(Note: All of the COAL Series authors are invited to create a post with links to all of the articles in their series. These various posts will be accessible from the COAL/Autobiography Portal on the right side of the page along with the other CC archives. This one, by RLPLAUT, is the first one ready to go live. They need to be published in order to make the corresponding link work in the Portal. You will see others posted from time to time. If you’re a former COAL series author, please draft up a post like this and let me know when it’s ready).



COAL Introduction: From Dynaflow to Presto-Matic

COAL 1: 1953 Chrysler Windsor Convertible – Love At First Sight

COAL 2: 1957 Oldsmobile 88 – Chrome, Reflections, Rockets, and Dog Leg Windshields

COAL 3: 1961 Comet – Not Nearly As Bad As I Expected

COAL 4: 1964 VW Beetle – Baby, Beetle, and the F-14

COAL 5: 1967 Tempest OHC-6 – Nice Work, Pontiac!

COAL 6: 1971 Plymouth Duster Slant 6 – Bad News From Consumer Reports; Worse News From Home

COAL 7: 1967 Tempest, Take Two – It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

COAL 8: 1972 Impala Sedan – Brown-Over-Brown Behemoth

COAL 9: 1978 Datsun 280Z – Baby Blue Rocket, Old School Driving

COAL 10: 1982 Honda Accord Hatchback – A Simple Car For A Simpler Life

COAL 11: 1990 Mercury Sable Wagon – We Thought We Were Getting A Toyota Camry Wagon

COAL 12: 1995 Eagle Vision TSi – All the Fun and Build Quality of a 1957 Chrysler Without the Benefit of TorqueFlite

COAL 13: 1999 Miata – A Permanent Solution To A Temporary Marriage

COAL 14: 2001 Passat GLX 5 Speed – From the Chrysler Frying Pan Into The VW – er – Frying Pan

COAL 15: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser – We Get A Good One From Chrysler

COAL 16: 2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed – Limousine With A Six Foot Bed