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Cash for Clunkers is dead. For good this time.

Aug 20, 2009 by .


The Obama administration officially announced this evening that the Cash for Clunkers program will end on Monday, August 24th. The $3 billion is pretty much gone. Hopefully, dealers won’t get shafted if there turns out to be a deficit, we don’t need something like this to hurt any businesses. If you want to go out and […]

Woodward Dream Cruise event a huge success

Aug 18, 2009 by .


The Woodward Dream Cruise is hands down the coolest car event ever. This year marked my first visit to the world’s largest single-day car event and it will not be the last. We arrived in Detroit on Thursday, and after checking into the hotel and having some dinner, we decided to take the 15-minute drive […]

Does modern technology bring families together or push them apart?

Aug 12, 2009 by .


*Picture a 6-year-old girl rubbing two ear buds together and then says “clear” playing as if the ear buds are a defibrillator jump-starting the heart on here headless Barbie. I don’t think that is going to save this poor decapitated doll. Traveling on vacations and such with children is much different than it was just […]

Chrysler offers the most technolgy available in a minivan (or any car for that matter)

Aug 10, 2009 by .


Just 10 years ago, getting a TV in your car was a challenge. Cutting up the head rests or paying $3,000 for a small flip-down tv was commonplace. In 2009, just about every minivan has a rear-seat entertainment system from the factory, and SUVs come with the option available. OEM technology has finally caught up […]

The iPod just won’t go away (probably because it hates me too)

Aug 09, 2009 by .


I recently read an article by Arik Hesseldahl about where he saw the iPod heading. I was inspired by this article to share my own thoughts on the subject. In retrospect, I saw my post as too similar to Arik’s, so I pulled it down. It is obvious that I am not a fan of […]

Update! Cash for Clunkers has been refunded!

Jul 31, 2009 by .


Congress voted to tell the treasury to print up $2 billion more dollars. Cash for clunkers is now full of money, at least for the next couple of weeks. If you want a new car for a few thousand bucks, hit up the nearest dealership for some clunker action. I am still not excited about […]

Cash for Clunker Update! White House announces the plan is not suspended, needs more money

Jul 31, 2009 by .


UPDATE! While I reported yesterday that the cash for clunkers program has ben suspended, the White House announced late last night that the plan was still on and would be on until at least Friday. Congress is rushing around, trying to put together an additional 2-billion dollars in the fund, pushing the total up to […]

Cash for Clunkers program suspended

Jul 30, 2009 by .


Well, it was good while it lasted. Apparently, the folks in Washington have gotten spooked by the popularity of the program. I posted about the clunker bill a few weeks ago, and though I was not excited about the plan, it has certainly sparked some deals in the car industry, which needed the boost. So […]

How do I get my system louder?

Jul 27, 2009 by .


One of the greatest tools in the audiophile toolbox is math. What? Math sucks you say. Well I say get your calculators out and start working your brain. This will be fun, honest. In retail, chat forums and lunch rooms across the country the single most common questions are “how do I get my system […]

Plastic, Fiberglass or Wood for Car Audio?

Jul 22, 2009 by .


When discussing Q-Logic Q-Forms or Q-Customs, often I get the same question- Why Plastic? With all of the different types of materials available, why use plastic, why not wood or fiberglass? There are several answers to this question, and I will get to all of them. Wood- Wood is great for the basic flat enclosure. […]