Posts tagged "twitter"

Today's Rave: Toyota Prius c trip summary

Today's Rave: Toyota Prius c trip summary
My first drive in the Toyota Prius c was a 300-mile straight shot between Chicago and Lima, Ohio. And I was more than ready to get out of the car by the time I got there. So, I missed the Trip Summary that appears when you shut off the car. Then every time I shut... Read more »

Girls & Their Cars ... on Twitter

Girls & Their Cars ... on Twitter
I decided to start tracking other car chicks on Twitter. In fact, I have a whole public list that you’re more than welcome to follow if you like. These ladies range from professional drivers to auto writers to enthusiasts to PR peeps. And they really have some good stuff to say. To share the good... Read more »

Meet @GirlintheTrunk

Meet @GirlintheTrunk
It started as a joke. When I worked for the other media company in town, I used to do video car reviews. And, at one point I did a review of the Corvette ZO6, goggling over the sheer size of the trunk space. Unusual in a 2-seater. So, I mentioned to my videographer that we... Read more »
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What would you do if you had a Rolls-Royce for 2 days?

Last week I had the rare (very rare) opportunity to drive a Rolls-Royce Ghost for 2 days. So, naturally, I asked my tweeps and Facebook fans what they would do with such a car. While I couldn’t bring myself to do most of them (frankly, I’m shy), I did get a good laugh reading the... Read more »

So whadahyawannaknow? 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

I recently drove the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with the 6-speed manual transmission. Overall, it was a great test week, and I thoroughly enjoyed the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine as well as the MT. Cruze, the Eco model specifically, is quickly becoming Chevrolet’s shining star with an estimated 42 mpg on the highway and attractive... Read more »

Jill's Auto Minute for June 1

On today’s hit list: The Chevrolet Cruze Eco model, May auto sales and the government bailout. Today’s links referenced in the video: May slide 4% on rising fuel prices, tight vehicle supplies GM, Chrysler bailout loans could cost tax payers up to $16B Who to follow on Twitter: @CleanMPG
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F-150 Fuel Challenge ... Storified

So this is my first foray into Storify. I figured a good way to start would be with the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge … where there was a lot of Twitter going on. I tried to capture the highlights. Would love to know what you think not only about the challenge … and the results,... Read more »

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge
It’s official: I am not buzzard bait. I made it through my time with the CleanMPG guys without being left on the side of the road. In fact, of the 5 drivers who took turns at the wheel during the first 2 days, I was solidly in the middle. Beating, I’d like to point out,... Read more »

Where was I when I heard about Osama? In a Ford F-150

If you have been following my Tweets, posts or Facebook page, you know that I am currently coming off a fuel challenge road trip with the CleanMPG crew in a Ford F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. At 9.30 p.m. last night, I was somewhere between Williams, Ariz., and Santa Rosa, N.M. No radio. No... Read more »
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Day 1: 2011 Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge

Jill’s MPGs after her 4.5-hour segment hypermiling in a 2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost. After one day with the CleanMPG guys, I wish I could tell you I’m a reformed lead foot. But I’m not. Yet. They do, however, have one more day to convert me. Day 1 was a tough day for the 30... Read more »