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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
Feb 17, 2016

E-Golf Extended Test: Can It Hack a New York Winter?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volkswagen -- the company -- has 99 problems, conservatively speaking. But VW’s electric car, that is to say the silk blue metallic e-Golf SEL premium we’ve been testing for the past eight months and 11,080 miles, isn’t one of them.  

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Dec 07, 2015

"Bikes vs. Cars": A Film That Fights the Tyranny of the Tailpipe

Jim Motavalli

In Toronto, a biker or pedestrian is hit in traffic every three hours; someone is killed every seven hours. Los Angeles and São Paulo, Brazil are no better, but Copenhagen is paradise for two wheelers, the new movie says.

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FCA Alfa Romeo 4C
Oct 02, 2015

Review: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

(Alternate Title: Let's Take a Break from Car Company Scandals For a Second and Actually Talk About Some Cars.)

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Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th Scale
Sep 09, 2015

Book Review - Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th Scale

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Lincoln Kitman reviews Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America at 1/24th Scale by Michael Paul Smith and Gail K. Ellison.

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Jul 28, 2015

Fast Times in the All-New Mazda Miata

Jim Motavalli

The fourth-generation MX-5 is a return to basics, with reduced weight (and a smaller-displacement) but more power and lots of go-for-it gutsiness. 

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Bosch charger for the Volkswagen e-Golf
Jul 16, 2015

E-Golf Revisited: 2200 Miles Later

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Has the e-Golf managed to win over a skeptic? Jamie Kitman checks in 2200 miles later.

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Review of the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
May 27, 2015

The E-Golf Test Drive

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

"Nor should we forget that whatever the naysayers might think, moving emissions to a remote location that’s not directly in another motorist’s face is a signal good and positive courtesy in its own right. To test this proposition, ask yourself: would I, riding on an airplane, like to be sitting next to the guy who’s cutting mega-farts or at the other end of the cabin? I rest my case."

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Mar 12, 2015

Apple Pie by the Gross: The Ford F-150

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Kitman on the new Ford F-150? "...positively military war bird from some angles... belligerent as Dick Cheney after a three-martini lunch on a day when his moon is in the wrong house and Act Up demonstrators are noisily crashing his high-paid speaking event." More, here. 

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Automotive PR man Jason Vines autobiography
Nov 25, 2014

What Did Jesus Drive?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

From Car Talk's Department of Literature, Jamie Lincoln Kitman reviews "What Did Jesus Drive?" by Jason Vines. 

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Electric cars from Volkswagen
May 28, 2014

I Sing the Golf Electric. And the New GTi, Too.

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The Volkswagen Golf, neé Rabbit, turns the big 4-0 in the United States and VW is marking the occasion with the launch of a series of Golfs manufactured in its new Mexican plant. Some are roomier, somer are cheaper...and some are even electric.

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