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GM to go all electric by 2035

To all the MAGAts, haw haw! All that screaming, bullying and so on from your Orange Foolius to lower mileage standards have failed. For a corporation the size of General Motors to finally announce this means they have planned this … Continue reading

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1981: The first DeLorean rolls off the production line

Given its history of problems in production, rolling off the line would be a compliment and accurate. Johnny Carson’s died as soon as it left the dealership. So…pushed by the workers to a delivery truck? Despite the car being a … Continue reading

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My car matches my teeth, redux!

Every great city has at least a couple drawbacks and after 25 years in Austin, I’ve finally concluded the one which pisses me off to no end is that you can never have a nice car in good condition. My … Continue reading

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Harley’s first set of mpg stats are in

With the iPhone app Road Trip always takes the second fill up to be of any use when you buy a new car because I can’t remember why it doesn’t calculate the dealer’s gratis tank, doesn’t matter, the car’s computer … Continue reading

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Officially welcome my new car Harley Quinn

I want to officially introduce my new car I have officially dubbed her Harley Quinn because her exterior is a nice red and interior is black. As you probably forgot, my original Prius C was Vixen to match a lesser … Continue reading

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Picking up my new car today!

This has gone amazingly quickly and smoothly, until the first payment and/or how much our insurance will get jacked! Even so, I’m pretty excited…oddly. Last night, Somara and I finished work in time to make it up to Round Rock … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Vixen (Oct. 10, 2013 – June 27, 2019)

As per what I previously wrote, there will be a gap in the “now” and “then” for a while. Right now I will cover the whole debacle here since I had my conversation with GEICO and received the sad news … Continue reading

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I sort of made the REF save…

…but my poor car Vixen failed the FORT roll. It’s late and it’s been a long, frustrating evening so all I will say is we had a car accident but we are perfectly fine. We had our seat belts on, … Continue reading

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My car gave me a good scare

My Prius has optional screens to show different kinds of data via the dashboard. Whenever  I’m on the last couple dashes of gas, I tend to set it to the view displaying how many miles the computer thinks I have … Continue reading

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What my brother got for his birthday

His kids bought this to coincide with his recent hobby of fixing up an old VW bus nicknamed Westy. Not sure how Brian feels about Pink Floyd.

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RIP: Tom Magliozzi

Car Talk was one of the weirdest shows on NPR. Personally, I thought it was incredibly stupid when I first caught wind of it as I was gradually becoming a stronger fan of public radio in the Nineties. The program … Continue reading

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A little bit of good news last night

Somara received an e-mail from our insurance carrier. They’re sending a check for $500 to reimburse us over the deductible on the repair because it wasn’t our fault, no kidding! Now to recoup the rental-car money from the moron who … Continue reading

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Our Honda is back…and front?

Practically 50 days to get all this body work done. Not due to the great shop (we’ve been there four times now, we’re practically family!). Not due to there being a shortage of parts. All because the jerk who hit … Continue reading

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Where my car gets her name, part two

I found several, good, comparative pictures of the super heroine I named my new car after. Currently her character is in limbo with DC, I had forgotten Vixen was a charter member of the rather bland Justice League International in the 52 reboot. … Continue reading

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Say hello to my new car Vixen!

What began as a fact-finding mission turned into an adoption/purchase. I wasn’t really, completely suckered by a nice salesman Jon. We’re still nursing a frickin’ rental because our Honda Fit was finally approved for its repair, again, remember, it wasn’t our … Continue reading

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