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2023 BMW K1600 GTL

8
Spend $50k on a new BMW car and you get a four cylinder engine. Spend half as much on a BMW bike and get a...

2023 Lincoln Corsair

10
Lincoln - Ford’s luxury car division - no longer sells cars, at all.  Lincoln is now Ford’s luxury SUV division - embodying a general trend...

2022 Honda Insight

13
It’s interesting that partially electric cars (which are nearly "zero emissions" cars at the tailpipe) have fallen out of favor - with government regulators...

2022 Land Rover Range Rover

4
Before there were “SUVs,” there were 4x4s such as the original Ford Bronco, the Chevy K-5 Blazer and the International Scout. These were go-anywhere...

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

6
There are lots of crossover SUVs available to choose from. Too many, arguably - in that so many are so much the same.  One that...

2023 Land Rover Defender Carpathia

6
It is said - fairly - that as good as new cars are in terms of just working, usually for almost forever and without...

2022 Mercedes S580

11
A measure of the sea changes in the new car market is that even in the $100k luxury car market, a V8 engine -...

2023 Chevy Malibu

18
It is the end of the line, almost. And of something else, too. The 2023 Chevy Malibu is almost the last car Chevy still sells...

2022 Genesis G80

12
What works well once often works well, again. Even if it’s not you who’s doing it, this time around. As for example what Toyota did...

2022 Toyota Tundra

25
Japanese-brand cars have gone from a non-presence (before the '70s) to a small presence (in the '70s) to a major presence (by the '80s)....

2022 Subaru WRX

20
The just-redesigned Subaru WRX does not have a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine - making it different from others in its class -...

2022 Mazda Miata

33
Here is a tonic - for those who still see cars as more than just  . . . transportation:  Mazda no longer offers an automatic...

Classic Cars

Memories Made

0
Over the course of nearly 30 years test-driving new cars,  I have driven thousands of cars. Many of them - especially lately - forgotten...

Cars You Used to See a Lot . . .

27
A very sound rule of thumb way to determine the goodness of a given make/model of car is to look around for them. If...

Elevators and EeeeeVeeeeeees

47
EeeeeeVeeees - especially Teslas - are very quick. But the experience is detached and anodyne. It quickly gets old. Or rather, nothing particularly exciting. The...

They Don’t Just Look the Same . . .

41
It's often said - correctly - that modern cars (mostly crossovers now) all look pretty much the same. But it goes deeper than that. Modern...

The Nexus of Sominex

44
The main reason people were more interested in cars, once, was because cars were more interesting, once.  This does not mean they were better -...

Once, We Were Interested

59
Why is interest in cars waning - among the young, especially? The ones who used to be the most interested in cars? There are many...

Doomed: Pontiac Fiero (1984-1988)

22
John Z. DeLorean, the eccentric but indisputably brilliant father of the 1964 GTO, also had a vision for a sexy, low-slung Pontiac two-seater. He...

We Name Things We Love

24
When someone says they once owned a Corvair - or a Corvette - a story almost invariably ensues, prompted by fond or at least...

Modularity

37
It's easy enough to make fun of the performance-plucked cars of the mid-late '70s, some of which - including this writer's '76 Pontiac Trans-Am...

The Compliance Song . . .

42
Volare! Back in ’76, it wasn’t just a cruise ship lounge song. It was Plymouth’s new “compact” car - which by today’s standards would have...

The Off-Grid Car

26
The interest in tiny homes - and off-grid living - reflects a growing weariness with being carried along, unwillingly, by the rip-tide of "technology"...

Motorcycles

2023 BMW K1600 GTL

8
Spend $50k on a new BMW car and you get a four cylinder engine. Spend half as much on a BMW bike and get a...

This BMW Still Has a Six

3
Actually, it still comes standard with one - and for about $26k to start. Most BMWs come standard with a four - and for...

A Little Therapy . . .

17
Owning a motorcycle is about more than just riding it. Caring for it is a big part of it. There are sound practical reasons for...

The Kz and the EV

48
Yesterday I did something I doubt anyone will be doing 46 years from now - at least, not with anything that's new right now. That...

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

81
It’s hard to know what’s really going on when it’s not being reported.  Much less explained. One example of this is the not-reported news - which...

Your First Bike

17
There is an exception to the rule about not spending money in order to save it. That exception is the two-wheeled alternative to four-wheeled...

Fun Sometimes Costs!

31
There is a saying about horses for courses. It means: Don’t take a Cyldesdale to the Kentucky Derby. Nonetheless, it’s sometimes fun to do...

Helmets, Again . . .

31
I've tried several times to make clear my point of view regarding helmets, on both practical as well as philosophical grounds. Do they "work"?...

Air-Cooled vs. Water-Cooled Bikes

15
Lots of interest in motorcycles now - for practical reasons. They are a way of dealing with the doubling of the price of gas...

Helmet Laws Are Unsafe . . . and Worse

60
The other night, I went for an evening ride with my girlfriend  - neither of us wearing a helmet, which is no longer legal...

Night Riding

22
Some things are better done in the dark. Riding a motorcycle, for instance.  At night, you do not have the sun in your face. You...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show 10/6/22

0
Here's the audio of this week's talk with my friend Bill Meyer over ay KMED Radio in Oregon! We got into the effect of...

Diaper Report: 10/5/2022

32
The truth, as the saying goes, will out. At least it does, eventually. No thanks to those who worked so hard to suppress it. Like...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

47
Elon Musk can be credited with sexing up EeeeeeeVeeeees - which has helped to lube up the dildo of "electrification." After all, if you're...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 10/4/22

2
Here's the audio of this week's talk with my friend Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah! We talked about Driver...

Who Still Wants a Stick?

64
You might think manual transmissions are unwanted, given that few new cars - including a number of high-performance cars, such as the new Corvette...

The Time Tax

34
They tax everything else, so why not time? And that's just what they're in the process of doing, via what they style "electrification." This (forced)...

Driver Re-Education

46
"History," said Henry Ford, is "bunk." What he meant by that is that the "history" they teach in government schools is largely "bunk." It is...

Elevators and EeeeeVeeeeeees

47
EeeeeeVeeees - especially Teslas - are very quick. But the experience is detached and anodyne. It quickly gets old. Or rather, nothing particularly exciting. The...

They Don’t Just Look the Same . . .

41
It's often said - correctly - that modern cars (mostly crossovers now) all look pretty much the same. But it goes deeper than that. Modern...

A Genius, Alright

55
Elon Musk is said - by some - to be a "genius." Arguably, a more accurate honorific would be king, used in the Elvisian...

Diapers Are “Trending”

37
Apparently, Face Diapers are "trending" on Twitter - the Leftist speech control organ that suppressed any speech that questioned the wearing (and the "vaccinating")...

The Last Redoubt

26
History repeats. Back in the '90s, a way was found around the gas mileage mandatory minimums (CAFE, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy regs) imposed by...

Cycles

This BMW Still Has a Six

3
Actually, it still comes standard with one - and for about $26k to start. Most BMWs come standard with a four - and for...

A Little Therapy . . .

17
Owning a motorcycle is about more than just riding it. Caring for it is a big part of it. There are sound practical reasons for...

The Kz and the EV

48
Yesterday I did something I doubt anyone will be doing 46 years from now - at least, not with anything that's new right now. That...

More News You’ve Probably Not Heard

81
It’s hard to know what’s really going on when it’s not being reported.  Much less explained. One example of this is the not-reported news - which...

Your First Bike

17
There is an exception to the rule about not spending money in order to save it. That exception is the two-wheeled alternative to four-wheeled...

Fun Sometimes Costs!

31
There is a saying about horses for courses. It means: Don’t take a Cyldesdale to the Kentucky Derby. Nonetheless, it’s sometimes fun to do...

Air-Cooled vs. Water-Cooled Bikes

15
Lots of interest in motorcycles now - for practical reasons. They are a way of dealing with the doubling of the price of gas...

Helmet Laws Are Unsafe . . . and Worse

60
The other night, I went for an evening ride with my girlfriend  - neither of us wearing a helmet, which is no longer legal...

Night Riding

22
Some things are better done in the dark. Riding a motorcycle, for instance.  At night, you do not have the sun in your face. You...

How to Double – Even Triple – Your Gas Mileage

38
There is not much we can do about the doubling-plus of the price of gas, which is a function of our money buying less...

The Art of the Ride

26
Why ride a motorcycle?  You are exposed to the elements. It requires concentration, involvement. You cannot text. You may get wet. You are fully in...

New Car Reviews

2023 BMW K1600 GTL

8
Spend $50k on a new BMW car and you get a four cylinder engine. Spend half as much on a BMW bike and get a...

2023 Lincoln Corsair

10
Lincoln - Ford’s luxury car division - no longer sells cars, at all.  Lincoln is now Ford’s luxury SUV division - embodying a general trend...

2022 Honda Insight

13
It’s interesting that partially electric cars (which are nearly "zero emissions" cars at the tailpipe) have fallen out of favor - with government regulators...

2022 Land Rover Range Rover

4
Before there were “SUVs,” there were 4x4s such as the original Ford Bronco, the Chevy K-5 Blazer and the International Scout. These were go-anywhere...

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE

6
There are lots of crossover SUVs available to choose from. Too many, arguably - in that so many are so much the same.  One that...

2023 Land Rover Defender Carpathia

6
It is said - fairly - that as good as new cars are in terms of just working, usually for almost forever and without...

2022 Mercedes S580

11
A measure of the sea changes in the new car market is that even in the $100k luxury car market, a V8 engine -...

2023 Chevy Malibu

18
It is the end of the line, almost. And of something else, too. The 2023 Chevy Malibu is almost the last car Chevy still sells...

2022 Genesis G80

12
What works well once often works well, again. Even if it’s not you who’s doing it, this time around. As for example what Toyota did...

2022 Toyota Tundra

25
Japanese-brand cars have gone from a non-presence (before the '70s) to a small presence (in the '70s) to a major presence (by the '80s)....

2022 Subaru WRX

20
The just-redesigned Subaru WRX does not have a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine - making it different from others in its class -...

Memories Made

0
Over the course of nearly 30 years test-driving new cars,  I have driven thousands of cars. Many of them - especially lately - forgotten...

Cars You Used to See a Lot . . .

27
A very sound rule of thumb way to determine the goodness of a given make/model of car is to look around for them. If...

2023 BMW K1600 GTL

8
Spend $50k on a new BMW car and you get a four cylinder engine. Spend half as much on a BMW bike and get a...

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