Honda Civic Hybrid
Tax Day Traffic Fatalities
Las Vegas Hangover Bus
on 04.13.2012 00:52
The Thrill Is Gone — Hybrids have been a tough sell to new-car buyers, but now it seems they’re also not that popular with hybrid owners. About two-thirds of hybrid owners didn’t pick another hybrid when they bought a new car last year. The exception is Toyota Prius owners, 41 percent of whom bought another Prius, or a hybrid from another manufacturer.
Drop and Give Me 20 — Say what you will about the health of the American automobile industry, but one of its icons, former auto exec Bob Lutz, is in great shape. Appearing on The Colbert Report to talk about his new book and recent events in the car industry, Lutz was challenged to a push-up contest by host Stephen Colbert. The 80-year-old Lutz easily bested the much younger Colbert as the audience chanted “USA! USA!”
Another Reason to File Early — The day taxes are due is a day fraught with anxiety for Americans, but that’s not all. A research group in Canada has been studying the number of highway fatalities on U.S. tax day—April 17 this year—and their findings show an average of 13 more people die on U.S. highways on tax day compared to other days in April.
The Hangover, Part 3 — Even though what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, sometimes the hangover you get there threatens to last forever. But now you can call the Hangover Heaven bus and relax in a bunk while you’re treated to the Redemption package, which uses intravenous hydration to flush the booze out of your system, or the Salvation package, which adds vitamins, anti-nausea and anti-inflammation meds. In about 45 minutes you’re ready to go back out there and hits the slots.