Monthly Archives: March 2006

Green is a matter of perspective

I have to admit that seeing a Prius plastered with bumper stickers at Sonnewald Natural Foods makes me smile more than General Motors’ upbeat news of the first quarter.

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test video

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Hi-tech and complicated means fewer trips to the dealer

Consumer Report’s annual car issue is out. It isn’t a surprise that Toyota and Honda can make a reliable car, but a hybrid is their most reliable model? Check on our home grown hybrid (ok, some stuff in it is … Continue reading

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Toyota and Honda transmission differences

A reader responded to my last post on mileage: “Personally, I like to accelerate briskly up to speed and then let up on the juice just enough to kick the engine off (the “pulse and glide” technique). This technique works … Continue reading

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So what’s your mileage?

This is usually the first question people ask me. Others include: Do you plug it in? Is it slow? Does it short out when you drive through puddles? The answer to the first question isn’t so simple.

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