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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I actually feel sorry for the Denver Broncos


I have always been a Washington Redskins fan.  I can’t even remember what prompted me to root for the Skins initially, but I did so even after the Seattle Seahawks came to town in 1976.  My favorite Skins game memory was … Continue reading

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The Germans have arrived and they brought schnitzel


As told you yesterday, Seattle has loads of outdoorsy types who wouldn’t be caught dead driving anything but a Subaru.  But there are plenty of people who live in Seattle who could never be described as outdoorsy.  But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Seattle, the Subaru Outback Capital of the World


For those of you who don’t know, we Seattleites are very outdoorsy. Seattle is located on the Puget Sound smack dab between two mountain ranges, the Olympics next to the Pacific Ocean, and the Cascades which run like a spine … Continue reading

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