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Nissan Figaro – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Figaro I don’t normally squee over cars, but this is soooooooo cuuuuuuuute!

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Wheelspin – When Life Hands You Lemons, Race Them – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/automobiles/28LEMONS.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=lemons&st=cse&oref=slogin A much-needed larf on a day when my nest egg received another coat of mineral oil (little ornithology joke, there), courtesy the NYTimes: A chronicle of the Pythonesque “LeMons” rally in Ohio, where beat up old junkers are raced until they can race no more. If there hadn’t been photos attached, I would’ve sworn […]

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Ugliest Car – Aurora – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/23/automobiles/collectibles/23UGLY.html?_r=1&oref=login&pagewanted=all A Times piece about the World’s Ugliest (but Safest) Car and its eccentric, possibly corrupt, holy inventor. Was this one of history’s big What Ifs? Where Juliano got it all wrong was in the drivetrain. The Buick’s engine had not been started in more than four years. Worse, he did not clean out the […]

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http://www.mitsuoka-motor.com/english/lineup/microcar/index.html I’ve found my dream car! Not only is it incredibly cute and environmentally sound, it’s listed in the catalog as “Electlic”, which tickles me.

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Cool Cars with Awesome Features

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/06/cool_cars/index_01.htm I don’t usually have much time for cars, unless they’re particularly classy-looking or green. This one, then, is one to drool over: Fast and Lean Lexus GS 450h Price: $55,595 Innovation: Fuel Having scored a surprise home run with the Prius, Toyota is getting ready to come back to bat with its luxury division, […]

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http://elieli.stumbleupon.com/review/3466325/ EliEli stumbles a history of the Trabant, whose company (or maybe customers’) motto should have been “determination through adversity.” I saw many of these endearing little putt-putts whilst strolling in Berlin, and took a shine to them. In ’98 Berlin was growing incredibly fast, and seemed determined to wipe away as much of the […]

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http://www.guideauto.com/CAN_FR/magazine.asp?nNoReportage=6446&langue=fr&pays=1 Many thanks to Oorgo for finding this piece of happy news. It seems my favourite tiny car is being replaced with a snazzier, sexier, even tinier model. Beep beep! (A quick translation for you non-Frenchie types: The Yaris is due to be released in Canada in the fall, replacing the Echo hatchback.)

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