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Tag Archives: Ford Transit Connect

KEI CARS VERSUS JAPAN’S ECONOMIC MANEUVERING

IN AN odd bit of regulational maneuvering, the Japanese government—possibly abetted by its larger automakers—is discouraging sales of its most economical automobiles, the kei class. The kei car, 軽自動車, literally … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

WHEN IS A CHICKEN NOT A CHICKEN?

FORD MIGHT have thought U.S. Customs forgot about the “chicken tax”—but, if so, Ford was wrong. I hadn’t thought of the chicken tax in years, but I refreshed my memory … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 3 Comments

2013 NISSAN NV200 TAXI OF TOMORROW

“I GO somewhere, I take a cab.” This world view of New Yorkers is about to change to “I take a Nissan.” This company’s NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow (NV, as … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment