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2022 VW Atlas CrossSport

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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

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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

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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

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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...

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

9
The resurrected Ford Bronco gets all the press. But there’s another Bronco that may warrant your attention, if you’d like something a bit less...

2022 Mini Cooper

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What has the Mini Cooper got that the VW Beetle lacked? The question arises because the Mini is still here - while the Beetle isn’t....

2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye

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What’s wrong with 707 horsepower? Nothing that 797 horsepower can’t cure! That’s a two sentence summary of the Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye - the most...

What’s Wrong with 707 Horsepower?

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Nothing 797 horsepower can't cure! Have a look at this beautiful animal. They just dropped it off - and I'm headed out for a drive!

Classic Cars

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

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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

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

Black Plastic

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Old Bike Asterisk *

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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?

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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...

No Helmet, no Diaper . . .

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It's hard to not get down when you see what's going on all around. The poltroonish passivity of the populace. Stay safe! Diaper up! So I...

Diaper Report 9/28/21

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What are they watching? The people walking around - again - with Diapers over their faces? It can't be what they're seeing - which isn't...

Remember When it was Just Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie &...

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If you oppose forcing people to submit to medical procedures that may injure or even kill them - or simply oppose forcing anyone to...

Coop de Grace!

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Well, it's almost - finally - almost done. The New Coop, which I've been working on for the past month or so as time -...

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

39
It's a shame the government - rather than the market - is the driving force behind what's standard in new cars. Imagine, given the...

Will They Ever Undiaper?

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Do you remember when you saw your first Effaced Face? For me, it was around January of 2020 - at the Sweet Donkey Coffee shop,...

Mobility in Bidet’s UnAmerica

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It is not an accident that gas prices have gone up by $1 since the beginning of this year - since the beginning of...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED 9/23/21

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Here's the audio of this week's gabble with Bill Meyer over at KMED in Oregon! We talked about defective air bags, the disappearing V8...

Gas Mileage and Your Truck

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V8s are disappearing from trucks - as V6s have already all-but-disappeared from cars. As engines, period, will shortly disappear - if the handful of...

What’s the Plan, Stan?

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A useful measure of intelligence is future-time orientation - i.e., thinking about what might happen tomorrow (and next year) and taking steps to prepare...

Precious Metal

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The other day, Toyota unveiled the 2022 Toyota Tundra - which will no longer come with a V8, even as an optional engine. Instead,...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 9/21/21

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Here's the audio of this week's Bryan Hyde Show; we talked about the latest "safety" fiasco - and how it ties into the "health"...

Defective Bags, Defective Jabs

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“Safety” can get you killed - again. Word is out that the same government-mandated airbags that had to be recalled in the tens of millions...

Cycles

Don’t Forget to Remember

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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

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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?

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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”

35
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

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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

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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?

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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 . . .

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

Enter the ZRX

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

New Car Reviews

2022 VW Atlas CrossSport

2
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...

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

9
The resurrected Ford Bronco gets all the press. But there’s another Bronco that may warrant your attention, if you’d like something a bit less...

2022 Mini Cooper

16
What has the Mini Cooper got that the VW Beetle lacked? The question arises because the Mini is still here - while the Beetle isn’t....

2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye

31
What’s wrong with 707 horsepower? Nothing that 797 horsepower can’t cure! That’s a two sentence summary of the Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye - the most...

Site Maintenance 9/25/21

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I wanted to post an advisory that, sometime over this weekend, the site will be offline for 30-45 minutes (you will see a "maintenance"...

Reader Question: Overheating Exasperation?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Don asks: I'm at my wit's end with an overheating truck (2005 Tacoma). I have checked...

Reader Question: Oil Filter Adapter?

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Heres' the latest reader question, along with my reply! John asks: I have a a Toyota Camry with the four cylinder engine and wanted to...
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