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    2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye

    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?

    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!

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach I

    How much is a $60k Mustang worth? Every cent - plus change. That’s not quite what it costs to buy a new Mach 1 - if...

    2021 VW Jetta

    Soon - in just a few years from now - VW says it will only be selling electric cars. Right now it is one...

    2022 Kia Carnival

    Minivans are hugely practical, not very popular vehicles. Well, not anymore. They were hugely popular - back in the ‘80s and ‘90s - but that was...

    2022 Acura MDX

    Here is a fun fact: The only new Acura  - besides the NSX supercar - that comes standard with more than a four cylinder...

    2021 Lincoln Corsair

    The Ford Escape is a very popular little crossover SUV - but what if you’d like it with more engine - or a plug? And...

    2021 Audi A7

    Audi has announced it will sell only electric cars by the 2026 model year. But this model year, it is already selling partially-electric cars...

    2021 Genesis GV80 Walk-Around

    Here's a walk-around of the Genesis GV80, which is basically a three-row/seven passenger SUV version of the G80 sedan. Neither of which have V8s,...

    2021 Toyota Camry

    There are fewer family sedans on the market than ever; several major brands - including GM and Ford - no longer make them at...

    2021 Toyota Camry Walk-Around

    Here's a look at something becoming kind of rare... a sedan. And something becoming even more rare: A sedan with a keyed door look/ignition...

    2021 Hyundai Veloster

    Sedans are more practical than coupes; the people riding up front don’t have to get out in order to let people riding in the...

    Classic Cars

    Doomed: Cadillac Seville (1976-2004)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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,...

    Closing the Antique Vehicle “Loophole”

    One way to save a lot of money - and avoid a lot of hassle - is to opt out of paying the annual...

    Badge Funging

    You used to be able to easily tell a Ford from a Chevy from a BMW from a Subaru. Now it's becoming hard to...

    The Old Car Experience

    If you’ve never driven an old car - as opposed to a used car - you have probably never experienced certain things that were...

    What We’ve Gained . . and Lost Along the Way

    When every new car comes standard with air conditioning - and an LCD touchscreen - such things become given things. It becomes harder to make...

    The TRX vs. The TA

    The '21 Ram TRX I am test-driving this week has more than three times as much horsepower (702) as the 455 V8 in my...

    Motorcycles

    Reader Question: The Grom?

    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”

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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 . . .

    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...

    The DeadWire

    People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire . . . literally. Owners - and there aren’t many -...

    America Goes Jonestown

    When cults feel threatened by lack of faith - by disbelief -  the tendency is for them to get suicidally and homicidally violent. This is...

    The Return of the Rabbit Pickup… Kinda Sorta

    The mini-truck is back - it’s just not really a truck. And it’s not a new concept, either. But that doesn't mean it's not a...

    Unanswered Questions About the Hard Sell

    Would you describe someone who chose not to purchase a new car equipped with an unconventional engine, that had no track record for reliability...

    Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show 7/21/21

    Here's the audio of this week's gabble with Bill Meyer over at KMED Radio in Oregon! We talked a little about the not-flying electric...

    Diaper Report 7/21/21

    Some good news to report today. Yesterday, I was able to see my mom for the first time in more than a year. The...

    Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 7/20/21

    Here's the audio of this week's gabble with Bryan Hyde, host of the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah. We talked about the return of...

    Unsafe and Ineffective

    It’s turning out - at Warp Speed - that the “vaccine” isn’t even effective and forget safe. People who’ve been Jabbed are getting sick -...

    Green That Doesn’t Fly

    Electric cars have trouble maintaining momentum for very long but at least when they run out of range, you just stop. In an electric airplane,...

    American Surrender Monkeys?

    Some will recall the abuse heaped upon the "surrender monkey" French during the reign of The Chimp. In fact, the French were abused for...

    Subscribe to Drive

    People are used to making car payments but the tradition is you eventually stop making them, at which point - finally - the car...

    Diaper Report: 7/16/21

    Since the Diapers are coming back on, it's time for the gloves - so to speak - to come off. No more pandering to...

    Energy Hogs

    Non-electric cars haven't "guzzled" gas - most of them - for decades. There are a few that still do, models like the V8 powered...

    Cycles

    Reader Question: Old Bike Retrofit?

    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”

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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 . . .

    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

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

    Reader Question: Some Bike Advice?

    Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Sam writes: On Wednesday I saw a guy riding a green and white Kawasaki Super Sherpa...

    First Bikes

    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...

    Reader Question: 1980 Harley Starting Problem?

    Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Jon asks: I hope you can point me in the right direction. I saw your video...

    New Car Reviews

    2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye

    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?

    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!

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach I

    How much is a $60k Mustang worth? Every cent - plus change. That’s not quite what it costs to buy a new Mach 1 - if...

    2021 VW Jetta

    Soon - in just a few years from now - VW says it will only be selling electric cars. Right now it is one...

    2022 Kia Carnival

    Minivans are hugely practical, not very popular vehicles. Well, not anymore. They were hugely popular - back in the ‘80s and ‘90s - but that was...

    2022 Acura MDX

    Here is a fun fact: The only new Acura  - besides the NSX supercar - that comes standard with more than a four cylinder...

    2021 Lincoln Corsair

    The Ford Escape is a very popular little crossover SUV - but what if you’d like it with more engine - or a plug? And...

    2021 Audi A7

    Audi has announced it will sell only electric cars by the 2026 model year. But this model year, it is already selling partially-electric cars...

    2021 Genesis GV80 Walk-Around

    Here's a walk-around of the Genesis GV80, which is basically a three-row/seven passenger SUV version of the G80 sedan. Neither of which have V8s,...

    2021 Toyota Camry

    There are fewer family sedans on the market than ever; several major brands - including GM and Ford - no longer make them at...

    2021 Toyota Camry Walk-Around

    Here's a look at something becoming kind of rare... a sedan. And something becoming even more rare: A sedan with a keyed door look/ignition...

    By Request…

    Several asked for some Hellcat Redeye sounds and sensations so - without further ado - here you go!

    Reader Question: Gas Generator vs. Electric?

    Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Glenn asks: I watched a Wranglerstar episode on a comparison between a gas generator (Honda), and...

    Forum (Hopeless) Update

    As some of you know, the EP Autos Forum has been offline for a few weeks now. It may be offline permanently - because...
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