My personal twist on summer tech oriented Dogs of the Dow

| May 26, 2011

Has anyone back-tested Dog of the Dow technology stocks as a second half of the year purchase? Most of the technology upgrade cycles and business purchases happen during the second half of the year … and with CSCO (1.5% dividend yield) and  MSFT (2.6% dividend yield) at the bottom of the Dow 30, they certainly […]

2012 VW Passat TDI pricing starts at $26,765 | CinciTDI.com

| May 26, 2011

Priced too high, too low, just right? Perhaps we’ll have to see how well the American built Passat is equipped and how well it drives? Check out the Car and Driver article. The Passat TDI, which has VW’s outstanding 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel, making 140 hp and 236 lb-ft, starts at $26,765. At that price, buyers […]

Looking forward to hearing more about diesel hybrids

| May 26, 2011

  With the recent overseas photos of a TDI (Volkswagen) with the “hybrid” badge, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 and indications that Mercedes is planning a 2012 E300 Bluetec diesel hybrid … then I’m getting pretty excited. As someone sure to take a bit of heat from my diesel and biodiesel oriented friends, I’m still going […]

Will the US get more fuel sipping European diesels?

| May 26, 2011

Great article in the WSJ talking about European diesels … Coming to America: European Gas Sippers Luxury Car Makers to Launch in the U.S. Fuel-Efficient Variations of Popular Models Previously Found Only Overseas European luxury-car makers are going to give U.S. consumers some tastes of the forbidden fruit they have been keeping to themselves. Joe […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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