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Mail(air)bag: Common Car Queries

We don’t get a lot of mail here at Air Bag, and most of what we do get was actually intended for Dr. Rick over at Shrink Wrap. Which has been awfully positive, but I digress. That said, once or twice a year we accumulate enough letters of our own ...

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You don’t have to be interested in cars to figure out that they are a homogenized commodity. All you have to do is look around at the sea of black and white and silver lozenges to recognize products being built to the same identical ... Read more

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If you haven’t heard, June was the hottest month. Period. For the Planet Earth, since we started keeping track 140 years ago. Don’t believe me? Greenland has been having wildfires. Greenland. Not only do you have to have plants in the first place ... Read more

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We’ve talked a lot about what our autonomous future looks like, at least from certain perspectives; it was even our cover story for the 2017 Automotive issue here at The Pulse, in fact. And in general, we’re in favor. The near future will see much... Read more

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Depending on the year, a Ford Model T came with about 11 tools in the factory toolkit. That included a pair of pry bars for dismounting the tires, an oil can, bicycle-type air pump, and the jack. With these, the driver could not only perform any ... Read more

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This was supposed to be a New York International Auto Show spectacular. I even got myself to New York last Tuesday for the show’s Wednesday press day and was enjoying watching the Yankees thrash the Red Sox 8-0 when my wife texted me that my ... Read more

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From early on in this column, and early on in my career, I’ve talked up the many reasons to own semi-old German cars, from around 1970 and later. Before that they’re also great, but largely priced out of reach. I owned a couple, kind of. I had a ... Read more

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