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2024 Ford Maverick

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Ford's Maverick stands as a counterpoint to Ford's electric vehicles - as well as super-sized vehicles, like the formerly compact-sized pick-ups you used to...

2024 BMW i4

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Most EVs cost tens of thousands more than otherwise similar (and even otherwise identical) gas-engined vehicles. There's much less of a price to be...

2024 BMW X6

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It used to be said that speed was just a question of money: How fast do you want to go? It's a little different...

2024 Genesis GV70

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Crossovers have become like belly buttons in that it looks like everyone - just about - has one. Probably because everyone sells one. And because...

2024 Kia EV9

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The Telluride has been a great success for Kia, probably because the Telluride is one of the most appealing mid-sized crossover SUVs on the...

New Car Review: 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

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The typical EV costs about 40 percent more than an otherwise comparable vehicle with an engine. Plus, it costs a lot more (about $50,000...

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6

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How'd you like to own a Mercedes EQE for half as much as Mercedes wants for an EQE - the company's mid-sized electric sedan? Well,...

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...

Classic Cars

Goodbye, Camaro

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Sixty years ago, Ford unveiled the Mustang - and it changed everything. Prior to 1964 - the year of the first Mustang's debut -...

Make the Conversion?

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The manual transmission is being pushed off the market by the pushing of electric vehicles, which don't generally have transmissions at all (the motors...

When More Power’s Not Enough

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It's interesting that - on the one hand - car manufacturers are making vehicles more powerful than any that have preceded them. GM, for...

OJ’s Bronco vs. Today’s

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Now that OJ's in the news again, hopefully for the last time, it might be worth going back in time again - to remember...

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...

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 themĀ  - 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...

A “State of Devolution”

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What are styled "conspiracy theories" are often compelling because they seem at least plausible - and when you combine that with the hope that...

Better Than ASS

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Almost every vehicle made since about five years ago comes standard with Automatic Stop/Start "technology," or ASS - ostensibly, in order to "save gas."...

An EV Experience

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It's hard making use of a battery powered device when it's hard to keep it charged up. That - rather than the range -...

Proof

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The Biden Thing revealed the truth about both the pushing of battery powered vehicles and the putative reason for the pushing of them the...

Diaper Report: 05/16/2024

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North Carolina has just done what Orange Man didn't do: "Mask" wearing in public has just been banned. Ostensibly, for the same reason it...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED FM 05/16/2024

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

Per John Lennon – Try to Imagine . . .

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Beatles frontman John Lennon sang the famous song, Imagine - which was a kind of anthem for peaceful co-existence embraced by the very people...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 05/15/2024

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Here's the audio of my weekly talk with Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show. This week, we talked about the Unrepentant Man...

Cycles

What Makes Macfox E-Bikes Unique?

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Electric biking is no longer just a trend; it's a lifestyle. For riders like me who crave freedom on two wheels, Macfox fat tire...

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

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

Motorcycle Clovers

87
Regular readers of this column already know what a Clover is. It is someone who - among other things - refuses to move over...

New Car Reviews

2024 Ford Maverick

5
Ford's Maverick stands as a counterpoint to Ford's electric vehicles - as well as super-sized vehicles, like the formerly compact-sized pick-ups you used to...

2024 BMW i4

18
Most EVs cost tens of thousands more than otherwise similar (and even otherwise identical) gas-engined vehicles. There's much less of a price to be...

2024 BMW X6

20
It used to be said that speed was just a question of money: How fast do you want to go? It's a little different...

2024 Genesis GV70

11
Crossovers have become like belly buttons in that it looks like everyone - just about - has one. Probably because everyone sells one. And because...

2024 Kia EV9

16
The Telluride has been a great success for Kia, probably because the Telluride is one of the most appealing mid-sized crossover SUVs on the...

New Car Review: 2024 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

32
The typical EV costs about 40 percent more than an otherwise comparable vehicle with an engine. Plus, it costs a lot more (about $50,000...

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6

32
How'd you like to own a Mercedes EQE for half as much as Mercedes wants for an EQE - the company's mid-sized electric sedan? Well,...

2024 Lexus RX500h

35
The first luxury crossover - the Lexus RX - is now one of many. When it first came out - way back in 1998...

A “State of Devolution”

7
What are styled "conspiracy theories" are often compelling because they seem at least plausible - and when you combine that with the hope that...

2024 Ford Maverick

5
Ford's Maverick stands as a counterpoint to Ford's electric vehicles - as well as super-sized vehicles, like the formerly compact-sized pick-ups you used to...

Better Than ASS

49
Almost every vehicle made since about five years ago comes standard with Automatic Stop/Start "technology," or ASS - ostensibly, in order to "save gas."...
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