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2022 Jaguar E-Pace

10
A Jaguar crossover SUV is a strange cat. What’s next? KISS releasing a country record? But then, no one wants to see Gene Simmons in...

2022 Nissan Frontier

13
Want the good news first? The just-redesigned Nissan Frontier pick-up not only still comes with a V6 - it’s standard. Some of the others in...

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

3
Is 15 or so miles-per-gallon more worth paying $3,900 more? It depends. Right now, the $3,900 more you know you’ll pay to buy the hybrid version...

2021 Toyota Sienna

12
What will it cost you to “save gas”? The answer can be found by reviewing the specifications of the just-redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan -...

2022 VW Atlas CrossSport

5
VW made the Atlas because people want big crossovers - with three rows and room for seven. But what if you don’t need something...

2022 Toyota Supra GR

18
Would you be interested in a lighter, quicker - and less expensive iteration of BMW’s Z4 roadster? With a hard top rather than a...

2022 Lexus RX350

12
Mad Max drove the last of the V8 Interceptors. This may be your last chance to drive the last V6 powered crossover. Which also happens...

2022 Hyundai Sante Fe

1
Crossovers are criticized - correctly - for looking and being the same, as if cut from the same mold, regardless of badge. Most of them...

2021 Toyota Venza

13
Well, it’s back. Most people probably didn’t know it was gone. The Toyota Venza. It’s been absent from Toyota’s roster of models since the 2015 model...

2021 Mazda Miata

30
It’s easy to forget there are still cars that are about driving rather than transportation. Cars that make the trip more appealing than the...

2022 Hyundai Sonata

1
Does anyone still make mid-sized family sedans? Haven’t they all been cancelled - in favor of crossovers? Most of them, yes. Including - most recently...

Legroom City

3
I thought I'd show everyone just how much legroom there is for the driver (and front seat passenger) inside the 2022 Hyundai Sonata I've...

Classic Cars

New Car Options That Aren’t – but Ought to Be!

40
It's a shame the government - rather than the market - is the driving force behind what's standard in new cars. Imagine, given the...

Doomed: Jaguar X-Type 2002-2011

19
American car companies - GM and Ford especially - get heckled a lot and justly for repackaging their economy cars and trying to sell...

Black Plastic

40
I hate plastic engine covers, which cover practically all new car engines. They serve the purpose of making all engines look the same. Of...

Doomed: VW Phaeton (2003-2006)

15
If you could get a really good ribeye at McDonald’s, would you be willing to pay a Peter Luger steakhouse price for it? Probably not. Especially...

Doomed: Chevy Cosworth Vega (1975-1976)

98
It worked better for Pontiac. The now-iconic black and gold paint scheme made famous by the ’77 Trans-Am that Burt Reynolds drove into automotive history...

Doomed: Cadillac Seville (1976-2004)

40
When did Cadillac start becoming BMW - or trying to? This can be pinpointed with some precision. It was 1976, the year of the Seville....

Encomium to Pontiac

30
It is coming up on the eleventh anniversary of the death of Pontiac, a fatality not so much of the 2007-2008 financial collapse -...

The Gone Ones

54
Tempus does fugit. I've been test driving new cars long enough that the first new cars I test drove are now Antique cars, literally. I...

Gas Guzzling . . . Then and Now

33
I took my '76 Trans Am out yesterday; I needed a reboot - and it needed exercise. Drove the orange-painted, screaming chickened "gas guzzler"...

The Yugo and its Merits

48
The joke goes: How do you double the value of a Yugo? Fill up the gas tank! True enough. And yet, nearly 800,000 of them were made...

Doomed: Li’l Red Express, 1978-1979

43
High-performance trucks are back - but they aren't new. One of the first of the breed dates back to the height of the Disco era,...

Motorcycles

The Emergency Bike

20
I've written before about the soundness of owning - of getting if you don't already own - a motorcycle in order to remain mobile...

Old Bike Asterisk *

21
Ever try finding a firing pin for an Iowa Class battleship's 16 inch guns? They probably didn't make very many - and the ones...

Reader Question: The Grom?

6
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Zane asks: Wondering what you think of the Honda Grom/Monkey? Its been a decade, and tons...

New Wheels Without All The New “Features”

41
There is a way to get a new vehicle without getting all the new “features” such as an engine that turns itself off every...

The Deadwire Departs

28
Harley—Davidson just admitted that a Harley without an engine is like a beach without the ocean. Not many, apparently, want to go there. So the...

Spring Bike Pre-Flight

3
Motorcycles have something in common with lawn mowers and weed whackers: It's common for them to just sit for months during the off season....

Why The King Died

21
No, not Elvis. This old Kawasaki motorcycle I've got sitting in my office. It has a neat little engine of a type you don't see...

Indoor Motorcycle Storage

9
After my divorce, I realized I needed a new companion. The problem being, “she” was living in the garage. I refer to my much-beloved and...

Reader Question: Mummified ’83 Silverwing?

1
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kyle asks: I am having my grandmother ship a 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing to me. It...

Enter the ZRX

13
I started one of my bikes yesterday after it had been sitting for the past six months - the time it took for me...

First Bikes

32
Bikes are not unlike shoes in that you want one that fits. If you're a big guy, there are bikes that won't. And if you're...

“Charge It” Takes on a Whole New Meaning

7
When your customers cannot afford what you’re selling, you finance it. Literally. Sell them the item - and the interest. Plus a bill of goods. This...

Monkey Paw

23
It's been a while since the monkey extended his paw, but the times prompt him to do it now. The monkey - that's me!...

Avoiding a Soylent Future

40
Hamburger and pork chops are becoming what lobster used to be - expensive specialty foods most of us can only afford to eat once...

$7 for a Pack of Raspberries

75
As with "the cases! the cases!" - about which you don't hear as much anymore - you cannot trust the truthfulness of what the...

Lawns in the Crosshairs

77
California's pomade-slicked Gesundheitsfuhrer, Gavin Newsome, has just issued a Gesundheitsbefehl (health order) banning the sale of new small engines of the sort that power...

When Comedians are the last Real Journalists

80
If you didn't catch Joe Rogan's interview with "vaccine" pusher Dr. Sanjay Gupta, I urge you to do so now. He called Gupta -...

What $5 (or More) Gas Will Mean

98
Have you given any thought to what it will mean to you when gas costs $5 per gallon - which is likely, given how...

The Realistic Rebuild

69
As America goes Cuba, politically, it is becoming Cuban - vehicularly. You have probably read about the aging of the vehicle fleet - that the...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 10/13/21

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Here's the audio of this week's talk with Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah. We talked about some encouraging developments,...

Banksters of America

57
Apparently, I am not the only person dealing with loan-sharkian credit card companies. For not taking out - or late-paying - loans. One of my...

Solo Diapering

64
Yesterday, I saw another Solo Diaperer. An old lady in her Buick, all by herself . . . except for her Diaper. Which made me...

Arguing What Was Never Argued

118
One of the dirtiest ways to win an argument is to change the subject of the argument - and thereby argue for or against...

Cycles

The Emergency Bike

20
I've written before about the soundness of owning - of getting if you don't already own - a motorcycle in order to remain mobile...

Don’t Forget to Remember

21
When you're down, it's time to get out. I remembered this important axiom of mental health yesterday. Or rather, I was reminded of it, by...

Old Bike Asterisk *

21
Ever try finding a firing pin for an Iowa Class battleship's 16 inch guns? They probably didn't make very many - and the ones...

Bridging the Supply Gap

19
Getting around may become harder in the months - and years - ahead. What good is a car without gas? Or a motorcycle without...

Reader Question: Old Bike Retrofit?

0
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Ira asks: I'm in the market for a motorcycle dated earlier than 1980. I'm in NYC...

New Wheels Without All The New “Features”

41
There is a way to get a new vehicle without getting all the new “features” such as an engine that turns itself off every...

Spring Bike Pre-Flight

3
Motorcycles have something in common with lawn mowers and weed whackers: It's common for them to just sit for months during the off season....

The Electrocution of Motorcycles

38
A car is fundamentally an appliance. While a few are bought and kept for the fun of it or because the buyer likes the looks...

Why The King Died

21
No, not Elvis. This old Kawasaki motorcycle I've got sitting in my office. It has a neat little engine of a type you don't see...

Reader Question: Mummified ’83 Silverwing?

1
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kyle asks: I am having my grandmother ship a 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing to me. It...

Give ‘Em an Inch . . .

33
The problem with giving an inch is they always take a mile. This is why it is so important to never give them the...

New Car Reviews

2022 Jaguar E-Pace

10
A Jaguar crossover SUV is a strange cat. What’s next? KISS releasing a country record? But then, no one wants to see Gene Simmons in...

2022 Nissan Frontier

13
Want the good news first? The just-redesigned Nissan Frontier pick-up not only still comes with a V6 - it’s standard. Some of the others in...

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

3
Is 15 or so miles-per-gallon more worth paying $3,900 more? It depends. Right now, the $3,900 more you know you’ll pay to buy the hybrid version...

2021 Toyota Sienna

12
What will it cost you to “save gas”? The answer can be found by reviewing the specifications of the just-redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan -...

2022 VW Atlas CrossSport

5
VW made the Atlas because people want big crossovers - with three rows and room for seven. But what if you don’t need something...

2022 Toyota Supra GR

18
Would you be interested in a lighter, quicker - and less expensive iteration of BMW’s Z4 roadster? With a hard top rather than a...

2022 Lexus RX350

12
Mad Max drove the last of the V8 Interceptors. This may be your last chance to drive the last V6 powered crossover. Which also happens...

2022 Hyundai Sante Fe

1
Crossovers are criticized - correctly - for looking and being the same, as if cut from the same mold, regardless of badge. Most of them...

2021 Toyota Venza

13
Well, it’s back. Most people probably didn’t know it was gone. The Toyota Venza. It’s been absent from Toyota’s roster of models since the 2015 model...

2021 Mazda Miata

30
It’s easy to forget there are still cars that are about driving rather than transportation. Cars that make the trip more appealing than the...

2022 Hyundai Sonata

1
Does anyone still make mid-sized family sedans? Haven’t they all been cancelled - in favor of crossovers? Most of them, yes. Including - most recently...

Monkey Paw

23
It's been a while since the monkey extended his paw, but the times prompt him to do it now. The monkey - that's me!...

Reader Question: Seat Removal?

1
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Charlie asks: I have a 2016 Kia minivan and want to remove the second row to...

Reader Question: Servicing Teslas?

2
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Tom asks: Who can service a Tesla? Can the corner service station? And, what gets serviced?...
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