Archive for the ‘Automobile’ Category

Hybrid Life

August 3, 2009

A couple weeks ago my boyfriend’s Land Rover limped its way back to Cincinnati, casting serious solemnity over his car-driving soul. It was time to buy a new car, but what could possibly replace the English-made manliness of a hunter green 2001 Land Rover Discovery II? A BMW or Lexus SUV? A Saab station wagon?

What’s this? Cash for Clunkers? Okay – maybe it’s time to consider an American automobile. So, we’re off to the Ford dealership to check out the models! With an average of 14 miles to the gallon, the Land Rover definitely qualifies for the highest rebate.

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The People’s Car: Nano from Tata

March 24, 2009

Learn from this, Big Three! These funny, non-offensive, and already familiar four-letter words describe the new eco-car. In this case eco- stands for economy as well as ecology, as this car costs only $2,200 and gets 47 miles to the gallon. A perfect fit for the budget and the climate. Just keep in mind, with a 2-cylinder engine, the Nano from India reaches a top speed of 65 mph. No drag racing here, just affordability and responsibility. I wonder if any of these principles will find their way into the Land Rover line that was sold by Ford to Tata in 2007.

via Mark Frauenfelder at Boing Boing