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Sunday, April 17, 2005

As Cool as a Spring Breeze
2005 BMW 325Ci convertible
By Warren Brown, Page G01
   Spring smells better with the top down. There is the scent of flowering plants mixed with tailpipe exhaust, the odor of freshly mowed lawns accented by gasoline vapor; and in Northern Virginia neighborhoods where modest old homes are being razed and replaced by mini-mansions, there is the slightest hint of sawdust floating in the air with bee pollen.

CAR CULTURE
Gas Prices May Push U.S. Toward More Efficient Cars
By Warren Brown, Page G02
   Some good decisions hurt. DaimlerChrysler AG's recent announcement that it is scrapping the Smart ForMore SUV and delaying the introduction of the Smart car line in the United States is an example.


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