David Traver Adolphus http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/topics/david-traver-adolphus/index.rss en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT 10 Stupid Driving Mistakes To relax in the evenings, I sometimes like to watch Russian car dashcam videos on YouTube. While the Russian standard of driving is even worse than our own, they repeatedly do the same stupid things that I also see here.

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Opportunity Knocks at Volkswagen Watching the UAW and ACE is like hiding in the stairwell while your parents fight. As far as I can tell, everybody likes the works council. VW likes it, the UAW likes it, the ACE likes it and VW workers in Germany seem to like it.

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Why Electric Cars Suck Electrics are slowly gaining a foothold, but there are still only about 250,000 of them on the American roads. That’s a fair number of cars. But GM started making its first commercially available electric car, the EV1, in 1996.

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The Most Efficient Car in America Is... It’s easy to make a claim for fuel efficiency. A small engine, some battery packs, regenerative braking, low-rolling resistance tires and high-efficiency electric motors and your ads can say your Chevy Volt is EPA rated at 98eMPG.

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Longing for the exciting VW BlueHamster "Your name means People’s Car. You make cheap, wonderful, fun transportation. You go your own way.”

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Lament for the Lost Sedan "I like sitting close to the road, and I like my cars to handle like cars. SUVs, even today’s good ones, make compromises I don’t like."

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Failure to Fail "The capacity for creativity hasn’t been lost; that’s obvious from the responses to demands for higher fuel economy.”

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Upping the Convertible Cool Quotient But selling in tiny numbers is exactly what makes convertibles so very cool. If there were millions (or in some cases just thousands) of them on the road, they wouldn’t exactly stand out, but when you’re one of five people in 1,000—now we’re talking.

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9 New Cars you won't regret For those of us who remember car buying in the dark days of the ’70s and ’80s, it’s an amazing time to be alive. Check out these nine suggestions, which cover the demographic gamut.

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