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We Still Love Muscle Cars

OUR ROMANCE WITH MUSCLE CARS— Okay, I admit it.  Rather than a muscle car, I drove a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle when I was in college and through the first several years of my working career.  But I did have buddies who were fully wrapped up in the “muscle car” craze that swept America in the 1960s and 1970s.  And, yes, I was jealous when they revved their high-powered GTOs and Mustangs at a stop sign to attract the girls,...

Older Drivers and New Car Technology

  NEW CARS, NEW TRICKS.  As car manufacturers continue to introduce new technologies in their vehicles, blind-spot warning systems and back-up cameras are the technologies older drivers are most willing to adopt, according to new research by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab. The Vehicle Technology Adoption Among Mature Drivers study found that mature drivers consistently favor technologies that improve driving safety, but some think certain advancements make drivers too reliant on technology.   Older drivers (defined as drivers ages 50 to 69) are most willing to...

All You Need to Know about Hybrid and Electric Cars

WHAT ARE HYBRID AND ELECTRIC CARS? If you’re confused about the difference between hybrid cars, electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids, you’re not alone.  Take a quick tour of the world of BEVs, PHEVs and EREVs with this fantastic infographic (Leave the Gas at the Station) that explains how hybrid and electric cars work and explains many of the money-saving and environmental benefits you can expect once you make the switch from a gasoline-powered car to a green energy vehicle. Let us...

Fun and Practical Car Shopping Tips

The auto industry is keeping up. Sixty is the new 40, which means 70 is the new 50. People look and feel better well into their 80s, they’re active and think young. And they still love the sports cars and fancy cars they grew up with. Auto manufacturers know that  and don’t ever sacrifice style but they do build in some extra comforts to help the aching back or the fuzzy vision we don’t want to admit we have....