks […]

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  • The parts bin is why you should buy that quirky Saab

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    As auto enthusiasts we decry the use of the parts bin and shared DNA between the range of models that auto manufacturers offer. The most recent case is the Maserati Quattroporte, many reviewers decried the use of lowly Dodge Dart window switches and Caravan navigation in the luxury sedan. I am in the opposite camp […]

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