What is the Most Fuel Efficient Convertible in America?

Legend has it that when spring rolls around, many a young man’s fancy turns to love. Of convertibles. There’s nothing quite like motoring about on a beautiful day in the countryside with the top down. Of course, this strange affliction hits a wide …continue reading

Winter’s Effect on Hybrid Fuel Efficiency

If you live in a part of the country (or world) where it gets cold in the winter, you’re likely to have experienced a drop in your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. The colder it gets, the harder your car or truck works to get up to …continue reading

Technologies That Irritate Us All

From the time that our smartphones, tablets, and alarm clocks wake us in the morning, most of our daily lives are controlled by technology of some type. For the most part, we have embraced technology and have become dependent on computers, smartphones, tablets, and other …continue reading

Kickstarter: New Bike Seat That Won’t Bust Your Buns

For anyone who has ever ridden a three-speed or higher-geared bike, it is a well-known fact that the seat is usually uncomfortable and leaves much to be desired. Reflecting on that point, I have heard some male bicycle owners, despite their desire for a bicycle …continue reading

The 35 MPG SUV? There’s a Catch

Despite the rise in gasoline prices, many Americans are reluctant to give up their sport utility vehicles (SUV). The comfort and convenience of these vehicles are treasured traits among families with cargo-hauling needs. The automakers have been transitioning their offerings from traditional body-on-frame truck-based SUVs …continue reading

Do You Know How to Drive a Manual Transmission?

I learned how to drive a manual transmission before I learned to drive a car. It was a natural back then, as a much higher percentage of cars sold in America were equipped with manuals. I started out with the lawn tractor and a few …continue reading

The Toyota Prius C Delivers Bang for the Buck

It’s a common misconception that hybrid cars are too expensive. Many folks believe that the initial added cost of a hybrid drivetrain cannot be recouped over time. While that may be true in some cases, in others it is not. Case in point: the Toyota …continue reading

Dog Food Delivery?

While there are lots of things that make you run out of the house at the last minute, for a dog owner, dog food has to be at the top of the list.

Think about the number of times you’ve had to make a last …continue reading

Chevy Cruze ECO: Is America Ready to Shift (Again)?

It’s been said that approximately ten percent of the new cars sold in America today are equipped with manual transmissions, with the numbers slipping dramatically over the years. Have Americans become too lazy to shift gears for themselves?

Enter the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze …continue reading

Do Fuzzy Slippers Impact Productivity?

I’ve been working from home for longer than I want to remember. Things tend to blur from one day to the next, from one week to the other, from month-to-month, and dare I say it, between years. When you have a home office, the daily …continue reading