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  • Answer to high gas prices? Smarter drivers

    Never have I agreed more with Susan Reimer than I did with her column on gas prices ("Driving force behind high gas prices: me," April 2). Has anyone ever seen more than 10 percent of cars with more than one person within and each one with an unnecessary...
  • The keys to the car

    One of the truisms of U.S. transportation planning has long been that each year, there will be more cars on the road. The logic of this is simple — as the population grows so does their need to get to places, and motor vehicles are by far the most...
  • Transit agency reaches deal to buy 54 MARC rail cars

    The Maryland Transit Administration has reached a contract agreement with Bombardier Transit Corp. of Montreal to provide 54 multilevel rail cars for the MARC commuter train service at a cost of $153 million. MTA spokesman Terry Owens said Thursday...
  • One more no-haggle car-buying tip

    One more no-haggle car-buying tip
    This weekend I wrote about tips for buying a car, including hiring a non-profit to do the negotiating for you. Reader Terry Shepard offered another no-haggle tip: “…There is (or at least used to be) one additional way to avoid haggling on...
  • Maryland auto dealer tells industry side of the story

    On Sunday, I wrote about the Federal Trade Commission’s fact-finding mission into the consumer experience of buying, leasing and financing a car. The FTC is trying to decide whether current consumer protections are enough, or whether more...
  • Is this the only Tesla Roadster in the Baltimore area?

    Is this the only Tesla Roadster in the Baltimore area?
    I had just finished picking up my grande skim latte at a Starbucks in Timonium, and I was walking to my car, when I spotted THIS gorgeous car in the parking lot. No, it's not a Lamborghini (I saw one in the heart of Baltimore last week, btw), nor a...
  • Car Talk hosts to retire

    A lot of bad news on the retirement front. First, I’ll Have Another is headed out to pasture and won’t be a contender for the Triple Crown. And now Bloomberg is reporting that Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the hosts of the popular NPR show “...
  • Sales of luxury goods up after recession

    Sales of luxury goods up after recession
    Baltimore residential real estate broker Bonnie Fleck is no stranger to luxury. "I think it might be because my very first car was an Audi," Fleck said when asked why she chooses luxury cars instead of more utilitarian models. She also wants to give...
  • From Sun Magazine: Greetings from Misery, U.S.A.

    From Sun Magazine: Greetings from Misery, U.S.A.
    This year, as summer inevitably roared in, I realized I had made no real vacation plans. Maybe I'd been a little busy. My husband, David, and I had moved from Texas to Maryland in March, and adjusting to my job at The Sun, lining up new doctors and...
  • Good riddance to Grand Prix

    There are myriad reasons why the Baltimore Grand Prix should be given the "one and done" treatment ("Grand Prix deal shaky," Nov. 8). Open car racing has inherent dangers. If a car should flip, the driver is relatively defenseless. Great measures were...
  • Should you buy a computer on Monday or Friday?

    Timing is everything if you're trying to get the best deal on a computer, airfares, cars and even stocks. Surveys indicate that there are days and times of the month when you are more likely to get a bargain. Online retailers, for instance, lower...
  • Loyola grad starred in only Turkey Bowl at Towson University

    Loyola grad starred in only Turkey Bowl at Towson University
    He lives a continent away, and serves aboard an aircraft carrier soon to be deployed to the Arabian Sea. But a 3,000-mile stretch won't stop Lieutenant Commander Scott Brown, USN, from rooting on Loyola, his alma mater, in Thursday's Turkey Bowl...