Category Archives: Used cars

Hunted: Honda Civic

Last fall a friend of mine, Lilly, had a 1992 Honda Civic that was slowly falling apart. She had the typical concerns of safety and reliability, and not knowing what to do when it came to cars. So ignoring things … Continue reading

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2007 Volkswagen GTI

Source:  Wikimedia Commons The fifth generation GTI shared a platform with multiple VW/Audi models such as the Golf (Rabbit in North America), Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen and Audi A3. Introduced in mid-2006 as a 2007 model it earned rave reviews from … Continue reading

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Should You Buy A Used Chevy Volt Later?

While the first Chevy Volt only recently rolled off the production line, I’m contemplating how it will stack up on the used car market in a few years. Traits of good used car buys include the use of proven technology, … Continue reading

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Hunted: Mini Cooper Convertible

Back in February my cousin Cindy came close to buying a 2005 Mini Cooper convertible but we were a couple of hundred bucks from what the dealer wanted – and no one budged. So we passed and then Cindy decided … Continue reading

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A Taste of Maranello

In LA for the weekend visiting family and friends. Had a direct flight from DC. The guy in the aisle seat in my row brought a phone book and read it the whole way. Weird. Saturday night I went for … Continue reading

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Recurring Theme: Hot Hatches

Two upcoming new models getting prominent media attention are the Toyota FT-86 and Honda CR-Z. The Toyota is a front engine, rear wheel drive sports coupe to be built by Subaru. Production begins in late 2011. The CR-Z is a … Continue reading

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On the Hunt: Mini Cooper Convertible

Image source:  Wikimedia My cousin moved to DC a few weeks ago, and I’m helping her look for a car. She wants a convertible. Her original list consisted of a VW Beetle and Mini Cooper convertible, and a budget of … Continue reading

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Random Car Notes

Found this gem in a parking garage, a 1998 hardtop. It’s for sale too. Maybe in a few years I’ll be able to get my own. The Acura NSX has been one of my favorites since it came out way … Continue reading

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2005 Acura RL 3.5: Luxury Car, Economy Price

Image source:  Wikimedia When this model debuted as a 2005 model it had everything. The Acura flagship dropped the famed Legend name in favor of the RL moniker in the mid-1990s as part of Honda’s strategy to focus more attention … Continue reading

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2005 Porsche Boxster: James Deanery At A Discount

Image source:  Wikipedia The original Porsche 550 Spyder serves as the inspiration for the Boxster line. The 550, of course, was indelibly etched into pop culture when James Dean was killed in one while driving to a race in Salinas, California, … Continue reading

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