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2021 Honda Odyssey

It’s ironic that two of the things that make for a family-friendlier vehicle have been disappearing from the market: Sliding - rather than swing-open...

2021 Buick Encore GX

It’s an irony of history that Buick - once upon a time known for its Barcalounger big cars - now sells one of the...

2020 Dodge Charger

Most American cars used to be like the Dodge Charger still is. They were big, they were rear-wheel-drive and they offered big V8 engines. Now almost...

Living in a Van, Down by the River. . .

Living in a van down by the river isn't such a bad idea - and not just because you can get away from the...

2020 Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride have different names - and are sold under different labels. But they’re made by the same company -...

2020 BMW X2

Crossover SUVs are popular because they have everything  . . . except style. They’re great in bad weather, space-efficient and more versatile than cars. You...

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

Stock car racing used to be based on stock cars - production cars you could buy, modified to race. Today, it’s the reverse. The race cars...

2020 Toyota Sequoia

Sometimes, new and improved isn’t. Improved, that is. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia isn’t new - but that’s because it doesn’t need much improving. Toyota has been...

2020 Lincoln Continental

It took about 25 years to sink in. The best-selling Lincoln of the modern era isn’t a car. It’s the Navigator - Lincoln’s version of...

2020 Mazda CX-30

When small and medium isn’t quite what fits, maybe something in-between will. That’s Mazda’s idea in bringing out the CX-30, the company's newest but not...

2020 Lexus GX460

If you want to really go off-road - as opposed to off into the grass - and be really comfortable - without being too...

2021 VW Atlas

How much difference does three feet - and 50 years - make? It’s the difference between a 1970 VW Beetle - that could carry four...

Classic Cars

The Fixable vs. The Tossable

Being able to fix rather than replace things is probably going to become of greater interest in the years - perhaps weeks - ahead. One...

New Performance Shoes for Old Performance Cars?

If you own a classic muscle car made back in the '60s or '70s, you've probably become aware of an ironic problem: It is...

Reader Question: S10 MAP Sensor Debacle?

Here's the latest reader question,along with my reply!  BaDnOn writes: I've had a problem for some time that I need to get back to correcting...

Reader Question: ’68 Cougar?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kristy writes: I have a '68 Cougar that I bought in Tucson, AZ in 1995 when...

First They Came for the Muscle Cars . . .

You had to be there to remember - and to understand - so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the...

Reader Question: Second Gen Trans-Ams?

Here's the latest reader question, along withmy reply! Huy writes: I was watching your old clip with the AMSOIL for the 2nd generation Trans-Am. I'm...

Less Need for Speed

When it no longer makes sense to do something, people tend to stop doing it. One such thing is hopping up used cars, something people...

Buying a Used Performance Car

Buying a used car is one thing. Buying a used performance car is an additional thing. You should assume that the car has been run...

The Last Real Trans-Am

Let's dial back the clock 40 years and return to the early days of the Reagan Era - when Pontiac made a last-ditch effort...

Doomed: Buick Reatta 1988-1991

Did you know that Buick once made a two-seater? With pop-up headlights, even - just like a Corvette? It’s not well-known, probably because Buick only...

The Pros and Cons of the Old . . . in...

It is far from a bad idea to consider buying an older car given the “new normal” descending. But - as with most things...

Motorcycles

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 -...

Reader Question: Home for Old Kaw?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Fred asks: I've been a reader for years (but a slacker on donations). I used to...

Cycle Therapy

There are sound, practical reasons for owning a motorcycle that transcend fantastic gas mileage and low buy-in cost. I speak of the therapeutic aspects of...

Little Stinker Emerges!

Yesterday was one of the first warm/dry days we've had up here in The Woods of southwest Virginia, so I decided to step away...

Motorcycles in the Saaaaaafety Crosshairs

Motorcycles are the last vehicles still largely free from Uncle’s asphyxiating grasp. That is about to change. The unelected regulatory apparat known as the National...

Does Biker Deserve Death Sentence?

You may have seen the video below that documents a road rage incident which occurred the other day in California. A motorcyclist is riding adjacent...

2018 BMW  K 1600B

Motorcycles aren't subject to Uncle's fuel-efficiency fatwas. Not yet. Which explains why BMW is putting its sixes in its bikes  . . . while removing them...

Motorcycles Can’t be Automated

What happens to motorcycles in a world of automated - not autonomous - cars? Don't you hate that slippery shuck and jive? "Autonomy" means independent;...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 10/20/20

Here's the audio of my chat earlier today with Bryan Hyde, who hosts the very Wrongthinkful Bryan Hyde Show in Utah! We talked about...

Desperation Dollars

When the only way you can get people to buy what you’re selling is to pay them to buy it, it’s time to reconsider...

Pass the Kool Aid . . .

That the members of the Sickness Cult belong to a cult based on weaponized hypochondria is easily demonstrated - without need to point out...

Armed Government Workers Abuse Kid With Down Syndrome

It takes a retarded person - in terms of moral development - to berate a mentally handicapped person and it takes an intellectually retarded...

Solo Diapering

The following video shows that intelligence and affluence do not necessarily correlate: A Diaper and gloves. Alone in his Porsche - which might get him...

Diapers for the Ordinary Flu, Too

This was obviously coming because it logically follows. Diapers for the ordinary flu, too. And - inevitably - for the common cold. For everything....

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED 10/14/20

Here's the audio of my weekly chat with Bi9ll Meyer over at KMED radio in Oregon! We talked about the Diaper Cult, of course,...

The Diaper Cometh… or Maybe Not

There are many sound reasons to not vote for the Orange Man. But there is one powerful, arguably epochal, reason to put them aside and...

Hot Zig – Again!

It isn’t just Teslas that have a built-in flambe feature. Electric cars made by GM and Ford are getting all fired up, too. The National...

When Number Two Sells Better than Number One

Why have a top brand when your second-best brand sells more of the same thing, repackaged? This paradox brought to you by General Motors, the...

Latest Radio 10/13/20

Here's the audio of my weekly chat with my friend and fellow wrongthinker Bryan Hyde - who hosts the eponymously titled Bryan Hyde Show!   ....

It Began With Saaaaaaaaaaaafety Seats

The government requires that all kids - almost teenagers - be tied down like furniture every time they are transported in a car. This...

Cycles

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...

Two-Wheeled Post-Corona

Old motorcycles, like old cars, are probably going to experience a resurgence in interest as people become interested in low-cost transportation again. There may be even...

Rueing the Sherpa

As hysteria about Coronavirus spreads - faster than the disease and possibly more dangerous than the disease - I’m really regretting having sold my...

Reader Question: Is Motorcycle Culture Dying, Too?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Dex asks: I think Harley is dying because Harley riders are dying. Whenever I see a Hog,...

Reader Question: Air-Cooled Bikes in the South?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Bill asks: I hope you'll take a moment to answer this question for me. For many...

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 -...

Reader Question: New Motorcycles?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Kenny asks: I haven't seen anything much by you about the latest bikes. Have you given...

Pharaonic Totems

I had an older friend once who owned a couple of classic cars he never had time for. He worked, so they sat -...

New Car Reviews

2021 Honda Odyssey

It’s ironic that two of the things that make for a family-friendlier vehicle have been disappearing from the market: Sliding - rather than swing-open...

2021 Buick Encore GX

It’s an irony of history that Buick - once upon a time known for its Barcalounger big cars - now sells one of the...

2020 Dodge Charger

Most American cars used to be like the Dodge Charger still is. They were big, they were rear-wheel-drive and they offered big V8 engines. Now almost...

Living in a Van, Down by the River. . .

Living in a van down by the river isn't such a bad idea - and not just because you can get away from the...

2020 Hyundai Palisade

The Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride have different names - and are sold under different labels. But they’re made by the same company -...

2020 BMW X2

Crossover SUVs are popular because they have everything  . . . except style. They’re great in bad weather, space-efficient and more versatile than cars. You...

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

Stock car racing used to be based on stock cars - production cars you could buy, modified to race. Today, it’s the reverse. The race cars...

2020 Toyota Sequoia

Sometimes, new and improved isn’t. Improved, that is. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia isn’t new - but that’s because it doesn’t need much improving. Toyota has been...

2020 Lincoln Continental

It took about 25 years to sink in. The best-selling Lincoln of the modern era isn’t a car. It’s the Navigator - Lincoln’s version of...

2020 Mazda CX-30

When small and medium isn’t quite what fits, maybe something in-between will. That’s Mazda’s idea in bringing out the CX-30, the company's newest but not...

2020 Lexus GX460

If you want to really go off-road - as opposed to off into the grass - and be really comfortable - without being too...

Reader Question: The Never-Ending Diapering?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Chris asks: I’ve read in some of your articles (either by you or the commenters) that...

Reader Question: Mazda vs. Toyota and Honda… and Maybe Soobie?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! James asks: Hello Eric, Enjoy your site very much. Lots of great info & a refreshing...

Reader Question: A Charge Out of the Volt?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Scott writes: I found your suggestion a good one and am going to look at a...
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