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Categories: General
Chris Preovolos

3 Responses

  1. Secondhand Rose says:

    The teeny tiny car pictured above with the bicycles on the back has GOT to be one of the stupidest-looking, ugliest auto designs I’ve ever seen (and I can remember the K-car!)

    I don’t understand how people can actually pay money for this idiotic looking thing. Don’t people realize that all they need is one good head-on crash at 30mph and they will be crippled for life, or worse, DEAD? Nobody could seriously think they’d survive any kind of traffic accident in that ridiculous clown car!

  2. Scott says:

    Regarding #6 on the “Ways to Save Gas” piece – suggesting that the drivers of conventional (non-hybrid) cars shut off their engines at stoplights is bad advice. The starter motor on those cars was never intended for that level of service – it’s meant to be used for a second or two at the start of each trip, not repeatedly throughout; you’d quickly wear it out doing this (which you probably would only discover after you couldn’t restart the car when the light turned green). Further, most gas engines run a very rich fuel mixture during starting to ensure they start quickly; this results in unburned fuel in the exhaust, which can damage expensive catalytic converters in excessive quantities.

  3. Gordon says:

    This article is unreadable on the website.

    The continued inaccurracies on everything related to the are incredible. Do you people have editors or proof readers?

    Finally, please let Hearst know that they should change the name to “Hearse” because the ‘Stamford Advocate’ has died in its hometown.