JUST IMPREZZIVE

AUTO REVIEW—The Swedish language has a word that sums up the Subaru Impreza quite nicely: “lagom”. Lagom is a combination of “just right” and “just enough”, and legend has it that it originates from men sitting around a campfire drinking beer from one jar. “Lag” is team, and “om” is around; so literally translated; team-around, meaning that one should only drink so much as to allow for everybody else to have an equal sip. Enough of the language lesson, but in a lack of another word, lagom will have to sum up what the Impreza is…

THANKS-GIVING FOR LOCAL LIMOUSINE SERVICE

HOT WIRE—10,000. That’s the number of turkeys given away by EJ Jackson. Twenty-three. That’s the number of years he’s been doing it, as a way of giving back to the community his business—Jackson Limousine Service—serves. This year, the thanks-giving came to 10,000 residents of South Los Angeles as they lined up for the annual turkey give-away.

LIKE A G6, BUT NOT THAT G6

BACK SEAT DRIVINGLike a G6: It climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes charts, having just gone double-platinum. It may be the biggest hit ever by an Asian American music group, and it’s the product of L.A.’s own Far East Movement. Are they really rapping about a discontinued Pontiac family sedan—a favorite of the rental car fleets?

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

AUTO REVIEW—Not all cars are created equal. We might live in a democracy, but this doesn’t apply to cars. So, in order to keep balance in the universe, nature steps in to level the playing field. I found this out the hard way. The Corvette Z06 is easily at the pinnacle of sports car performance. Without even breaking a sweat, the two-door with a LS7 7.0-liter engine, and 505 horses churns out 0-60s and 0-100s that humble all but a select few. But this story takes a strange, and abnormal turn right from the start.

HONDA ADDS ELECTRIC JAZZ TO ITS MUSICAL REPERTOIRE

HOT WIRE—We have been eagerly awaiting news about when Honda would bring a hybrid version of the Jazz—known as the Fit here in the States—to North America, but now it looks like the company is making an even bolder move. Honda will add electric jazz to its musical repertoire in the United States. The company has been hesitant to participate in the electric car market, although they were one of the first to enter the hybrid market with the original Insight. Honda seems to have finally bowed to market pressure and will launch the Fit EV in…

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