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The Tesla Diaries: 1. Dreaming

When I first became aware of the existence of Tesla Motors and their goal of making electric cars that everyone could afford, I went out and bought some Tesla stock. I did that because I couldn’t afford to buy a … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Prius

Once upon a time, O Reader, hybrid cars were new and wonderful, the best of both worlds, a stylish way to reduce our dependence on foreign petroleum and thereby prevent wars and save the planet. If there were issues with … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Walking and Driving

I walk. My daily life is built around walking. I walk to the store, to the Impact Hub (co-working and community), to Tai Chi, to get coffee, to poke around in shops. If I’m going far, I combine walking with … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Dream Cars and Others

Lincoln Continental

When I was sixteen, I developed a passion for a yellow Lincoln Continental convertible with a black leather interior. Not a Corvette, which was the hot car of my youth (why, yes, I did watch Route 66), or one of … Continue reading

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Temperamental Cars I Have Known

The most temperamental car we ever owned was a red Citroen AX. We bought it in 1995 when we first moved to France. We were in desperate need of a car and it had to be cheap. This car was … Continue reading

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A Bumper Dent of Gratitude

First, a confession: I’m a pretty safe driver, except when it comes to nudging the edges of my car against immovable objects at very slow speeds. Once upon a time, this was not much of a problem because cars came … Continue reading

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Why the Automobile Industry Is in Trouble

Falling asleep in front of the TV one night, I caught the following commercial: I had an immediate reaction: Kia makes cars for hamsters!

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