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Corner Culture

September 3 2009

The Corvette Sting Ray and the Aston Martin DB5 were unquestionably cool. Over the years, Toyotas were affordable and reliable, but never quite cool. Then, at the 2002 New York Auto Show, the auto giant introduced the Scion, a vehicle… [ read more ]

Hatch Made in Heaven

September 3 2009

Elsewhere in the world, hatchbacks are ubiquitous. From Tokyo to Wolfsburg, they gamely fulfill their utilitarian purposes as people, uh, do whatever it is people do in other countries. Here in America, however, drivers have typically shunned small, fuel-efficient cars…. [ read more ]

Hip to be Square

September 3 2009

As the SUV craze sputters to a halt, automotive designers are learning to provide space and ? exibility in cool box-shaped vehicles, all without, um, cutting corners. Honda led the way with the Element (said to be fashioned after a… [ read more ]

Crossover Time

September 3 2009

The immense changes in the economy (we’re all broke!) and the environment (we’re all doomed!) have shifted what we want in a car. Translation: It’s time to get over our passion for large, spacious SUVs and embrace the more practical… [ read more ]

Shifting Gears

August 5 2009

West Coast Customs Corona, CA, 951-284-0680, westcoastcustoms.com Established: 1993Video may have killed the radio star, but reality TV has downright annihilated the reputation and cred of more than a rising luminary or two. That could have been the story of… [ read more ]