Thursday, January 20, 2022
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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

15
A few weeks back I wrote about the new Ford Explorer - one of the few mid-sized, three-row SUVs available in a segment dominated...

2022 Volvo S90

11
Most top-of-the-line luxury sedans are two things: Big - and pricey. Except for one big luxury sedan that’s not but which is often overlooked. Volvo’s...

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

6
You often hear that new cars - especially new crossovers - are so similar they (the car companies) might as well get together and...

2022 Ford Explorer

11
“Crossover” and “SUV” are terms that get put together a lot but they’re really two different things - or ought to be considered two...

2022 Audi A6

13
It was only about ten years ago that hybrid meant economy car. A Prius, for instance. Today, it means almost every new model luxury...

Hum Job

64
About twelve years separate the last Hummer GM built and the new one GM is about to begin selling. How much has changed over that...

2022 Buick Encore GX

18
The smallest Buick is also a little bit bigger. Well, except for what’s under it’s hood - where you’ll find the smallest engine ever put...

2022 Infiniti Q60

12
If you want to drive the new Nissan Z-car, you’ll have to wait a bit longer since it’s not yet available. But you can get...

2022 Nissan Leaf

24
Well, the price is less. Nissan’s Leaf electric car is now the least expensive electric car available in the United States - and the only...

2022 VW Taos

11
Sometimes, a car company will bring out a new model so appealing it winds up costing sales. This new Taos from VW, for instance. It’s less...

2022 Chevy Malibu

14
GM’s Chevrolet division was once the American family car division. Baseball, hot dogs apple pie and Chevrolet.  Remember that? Today, it sells just one car - other...

2022 Mercedes S-Class

14
The measure of luxury used to be amenities - things like climate control AC, power everything, leather seats (heated, even) and, of course, power...

Classic Cars

Premature vs. “Planned” Obsolescence

40
You may have heard the term, planned obsolescence. It refers to the policy of General Motors (and others) back in the '50s and '60s...

Remember the Service Station?

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We have gas stations now. We used to have service stations. These were places were you could buy gas and repairs. They had bays and racks...

Silver Linings Amid Darkening Clouds

16
Every dark cloud has a silver lining, it’s said - and there is truth to it. Much of it, of course, depends on your...

Doomed: Cord 810/812 (1936-1937)

30
The saying has it that there’s not much new under the sun. To which one might add: But a great deal has been forgotten. Front...

Heterogenous Cars

35
As the dreary trend toward the Universal Transportation Appliance - the crossover SUV, soon to be rendered even more drearily homogenous via electrification -...

Reminiscing . . .

25
You don't see a lot of things in new cars that were once common to almost all cars. It can be fun to remember...

Doomed: Lincoln Continental (2017-2020)

23
The ‘80s rocker Eddie Money had a hit song titled I Wanna Go Back - which could serve as the funeral dirge for Lincoln’s...

Doomed: Studebaker Avanti (1963-1964)

33
If you’ve ever hunted deer, you know that a dead deer can run for a surprising distance before it realizes it’s dead. So it was...

Doomed: Mitsubishi 3000 GT (1990-2000)

12
Did you know the Japanese built a GTO? It wasn't in 1964 - and it didn't have had three deuces and a four-speed. Or a...

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

42
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...

Motorcycles

Nostalgia, Already . . .

22
We will sell no wine before it’s time. So said Gallo pitchman Orson Welles, a long time ago. Nostalgia is like that. It takes time...

2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental

6
Time machines do exist. They are called motorcycles. Like this 2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental, for instance. It’s brand-new - but it could be 1932. Until you...

The Emergency Bike

29
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 *

24
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

22
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

10
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...

Diaper Report 1/20/22

43
I finally got sick. Two-plus years into the "pandemic," I caught . . . a cold. Sniffles, some body aches. Nothing bad enough to keep me...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show 1/21/22

0
Here's the audio of my weekly Wheels Up Wednesday chat with the great Bill Meyer over at KMED radio in occupied Oregon! . . . Got...

Christine, for Real

31
Do you remember the horror flick, Christine? It was about a self-driving '58 Plymouth Fury that liked to run people over. Body by Plymouth. Soul...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 1/19/22

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Here's the audio of this week's conversation with fellow Wrongthinker, Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah! . . . Got a question...

The Ever-Shifting Narrative

152
One of the tools psychopaths use to keep their victims off-balance, confused and unable to understand they're being victimized is to constantly shift the...

Electrocuting Themselves

63
The key to selling something is to not sell the same thing everyone else is selling. Elon Musk grasps this concept. His electric emulators do...

Who Should Buy Your Teen Driver’s First Car?

56
The subject came up during my recent conversation with Tom Woods - whom many know as an expositor of libertarian economic and moral principles...

Diaper Report 1/15/22

172
This Diaper Report is personal - and anecdotal - but from what I have been able to gather and based on what I and...

Latest Radio: Tom Woods Show 1/14/22

17
Here's the audio of my chat the other day with my friend Tom Woods - whom many of you already know. I always enjoy...

‘Ronamonomania

83
The real sickness making the rounds isn’t physical. Most people recover from colds. Those afflicted with severe mental illness, on the other hand, often...

Proof That “Insurance” is a Mafia

56
I just got mugged - and it's entirely legal. My car insurance "coverage" - which I'm forced to buy by the state, for the profit...

The Therapeutic State

110
The Supreme Court - a simple majority of the nine members thereof - will shortly issue a decree regarding their affirmation or not of...

Cycles

Nostalgia, Already . . .

22
We will sell no wine before it’s time. So said Gallo pitchman Orson Welles, a long time ago. Nostalgia is like that. It takes time...

2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental Walk Around

3
Here's a look at what I used to love about new cars... on two wheels: Full review will be up in the next day or...

The Emergency Bike

29
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

24
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 *

24
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

20
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

22
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...

New Car Reviews

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

15
A few weeks back I wrote about the new Ford Explorer - one of the few mid-sized, three-row SUVs available in a segment dominated...

2022 Volvo S90

11
Most top-of-the-line luxury sedans are two things: Big - and pricey. Except for one big luxury sedan that’s not but which is often overlooked. Volvo’s...

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

6
You often hear that new cars - especially new crossovers - are so similar they (the car companies) might as well get together and...

2022 Ford Explorer

11
“Crossover” and “SUV” are terms that get put together a lot but they’re really two different things - or ought to be considered two...

2022 Audi A6

13
It was only about ten years ago that hybrid meant economy car. A Prius, for instance. Today, it means almost every new model luxury...

Hum Job

64
About twelve years separate the last Hummer GM built and the new one GM is about to begin selling. How much has changed over that...

2022 Buick Encore GX

18
The smallest Buick is also a little bit bigger. Well, except for what’s under it’s hood - where you’ll find the smallest engine ever put...

2022 Infiniti Q60

12
If you want to drive the new Nissan Z-car, you’ll have to wait a bit longer since it’s not yet available. But you can get...

2022 Nissan Leaf

24
Well, the price is less. Nissan’s Leaf electric car is now the least expensive electric car available in the United States - and the only...

2022 VW Taos

11
Sometimes, a car company will bring out a new model so appealing it winds up costing sales. This new Taos from VW, for instance. It’s less...

2022 Chevy Malibu

14
GM’s Chevrolet division was once the American family car division. Baseball, hot dogs apple pie and Chevrolet.  Remember that? Today, it sells just one car - other...

Reader Question: More About Storing Bikes Indoors . . .

1
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Phil asks: I've been silently following the earlier back-and-forth about the pros (and cons) of keeping...

Reader Question: Fuel Cap Smell?

5
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Anon asks: A few months ago, I got a new motorcycle. I like the bike and...

Reader Question: Buckled-up Dogs?

1
Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Donna asks: There is apparently a new law in my state that animals must be "secured"...
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