For most people in this economy, reviews on $60,000 Jaguars and new car sales pitches aren't as appetizing as they once were. But if you're like Globe reporter Geoff Edgers, a down economy hasn't changed any of your auto habits. Geoff drives a 1997 Buick Skylark Custom, cousin to the Pontiac Grand Am and long-forgotten Oldsmobile Achieva, which Canadian YouTube user ProjectAchieva will gladly show you.
Buick is down to only three models now, and it's all thanks to cars like the Skylark.
Read the full article, twelfth in the Globe's "Spending Smart" series, or go to boston.com/spendingsmart for more of Geoff's adventures on the cheap.
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About Boston Overdrive
|Clifford Atiyeh is an automotive writer and car enthusiast . He has spent his entire life driving cars he doesn't own.
In the garage: 1995 21-speed Iron Horse, 2002 Jeep Wrangler X (by association)
|Bill Griffith is a veteran Boston Globe reporter, having reviewed cars for more than 10 years and serving as assistant sports editor for 25 years. He was also the paper's sports media columnist.
In the garage: 2006 Subaru Baja
|John Paul is public affairs manager for AAA Southern New England, a certified mechanic, and a Globe columnist. He hosts a weekly radio show on WROL.
In the garage: Hyundai Sante Fe, Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible
|Craig Fitzgerald has been writing about cars, motorcycles, and the automotive industry since 1999. He is the former editor of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car.
In the garage: 1968 Buick Riviera, 1996 Buick Roadmaster, 1974 Honda CB450
|Keith Griffin is president of the New England Motor Press Association and edits the used car section on About.com. He also writes for the Hartford Business Journal and various weekly newspapers in Connecticut.
In the garage: Mazda 5, Dodge Neon
|George Kennedy is a senior writer for WheelsTV in Acton, which produces video reviews for Yahoo, MSN, and other auto websites.
In the garage: Lifted 1999 Jeep Cherokee