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Can you drive the 707 horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at near-freezing temperatures on rain-slicked roads and not fall prey to its supercharged, world-killing drivetrain? I discover that the answer is yes after a week …

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Review of Microsoft Zune 120

February 4, 2009 – 3:16 pm | Edit Post
Review of Microsoft Zune 120

Having abandoned satellite radio and requiring a new form of audio entertainment for my automobile, I decided to finally invest in a sizeable MP3 player. While I had owned a number of 2 gigabyte and smaller devices over the years, I knew that in order to match the depth and breadth of music that XM used to provide me with I would require something with a high capacity hard drive.

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XM – The End of an Era

January 27, 2009 – 10:01 pm | Edit Post
XM – The End of an Era

Several years ago, I found myself in the position of owning an automobile that hailed from an era where tape decks were luxury items and most drivers were lucky if their in-car entertainment consisted of both AM and FM bands instead of just the hum of the tires against the asphalt.

Naturally, given the low-rent characteristics of the vehicle – it had been purchased as cheap winter transportation, although it was later converted into a fire-breathing sleeper-mobile – I was reluctant to invest too much money into a stereo system.

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Financial Crisis For Freelance Writers?

January 25, 2009 – 4:59 pm | Edit Post
Financial Crisis For Freelance Writers?

The current financial crisis facing the automotive industry has been relentlessly covered in the media, with some pundits seeming to take particular joy in the domestic car companies reaping what they deserve for having ignored shifting market currents and consumer demands over a long period of time.