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2024 Lexus RX500h

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The first luxury crossover - the Lexus RX - is now one of many. When it first came out - way back in 1998...

2024 Honda Ridgeline

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Not everyone needs a truck - but it can be handy to have a bed, to haul stuff that won't fit inside (and that...

2024 Audi A5 Coupe

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There used to be a kind of car called the personal luxury coupe. These were mid-sized two doors with four usable seats and a...

2024 Mazda CX-5

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Sometimes, a new model is sold alongside the model it was meant to replace - chiefly because the old model is still selling well....

2024 Hyundai Venue

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You have probably read that the average price paid for a new vehicle approaches $50,000. How about one that costs less than half as...

2024 VW Atlas

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VW's largest-ever vehicle - the three row/seven-passenger Atlas - is powered by an engine not much larger than the one that powered the old...

2024 Toyota 4Runner

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In the department of get it while you can, you might want to get a '24 Toyota 4Runner with a V6 - and without...

2024 Cadillac Escalade

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Is a Cadillac Escalade worth $20k more than a GMC Yukon? Is a GMC Yukon worth $4k more than a Chevy Tahoe? All three are...

Classic Cars

Why Manuals Matter

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The manual transmission has become something of a rarity, even in vehicles that used to commonly come standard - play on words intended -...

How Times Have Changed

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Not only did cars used to have ashtrays - they often had several. My '76 Pontiac Trans-Am has three. One up front for the...

Are Old Cars Practical As Daily Drivers?

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This is an addendum to the Precious Metals story the other day; I thought it was worth going into the subject more deeply because...

Precious Metal Investing

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Lots of people buy precious metals - gold and silver - to retain the value their paper dollars would otherwise be losing by not...

What Most of Us Don’t Do Anymore

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The other day, I started up my old muscle car. This involves something more than pushing the "start" button - which is how you...

The Decontented Car

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Everyone has heard about muscle cars - but how many remember decontented cars? Often, such cars were both. Examples include the "5.0" liter iterations of...

A Lift That Works

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If you like to work on cars you probably hate crawling around underneath one, trying to get at things you can't easily reach -...

Ford Mustang: 1964-2028?

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We already know that the first will be the last - again. Ford's Mustang didn't just precede the Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. It...

Motorcycles

Insurance Incongruity

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Having to buy car insurance - motorcycle insurance, in the case at hand - is bad enough. No one ought to be forced to...

Anecdotal but Interesting

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To use - or not to use - synthetic oil in engines made decades before synthetic oils were in common use . . ....

Helmet Laws

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If you ride a motorcycle, "the law" - that is to say, busybody people who write them  - probably requires that you wear a...

Motorcycle Clovers

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Regular readers of this column already know what a Clover is. It is someone who - among other things - refuses to move over...

My Bike is Like an EV

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I was out riding my motorcycle the other day and it occurred to me - as I glanced at the odometer, which you do...

The Air Bag You Wear

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People ride motorcycles because they aren't cars - and this goes much deeper than the obvious. Motorcycles are free of almost all of the crap...

Some Therapy

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Sometimes brakes stop you - from going. It happens when the brake calipers clamp onto the rotors and don't let go. This happens, typically, because...

Hardly Able

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People who ride motorcycles still care about motorcycles - as opposed to all-too-many-drivers, who view cars as appliances. Who have been conditioned to view...

OJ’s Real Killer?

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OJ Simpson died the other day, apparently of prostate cancer. What's interesting about this is how quickly OJ died - because prostate cancer is...

The Mercedes for Less

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If you follow this column, you'll recall I had a falling out with Mercedes-Benz back in January over what I'd written about Mercedes-Benz devices....

Since We Can’t Agree . . .

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Ayn Rand - channeling Aristotle - tried to get people to see the principle underlying seemingly disparate things; her purpose (and his) being to...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED 04/11/2024

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Here's the audio of this week's Wheels up! segment with my friend Bill Meyer over at KMED FM in Medford, OR. We talked about...

Sit Up!

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Little kids are sometimes told to sit up! - and pay attention! - by their parents or teachers. This usually passes when they graduate...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 04/09/2024

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Here's the audio of this week's talk with my friend Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show! Hopefully, my voice is a little...

The Silence of the Hack Parrots

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Here is a quote from a review written about a vehicle I'm currently test driving - the '24 Lexus RX, which is a popular...

Soft on the Outside

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Cars used to be able to take a hit. They weren't as "safe," it's true. But the price you're paying for that - literally...

Cycles

Insurance Incongruity

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Having to buy car insurance - motorcycle insurance, in the case at hand - is bad enough. No one ought to be forced to...

Mad Max on Two Wheels

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I am often asked what I think is the best kind of car to own if things get really bad. I think the best...

Anecdotal but Interesting

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To use - or not to use - synthetic oil in engines made decades before synthetic oils were in common use . . ....

They’re Coming for Bikes Next . . .

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Most people who ride motorcycles do it because they want to. A motorcycle is - usually - not the primary instrument of transportation. It...

A Casualty of Revenue Collecting

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They say "speed kills." Here is a case-in-point. A cop driving at very high speed struck and killed a motorcycle rider who had the bad...

Helmet Laws

123
If you ride a motorcycle, "the law" - that is to say, busybody people who write them  - probably requires that you wear a...

Motorcycle Clovers

82
Regular readers of this column already know what a Clover is. It is someone who - among other things - refuses to move over...

My Bike is Like an EV

29
I was out riding my motorcycle the other day and it occurred to me - as I glanced at the odometer, which you do...

New Car Reviews

2024 Lexus RX500h

34
The first luxury crossover - the Lexus RX - is now one of many. When it first came out - way back in 1998...

2024 Honda Ridgeline

19
Not everyone needs a truck - but it can be handy to have a bed, to haul stuff that won't fit inside (and that...

2024 Audi A5 Coupe

10
There used to be a kind of car called the personal luxury coupe. These were mid-sized two doors with four usable seats and a...

2024 Mazda CX-5

9
Sometimes, a new model is sold alongside the model it was meant to replace - chiefly because the old model is still selling well....

2024 Hyundai Venue

28
You have probably read that the average price paid for a new vehicle approaches $50,000. How about one that costs less than half as...

2024 VW Atlas

12
VW's largest-ever vehicle - the three row/seven-passenger Atlas - is powered by an engine not much larger than the one that powered the old...

2024 Toyota 4Runner

32
In the department of get it while you can, you might want to get a '24 Toyota 4Runner with a V6 - and without...

2024 Cadillac Escalade

40
Is a Cadillac Escalade worth $20k more than a GMC Yukon? Is a GMC Yukon worth $4k more than a Chevy Tahoe? All three are...

OJ’s Real Killer?

34
OJ Simpson died the other day, apparently of prostate cancer. What's interesting about this is how quickly OJ died - because prostate cancer is...

The Mercedes for Less

39
If you follow this column, you'll recall I had a falling out with Mercedes-Benz back in January over what I'd written about Mercedes-Benz devices....

Since We Can’t Agree . . .

38
Ayn Rand - channeling Aristotle - tried to get people to see the principle underlying seemingly disparate things; her purpose (and his) being to...
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