Gentlemen, Start Your Tabs: Wert On CNBC This Afternoon Talking SUV…

Yet another round of the official car pundit drinking game today at 2:20 pm (EST) as our very own Wert wrestles with the topic of taxing them big-ass sport utility vehicles on CNBC. While it may not be as much fun as what Siler is wrestling with, we get to watch the destruction live. Do you think taxing SUVs is the… » 8/13/08 1:30pm 8/13/08 1:30pm

Buy Your Civic Hybrid Today: Tax Credit Halves Tomorrow

The Honda Civic hybrid is the latest victim of the hybrid tax break exemption. Beginning on July 1, the tax credit for owning a Honda Civic hybrid will be sliced in half, from $1,050 to $525, on its way down to zero. If you recall, owners of hybrid vehicles are only eligible for the full tax credit until the… » 6/30/08 2:00pm 6/30/08 2:00pm

NY Times Reveals Congressmen Have Bad Taste In Cars, No Eye For A Deal

Representative Michael R. McNulty pays $816 for a 2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid, which he chose for its utility. Representative Redolphus Towns pays $715 a month for his Lincoln MKX, he bought it to save money on fuel. Representative Louise M. Slaughter needed a car that handled safely in the snow, so she picked a Buick… » 5/01/08 10:20am 5/01/08 10:20am

Car Sharing to Get More Tax-ing in Washington State

Flexcar/Zipcar users around Washington State are going to see the price of their car sharing rise this week as a nearly 10% car rental tax is going to be applied to their services. The rental car companies were displeased with the exemption for car sharing since they consider their services comparable, and the state's… » 11/02/07 11:15am 11/02/07 11:15am

Pressure Builds For eBay To Rat Out Sellers To IRS

Now I've bought quite a few car parts on eBay; in addition to having more used parts than the biggest junkyard you ever saw, eBay is also a great source for NOS stuff. It was a relief when the pawnbrokers weren't able to ram through their pet bill requiring California eBay sellers to get fingerprinted and licensed,… » 2/24/07 1:41pm 2/24/07 1:41pm

Something About England: London to Triple Congestion Tax on Large Cars

Holy crap. Has Red Ken gone entirely friggin' starkers? As reported previously, London mayor Ken Livingstone plans to increase the congestion charge on large cars and SUVs to 25 quid (currently $47.50), while ditching it for drivers of electric cars and hybrids. He's also planning to ditch the 90% discount for… » 11/14/06 3:30pm 11/14/06 3:30pm