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Monday, March 26th

Did you know that US Air Bags are more Dangerous than European ones?

An automotive related article appeared on Slashdot today about how to properly hold the steering wheel. I noticed that the article got over 650 comments, so I started reading some of them. The discussion quickly turned to a discussion about airbags. Several people posted about the differences between US air bag laws and the European regulations. I decided to check the story out, and sure enough US air bags are larger and deploy with more force than the air bags on cars for other markets...

carcynic on 03.26.12 @ 01:47 PM EST

Thursday, March 22nd

CarCynic Car Buying Tip -- Buy a car, not a Brand

As astute readers know, I also run When I explain Linux to people, they often ask if it will run Microsoft Word. They don't ask if it can easily create documents that their friends and co-workers can read; they specifically demand the title "Microsoft Word", even though some of them tell me they don't really like using it.

Unfortunately, people do the same thing when buying a car....

carcynic on 03.22.12 @ 02:51 PM EST

Carcynic is brand-new, but are we being copied already?!

Last Thursday (01 March), I posted on Google+ about the GM investment in PSA Peugeot Citroen, and how it means that the American taxpayers now own a part of Citroen. Today, a similar article appeared on ABC News....
carcynic on 03.22.12 @ 02:17 PM EST

Citroen Music Page

The Citroen Music Page has been moved from our sister site, to here. It will no longer be updated on the other site, and will soon be removed.

From the page:
"References to particular automobiles in music, and in fact entire songs about certain cars are pretty common, and our favorite French techno-marvels are no exception. What follows is a list of music that is somehow related to Citroen automobiles."

Please update your bookmarks.

carcynic on 03.22.12 @ 09:04 AM EST [Article Anchor]

Tuesday, March 20th


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