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2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

6
There are two versions of the Wilderness version of two Subaru models - the Forester and the Outback. Each are similar in that they both...

2022 Dodge Durango

11
The last of the V8 Interceptors - from the Mad Max movies - was a car. The real thing may be something like the Dodge...

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

14
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has most of what lots of people want - as evidenced by the fact that the GC is Jeep’s best-selling...

2022 Ford Maverick

33
Trucks used to be affordable, practical things. The new Ford Maverick resurrects that idea - and adds one more.  It is also easier on gas than...

A Small Truck Side-by-Side

13
Here's a first look at the Ford Maverick, which is nothing like the '70s Maverick but very much like the small pickups you used...

2022 Kia Stinger

8
Here is something anomalous . . . a rear-wheel-drive performance sedan that isn’t a luxury-badged (or priced) sedan.  One that's also more practical than other...

2022 Nissan Titan

9
The only new half-ton truck that still comes standard with a big V8 engine isn’t an American truck.  It’s the Nissan Titan. Who’d a thunk...

2022 Mercedes E450 Wagon

9
Back in the ‘70s, every other car was a wagon. These were usually based on cars made more practical by turning them into wagons,...

2022 Ford Bronco

14
If OJ had this Bronco, he might have gotten away with it.  Well, of course, he did get away with it. But never mind that....

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

15
Pete Buttigieg advises Americans sweating the cost of $4 gas to spend $40,000 (or more) on an electric car.  Mitsubishi has a better option.  How about...

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

26
In the limbo under, it’s how low can you go.  In the Subaru Forester Wilderness, it’s how high can you go?  This new iteration of Subaru’s...

2022 Jaguar F-Pace

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The thing about Jags is the most iconic ones have never been practical cars. Thank god.  They have always been beautiful cars.  The chromed leaper on...

Classic Cars

Modularity

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It's easy enough to make fun of the performance-plucked cars of the mid-late '70s, some of which - including this writer's '76 Pontiac Trans-Am...

The Compliance Song . . .

37
Volare! Back in ’76, it wasn’t just a cruise ship lounge song. It was Plymouth’s new “compact” car - which by today’s standards would have...

The Off-Grid Car

24
The interest in tiny homes - and off-grid living - reflects a growing weariness with being carried along, unwillingly, by the rip-tide of "technology"...

A Case of the Heavies

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This is a tale of two trucks, kinda-sorta. Both not really being trucks in that while they have beds, like trucks do, neither were...

Sleeping Bag . . .

3
It may not be feasible, soon, to drive my old muscle car - the Great Pumpkin, also known as the Orange Barchetta - courtesy...

How it Survived

27
As people who know me already know, I own a bright orange - technically, Carousel Red - 1976 Trans-Am. I have owned it for...

The Last Camaro . . . Again? 

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It looks like the Camaro is about to get retired - again. This time may be the last time, though. And it’s different this time,...

Mechanical vs. Electronic Fuel Delivery

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When I point out the various downsides of electric cars I am often accused of “hating” electric cars. Which I do - but that...

The First is Last . . . Again

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In about two years from now, the Ford Mustang will be the last new car of its type still on the market - a...

Premature vs. “Planned” Obsolescence

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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...

Motorcycles

How to Double – Even Triple – Your Gas Mileage

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There is not much we can do about the doubling-plus of the price of gas, which is a function of our money buying less...

The Art of the Ride

25
Why ride a motorcycle?  You are exposed to the elements. It requires concentration, involvement. You cannot text. You may get wet. You are fully in...

Motorcycles Are Next

52
We live in inverted times. A “virus” that posed a significant threat to about 1 percent of the population was used as the pretext for...

Dumb – As Seen in the Rearview

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We all do dumb things - which we thought at the time we did them were smart things. One of the dumbest things I’ve...

Drop Forged . . .

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There’s an old joke you may have heard about tools made in (say it like Trump)  . . . China. It says "drop forged"...

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?

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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...

Ape Fever?

9
That's probably next - after Monkey Pox, which is shaping up to be the next excuse for re-opening the World Hospital, in which we're...

Jab Addled “Driving”?

26
We know the Jabs "warp-speeded" past the usual safeguards such as double blind clinical trials over a period of time long enough to establish...

Musical Chairs

43
As you've probably read - and it's true - used car asking prices have gone bananas. On average, they are up some 30-40 percent...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show 5/18/22

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Here's the audio of this week's underground radio with Bill Meyer, deep within an undisclosed location in occupied Oregon! . . . Got a question about...

How EVs Don’t Save You Money

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The headline probably has you thinking about the high cost of the EV - so high that whatever you "save" by not buying gas...

Diaper Report 5/18/22

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It is easy enough to see that face-effacing is still a thing. One still regularly sees people wearing that disgusting thing - even for...

Latest Radio: David Knight Show 5/17/22

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Here's the audio of my appearance yesterday in David Knight's show, which was hosted by Gard Goldsmith this week. We talked about government by...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 5/17/22

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Here's this week's episode of Wrongthinkful Radio with Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah. We talked about "crypto" - and...

On “Regulations”

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Government "regulations" (as they are styled) are crushing the life out of cars, in the manner of a python doing the same to its...

Drive 55 Comes to Germany

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German drivers may soon be “standing with Ukraine” - by moving less fast. It appears the Autobahn is about to get a speed limit,...

Crypto is Now Less So

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While we're awaiting the collapse of the dollar, let's have a look at the collapse of crypto - aptly named because it's so difficult...

Diaper Errrata

24
There's something particularly weird about people who continue to wear Face Diapers - aside from the fact that these people continue to wear them,...

Cycles

How to Double – Even Triple – Your Gas Mileage

38
There is not much we can do about the doubling-plus of the price of gas, which is a function of our money buying less...

The Art of the Ride

25
Why ride a motorcycle?  You are exposed to the elements. It requires concentration, involvement. You cannot text. You may get wet. You are fully in...

Dumb – As Seen in the Rearview

52
We all do dumb things - which we thought at the time we did them were smart things. One of the dumbest things I’ve...

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

7
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?

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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”

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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...

New Car Reviews

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

6
There are two versions of the Wilderness version of two Subaru models - the Forester and the Outback. Each are similar in that they both...

2022 Dodge Durango

11
The last of the V8 Interceptors - from the Mad Max movies - was a car. The real thing may be something like the Dodge...

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

14
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has most of what lots of people want - as evidenced by the fact that the GC is Jeep’s best-selling...

2022 Ford Maverick

33
Trucks used to be affordable, practical things. The new Ford Maverick resurrects that idea - and adds one more.  It is also easier on gas than...

A Small Truck Side-by-Side

13
Here's a first look at the Ford Maverick, which is nothing like the '70s Maverick but very much like the small pickups you used...

2022 Kia Stinger

8
Here is something anomalous . . . a rear-wheel-drive performance sedan that isn’t a luxury-badged (or priced) sedan.  One that's also more practical than other...

2022 Nissan Titan

9
The only new half-ton truck that still comes standard with a big V8 engine isn’t an American truck.  It’s the Nissan Titan. Who’d a thunk...

2022 Mercedes E450 Wagon

9
Back in the ‘70s, every other car was a wagon. These were usually based on cars made more practical by turning them into wagons,...

2022 Ford Bronco

14
If OJ had this Bronco, he might have gotten away with it.  Well, of course, he did get away with it. But never mind that....

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

15
Pete Buttigieg advises Americans sweating the cost of $4 gas to spend $40,000 (or more) on an electric car.  Mitsubishi has a better option.  How about...

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

26
In the limbo under, it’s how low can you go.  In the Subaru Forester Wilderness, it’s how high can you go?  This new iteration of Subaru’s...

Affordable Used Cars Are Still Available . . . If You...

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Not all used cars are expensive cars - you just have to know where to look for them. And how to wait for them. A...

Reader Question: EMP Mobile?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Brian asks: Eric, I read your article on the off-grid car and it made me think...

Reader Question: Reformulated Gas?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Karl asks: Colorado might possibly be forced to sell reformulated gasoline this summer due to the...
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