Chevrolet Volt

5 cars to buy instead of a hybrid

Screen Shot 2013-07-17 at 1.09.29 PMOwning a hybrid means you’re saving money on gas and being green at the same time, right? You’re practically a model citizen! Not to the state department – they’re losing gas tax revenue. As of this month, Virginia and Michigan have implemented $100 annual fees for hybrid vehicles. North Carolina, Arizona and Oregon are reviewing similar proposals. Read more about it here.

So what do you do? Pay more for a hybrid than a gas-fueled car and then pay an annual fee? If you live in one of the affected states, you’ll probably want to sidestep this new hybrid tax. That’s why you should you consider some of these non-hybrid cars with great fuel economies.  [keep reading]

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

The Daytona 500 is about the biggest thing happening in the sports world this weekend. Catch it Sunday at 1PM on FOX. After it ends don’t forget to watch The 84th Academy Awards on ABC at 7PM. We say this only because the movie Drive has been nominated for Best Sound Editing.

Naming a car isn’t as easy as you might think

Dude puts gun rack in his Chevy Volt to spite Newt Gingrich

Swedish man found alive after being trapped in car for two months

American bus manufacturers have golden opportunity in China

The Dodge Dart will drive a lot like the Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Putting it into park: Weekend Linkage

Here is a roundup of auto links from the past five days to welcome in the first weekend of December.

Nascar champions week logo

The 2011 Sprint Cup Series Award Ceremony is on Speed tonight at 9PM

Young drivers are waiting longer to get their driver licenses

The 25 Greatest Audis ever compiled by Complex Mag

GM will loan Volt owners with recalled batteries Corvettes (if they want)

Autoweek is giving away a whole bunch of video game schwag

The personal car collection of late-rally legent Colin McRae


Photo credits: Nascar