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Ultra High Performance Allseason

Developed for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans that want to combine style, handling and all-season capabilities. The Eagle GT features an eye-catching tread pattern that delivers traction in dry and wet conditions, along with ail-season versatility, even in light snow. Large independent shoulder blocks enhance dry road steering response and handling while stped intermediate tread blocks increase wet and wintry weather traction. Independent shoulder blocks feature...

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Volkswagen's recipe for Its all-new Jetta is straightforward Build the biggest and most spacious compact car in the class, and lower the price a bit. To that end, the 2011 Jetta is about 3.5 in. longer than the current car, and an inch wider. Most important, the wheelbase is up by about 3 in., which translates to lots more rear-seat room. In fact, VW says this handsome if a bit plain new Jetta is as spacious as a C-Class Mercedes inside. And in regard to price, there will be a stripped version...

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Don't confuse an EDR with an Engine Control Unit's feature of storing fault codes. Fault codes are retained by a car's ECU for purposes of later diagnosis by technicians. Some of these are part of OBD-II emissions control compliance as well. They're the sort of thing illuminating your car's Check Engine Light. On-Board Diagnostics equipment has been required of all new cars sold in the U.S. since the mid-1990s, SAE J1979 defines a protocol of access as well as a list of operational data that...

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Respective times to 62 mph have been quoted as 6.9 and 7.9 seconds neither top speeds nor fuel consumption figures were available at launch. Saab's XWD all-wheel drive includes an electronically controlled limited-slip reardif-ferential eLSD standard on the uplevel Aero model. The eLSD can transfer up to 50 percent of torque between whichever rear wheel has more grip. A 6-speed automatic and DriveSense it alters damper and throttle settings are standard on the V-6, while a 6-speed manual...

Tiger Balm

They're young and feeling guilty about paying off student loans, or worried about rent money. But back in the 1960s, when social roles were more traditional some would say medieval , there may have been another unspoken, implicit message here Women were expected to own cars from which they could be rescued by men, rather than the other way around. No guy with a Chevy II wanted to find out his new girlfriend owned a Hemi Cuda. It just wasn't right. Anybody could see that. We had no mythology...

Nighttime Drags

When Peter Egan wrote about Phil Hill's cross-country journey in the Jaguar C-Type Side Glances, June 2010 , it reminded me of a story Phil told to my Porsche Club about his visit to Omaha, Nebraska, on that trip in 1952. Phil had dinner with his friend General Curtis LeMay, Commander of the Strategic Air Command, who also had a strong interest in sports cars and was very proud of his Allard J2R, After dinner, LeMay had every Jeep he could find at Offutt Air Force Base line up along one of the...