Monthly Archives: October 2012

2013 Ford Transit Connect

I just finished spending a week in another $40,000 minivan (2013 Toyota Sienna; see here) so it was kind of nice to spend some time in one that cost half as much. And which was half as big. You know – like minivans used to be. Now, Ford doesn’t call the 2013 Transit Connect a…

50 MPG Then – and Now

Getting 50 MPG out of a gallon of gas has gotten a lot more expensive over the past 20-something years. Back in 1990, it only cost $5,995 – $10,614 in corrected-for-2012 Fed Funny Money. That sum would buy you a new Geo Metro XFi hatchback, a car capable of 53 city, 58 highway (43 city/52…

Death Looks Back

Old people reminisce at the end of their lives, reliving the good times, the great moments. So do dying cultures – like ours. It’s not mere laziness that has prompted the rehashing of literally every conceivable “classic” TV show (or movie) by Hollywood – from The Day the Earth Stood Still to (coming soon, reportedly)…