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Alternative gear shift levers through the years

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The American Business Dictionary defines the word alternative as “One of two or more ways of achieving the same desired end or goal.  An alternative need not be a close substitute for the first choice (or other alternatives), but it … Continue reading

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Commentary – Popularity of today’s paddle shifters reminds us the best place for gear shifting really is on the steering column.

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(By contributor John Bleimaier) The advent of paddle shifters in today’s cars should cause us to consider once again where the gear shift lever should ideally be placed.  Paddle shifters located on either side of the steering wheel and affixed … Continue reading

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The 1999-2004 Land Rover Discovery II: a look back at these modern classic SUVs

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The second generation Land Rover Discovery, introduced partially through the 1999 model year, was badged as the “Discovery II”.  Until production lines were fully changed over from building the original Discovery I model, both generations were sold alongside each other … Continue reading

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1980-1991 Mercedes S-Class models: A buyer’s overview

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The “126 body” S-class (or “126”) sold from 1980-1991 is considered one of the most influential designs in Mercedes-Benz’s history.  It’s hard to argue 126’s exude power, sophistication and continue to inspire imitation today.  Among the sleekest designs on the … Continue reading

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