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2024 Cadillac Escalade

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Is a Cadillac Escalade worth $20k more than a GMC Yukon? Is a GMC Yukon worth $4k more than a Chevy Tahoe? All three are...

2024 Chrysler Pacifica

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Remember when practically every car company was selling minivans? Today, that's all Chrysler still sells. It's also a nearly $62k minivan - in top-of-the-line Pinnacle...

2024 Chevy Colorado

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It’s a weird thing. As trucks have gotten bigger, their engines have gotten smaller. Also fewer - as in the case of the 2024 Chevrolet...

2024 Nissan Altima

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Nissan’s Altima used to be the mid-sized sport sedan for the buyer who couldn’t afford a Maxima sedan.  It was similar to the Maxima -...

2024 Honda Pilot

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If you don’t think looks are important, look at what’s happened to minivans  . . . if you can find one to look at....

2024 Dodge Hornet R/T

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AMC used to sell Hornets - and Dodge used to sell Chargers (and Challengers). Now AMC - and the Charger and Challenger are gone...

2024 Subaru Outback

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Subaru used to have its market niche mostly to itself - because (for many years) almost no other car manufacturer made cars (sedans and...

2024 Chevy Blazer

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Here and there - and probably not for long - you can still find a new vehicle that at least offers something larger than...

Classic Cars

Why Manuals Matter

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The manual transmission has become something of a rarity, even in vehicles that used to commonly come standard - play on words intended -...

How Times Have Changed

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Not only did cars used to have ashtrays - they often had several. My '76 Pontiac Trans-Am has three. One up front for the...

Are Old Cars Practical As Daily Drivers?

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This is an addendum to the Precious Metals story the other day; I thought it was worth going into the subject more deeply because...

Precious Metal Investing

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Lots of people buy precious metals - gold and silver - to retain the value their paper dollars would otherwise be losing by not...

What Most of Us Don’t Do Anymore

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The other day, I started up my old muscle car. This involves something more than pushing the "start" button - which is how you...

The Decontented Car

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Everyone has heard about muscle cars - but how many remember decontented cars? Often, such cars were both. Examples include the "5.0" liter iterations of...

A Lift That Works

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If you like to work on cars you probably hate crawling around underneath one, trying to get at things you can't easily reach -...

Ford Mustang: 1964-2028?

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We already know that the first will be the last - again. Ford's Mustang didn't just precede the Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. It...

Motorcycles

Anecdotal but Interesting

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To use - or not to use - synthetic oil in engines made decades before synthetic oils were in common use . . ....

Helmet Laws

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If you ride a motorcycle, "the law" - that is to say, busybody people who write them  - probably requires that you wear a...

Motorcycle Clovers

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Regular readers of this column already know what a Clover is. It is someone who - among other things - refuses to move over...

My Bike is Like an EV

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I was out riding my motorcycle the other day and it occurred to me - as I glanced at the odometer, which you do...

The Air Bag You Wear

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People ride motorcycles because they aren't cars - and this goes much deeper than the obvious. Motorcycles are free of almost all of the crap...

Some Therapy

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Sometimes brakes stop you - from going. It happens when the brake calipers clamp onto the rotors and don't let go. This happens, typically, because...

Hardly Able

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People who ride motorcycles still care about motorcycles - as opposed to all-too-many-drivers, who view cars as appliances. Who have been conditioned to view...

Waiting for Spring

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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...

Diaper Report: 02/27/2024

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There is a definite urban-suburban skew of what is styled "long COVID" - i.e., persistent sickness psychosis -  which you can see for yourself...

End of the Electrified Road?

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We are now at the point with battery-powered devices pretending to be cars that we were with mRNA drugs pretending to be vaccines. The...

The “Turbo” Porsche That Isn’t

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You may have read about the Porsche Taycan losing value almost as fast as it can go from 0-60. This device - italics to...

Mercedes Reconsiders

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Mercedes - which recently took your libertarian car guy off the list of car journalists approved to get Mercedes vehicles to test drive because...

Portrait of a “Representative”

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"Nimrata" must mean something along the lines of I don't care who you want to represent you. . . How else to explain the refusal...

Totems of Waste

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Have you ever seen a gas station in a populated area that's bereft of customers? Maybe for a couple of minutes, during off-peak times....

Reluctant Revolutionaries

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If you haven't looked into it, you might believe the majority of colonists living in what was then British North America - aka, the...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED FM 02/22/2024

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Here's the audio of this week's Wheels up! segment with Bill Meyer over at KMED FM in Medford, Oregon! We talked about the persecution...

Cycles

Mad Max on Two Wheels

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I am often asked what I think is the best kind of car to own if things get really bad. I think the best...

Anecdotal but Interesting

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To use - or not to use - synthetic oil in engines made decades before synthetic oils were in common use . . ....

They’re Coming for Bikes Next . . .

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Most people who ride motorcycles do it because they want to. A motorcycle is - usually - not the primary instrument of transportation. It...

A Casualty of Revenue Collecting

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They say "speed kills." Here is a case-in-point. A cop driving at very high speed struck and killed a motorcycle rider who had the bad...

Helmet Laws

123
If you ride a motorcycle, "the law" - that is to say, busybody people who write them  - probably requires that you wear a...

Motorcycle Clovers

82
Regular readers of this column already know what a Clover is. It is someone who - among other things - refuses to move over...

My Bike is Like an EV

29
I was out riding my motorcycle the other day and it occurred to me - as I glanced at the odometer, which you do...

Sorry, it Isn’t . . .

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It's important to be clear about what we're talking about - whether it's men and women or motorcycles and scooters. The other day I read...

New Car Reviews

2024 Cadillac Escalade

38
Is a Cadillac Escalade worth $20k more than a GMC Yukon? Is a GMC Yukon worth $4k more than a Chevy Tahoe? All three are...

2024 Chrysler Pacifica

15
Remember when practically every car company was selling minivans? Today, that's all Chrysler still sells. It's also a nearly $62k minivan - in top-of-the-line Pinnacle...

2024 Chevy Colorado

16
It’s a weird thing. As trucks have gotten bigger, their engines have gotten smaller. Also fewer - as in the case of the 2024 Chevrolet...

2024 Nissan Altima

23
Nissan’s Altima used to be the mid-sized sport sedan for the buyer who couldn’t afford a Maxima sedan.  It was similar to the Maxima -...

2024 Honda Pilot

10
If you don’t think looks are important, look at what’s happened to minivans  . . . if you can find one to look at....

2024 Dodge Hornet R/T

8
AMC used to sell Hornets - and Dodge used to sell Chargers (and Challengers). Now AMC - and the Charger and Challenger are gone...

2024 Subaru Outback

13
Subaru used to have its market niche mostly to itself - because (for many years) almost no other car manufacturer made cars (sedans and...

2024 Chevy Blazer

18
Here and there - and probably not for long - you can still find a new vehicle that at least offers something larger than...

Diaper Report: 02/27/2024

34
There is a definite urban-suburban skew of what is styled "long COVID" - i.e., persistent sickness psychosis -  which you can see for yourself...

End of the Electrified Road?

30
We are now at the point with battery-powered devices pretending to be cars that we were with mRNA drugs pretending to be vaccines. The...

The “Turbo” Porsche That Isn’t

57
You may have read about the Porsche Taycan losing value almost as fast as it can go from 0-60. This device - italics to...
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