Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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2023 Lincoln Navigator

4
Describing any vehicle that stickers for $77,635 to start as a “bargain” sounds a little like describing a 30-45 minute wait for a charge...

2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia

36
Fiat stopped selling cars in the United States last year - but there’s still an Italian-brand car you can buy here (other than a...

2023 Chrysler 300 C

21
It is not just the end of the line for the 300 sedan - which Chrysler has just announced will be retired after the...

2023 Chevy Blazer

9
Once upon a time, Chevy’s Blazer was a full-size 4x4 - this was before there were “SUVs” - and it came standard with a...

2023 Ram TRX

17
In the January, 1978 issue of Car and Driver magazine, Larry Griffen wrote a review of the 1979 Pontiac Trans-Am titled “It will not...

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe

26
The saying goes that you cannot eat your cake and have it, too. But what if you could? Plug-in hybrids like the Jeep Grand Cherokee...

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS

22
Here’s something that’s hard to find: An electric version of a car that costs less - at least to start - than the engine’d...

2023 Mustang Mach e

35
Tesla made the first modern electric cars, beginning about 15 years ago. It also made the first electric cars that weren’t focused on being...

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

57
It’s interesting that the first electric vehicles of the modern era weren’t trucks - which have a lot more room than cars do for...

2023 Nissan Rogue

6
The Nissan Rogue sells pretty well. This is hard - at first glance - to understand. It does not look very roguish, for one....

2023 Toyota Tacoma

26
There is exactly one mid-sized truck you can still get with two things together - a V6 engine and a manual transmission. The others...

2023 Lexus NX

0
If you’ve not heard already, the 2023 Lexus RX350 will no longer come standard with - or even offer - the 3.5 liter V6...

Classic Cars

A Glance in the Rearview . . .

36
Here's a story for those under 40 - of what it was like to be seventeen 40 years ago. We got our licenses at sixteen....

What You Can’t Buy for $2,700 Anymore

25
I have a model of a '71 Dodge Demon 340 Wedge - which is all I can afford these day. A real '71 Demon...

A Look Back for a Company With no Future

70
For the second year in a row, GM is selling nostalgia about the cars it used to make and hoping that will translate into...

What Happened to Pop-Ups?

25
Before there were pop-up ads, there were pop-up headlights. When they weren't on, you couldn't see them - because when they were off, they...

Re-Fixing It . . .

52
I sometimes wish I'd gotten the V6 engine that was optional when my 2002 Nissan Frontier pick-up was built, because then I could use...

Memories Made

17
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 . . .

47
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

48
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...

Motorcycles

Waiting for Spring

22
When the priests sealed the door on King Tut's tomb, the Pharaoh was left to sleep for the next 3,000 years. Spring often feels...

A Meerakuhl!

40
It’s helpful when your old bike breaks down at a buddy’s garage. Especially when your buddy happens to be an old bike fetishist, too....

2023 BMW K1600 GTL

11
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

4
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...

Operation Canned Goods

24
Like a broken record, they keep playing the same old song... in order to get you to go along! . . . If you like what...

Paying People to Not Buy What Sells

16
There is so much buyer interest in the Ford Bronco - which isn’t electric - that Ford can’t build enough to meet demand and...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 01/31/2023

0
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...

The Electric Wave Cresting?

67
An interesting thing is happening. Just months after every company that sells electric vehicles raised the prices of these vehicles - a lot -...

The Sound Police

45
One of the ways the people who want to punish driving have gone about it is by attacking the burning of gas and the...

When Gas Mileage Mattered . . .

47
A way to show how little the government actually cares about gas mileage is to look at the gas mileage cars used to get...

It’s a Riot . . .

30
One man gets beaten to death by government workers and riots ensue in several cities. Thousands of people are poisoned to death by the...

Toyota Transitions

76
Toyota is the world’s largest single car company. It sells more cars than any other car company. So why would it transition into the...

The Problem With “Policing”

28
The main problem with “policing,” arguably, is that policemen go out in search of “crimes.”  Most of the latter are, of course, no such...

First, They Lied About the Range . . .

118
There is a creepy consanguinity between the marketing and selling of the "masks" and then "vaccines" - and the marketing and selling of electric...

Why Tickets Cost What They Do

54
If you've been forced to pay the state money for not having caused any harm lately - i.e., been issued what is styled a...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED 01/26/2023

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Here's the audio of my weekly talk with Bill Meyer over at KMED radio in Oregon! We talked about the Chrysler 300 C, the...

Cycles

Waiting for Spring

22
When the priests sealed the door on King Tut's tomb, the Pharaoh was left to sleep for the next 3,000 years. Spring often feels...

What’s in the Box?

31
Normally, my old bikes start right up - even if I haven't started them in awhile. This latter being a regular thing during the...

A Meerakuhl!

40
It’s helpful when your old bike breaks down at a buddy’s garage. Especially when your buddy happens to be an old bike fetishist, too....

This BMW Still Has a Six

4
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

62
The other night, I went for an evening ride with my girlfriend  - neither of us wearing a helmet, which is no longer legal...

New Car Reviews

2023 Lincoln Navigator

4
Describing any vehicle that stickers for $77,635 to start as a “bargain” sounds a little like describing a 30-45 minute wait for a charge...

2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia

36
Fiat stopped selling cars in the United States last year - but there’s still an Italian-brand car you can buy here (other than a...

2023 Chrysler 300 C

21
It is not just the end of the line for the 300 sedan - which Chrysler has just announced will be retired after the...

2023 Chevy Blazer

9
Once upon a time, Chevy’s Blazer was a full-size 4x4 - this was before there were “SUVs” - and it came standard with a...

2023 Ram TRX

17
In the January, 1978 issue of Car and Driver magazine, Larry Griffen wrote a review of the 1979 Pontiac Trans-Am titled “It will not...

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe

26
The saying goes that you cannot eat your cake and have it, too. But what if you could? Plug-in hybrids like the Jeep Grand Cherokee...

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS

22
Here’s something that’s hard to find: An electric version of a car that costs less - at least to start - than the engine’d...

2023 Mustang Mach e

35
Tesla made the first modern electric cars, beginning about 15 years ago. It also made the first electric cars that weren’t focused on being...

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

57
It’s interesting that the first electric vehicles of the modern era weren’t trucks - which have a lot more room than cars do for...

2023 Nissan Rogue

6
The Nissan Rogue sells pretty well. This is hard - at first glance - to understand. It does not look very roguish, for one....

2023 Toyota Tacoma

26
There is exactly one mid-sized truck you can still get with two things together - a V6 engine and a manual transmission. The others...

Operation Canned Goods

24
Like a broken record, they keep playing the same old song... in order to get you to go along! . . . If you like what...

Paying People to Not Buy What Sells

16
There is so much buyer interest in the Ford Bronco - which isn’t electric - that Ford can’t build enough to meet demand and...

The Electric Wave Cresting?

67
An interesting thing is happening. Just months after every company that sells electric vehicles raised the prices of these vehicles - a lot -...
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