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Poll: Automotive Icons – Japan

It’s polling time. Step into the booth, draw the curtain and vote for your most iconic Japanese car! I listed my five nominees a few days ago. They are: Datsun 260Z Honda NSX Subaru Impreza WRX Mazda MX-5 (Miata) Toyota Prius From your nominations, I’ve...

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National Automotive Icons – Japan

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these polls. The previous ones are at these links – Great Britain, Germany, France, America. The main reason for the delay is that I’ve been dreading the final two – Sweden and Italy. They’re going to...

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A final word from me on the US gun law discussion

This is not a political site and I don’t intend to prolong the gun talk here, though I do intend to follow what happens closely in my own personal time. I thought it fitting, however, to present a few final thoughts on the issue borne...

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I blacklisted my first Swadeology commenter this evening. Sad, but true. A few words about comments – what’s OK and what’s not. This is my personal site. It’s a hobby. I use this website to keep on writing in a post-Saab world because I enjoy...

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The most interesting automotive stories of 2012

2012 is nearly over and I thought I’d give some time to what, for me, were the most eye-opening automotive stories for the year. Here they are…… The rise of Kia I haven’t looked at the numbers, but is there a company out there with...

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AC/DC iTunes experiment – results

Thanks to all who listed their Top 10 AC/DC songs – the ones they’d buy from iTunes. The query was, of course, a generational one. Bon Scott vs Brian Johnson, but with a twist. Let me explain. I’ve never given AC/DC much specific thought. They’re...

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Does anyone want/need a Bluetooth car seat?

I often think that companies are taking things too far when it comes to gadgets in cars. I usually come around once I experience them, but there are still many that I’ll happily live without. If the Bluetooth seat becomes a reality, then it’ll quite...

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Saab 9-X Concept vs Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

First of all, let me just say I’ve always been a fan of the awkward looking Porsche Panamera. The new Sport Turismo Concept version turns an outstanding but strange looking car into something simply outstanding. I think it looks incredible and I’m sure it would...