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The Song an EV Will Never Sing

Here's what one of the world's greatest engines - BMW's -inline six - sounds like and also why it's a near miracle we can...

2021 BMW M440i

A few years ago, BMW stopped selling two-door versions of its 3-Series . . . by calling the two-door versions of the 3-Series the...

2021 BMW M440i Walkabout

Here's a look at the new BMW M440i - which is not the same car as the BMW M4. I know, the nomenclature is...

2021 Ford F250

It used to be that most trucks came with big V8s, leaf springs and solid axles. If you want such things in a new...

2021 F250 Tremor Walkabout

Here's a look - under the hood - of the 2021 Ford F250 Tremor and its available 7.3 liter pushrod V8! It's a shame that...

2021 Hyundai Accent

If you don’t want to spend more than about $15k on a new car, you won’t need to spend a lot of time shopping...

2021 Ford F-150

It used to be easy to review trucks. They were the most basic vehicles on the road - built to work and not to be...

2021 Ford F-150 Walkabout

Here's a look at the new - already! - Ford F-150, which offers some amazingly powerful equipment... and not just under the hood! . ....

2021 Kia K5

Other car companies - notably, Ford and GM - have all-but-given up on cars, cancelling most of them in favor of a lineup of...

2021 GMC Canyon

It’s no longer possible to buy a new compact-sized truck. The smallest new trucks are mid-sized and the interesting thing about that is they’re...

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

If you’re thinking about a small crossover wagon and looking for a reason to favor one over another, Subaru’s got something to show you...

2021 Chevy Camaro

There’s no Z28 Camaro anymore - but it’s hardly necessary, if you want to go fast. The standard Camaro - with a four cylinder...

Classic Cars

Parts Store Archeology

Once upon a time, oil came in cans. They stacked nicely but made a mess when you tried to extract the oil, which you did...

The Forgotten Last Muscle Car

It’s a strange but true thing that one of the last real muscle cars was - here it comes - a Buick. The 1973-1974 Century...

Old School Fast

Fast is not just about the numbers. Does it feel fast to be traveling 500 miles per hour in an Airbus? It feels much...

Plug n’ Play

One of the great things about old cars is you can selectively update them with modern technology without them turning into modern cars. An overdrive...

It Used to Be Fun

New cars have everything going for them except fun. Most are suffocatingly “safe” - and as entertaining as anything else with that word attached...

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...

Motorcycles

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 -...

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...

How EVs Don’t Save Money

Electric vehicles are being sold, in part, on how much they’ll save people in terms of maintenance costs. This is a con on par with...

Inauguration Day Diaper Report

I went to the supermarket again yesterday - as I have been doing lately almost every day - to stock up on the food...

The Options

About 24 hours from now we will know for sure whether the "kraken" is coming - or never was. In the case of the...

Ode to Joe

Ford has launched another series of commercials that appear to be sonnets to Joe. They are called "The Builders" - get it? As in...

Latest Radio: Decentralized Revolution/Mises Caucus 1/18/20

Here's the audio of a long (hour-plus) interview I did a couple weeks back with the Mises Caucus. I'm trying to embed the thing...

Plandemic Fitness

Let's face the facts - the weaponization of hypochondria has done some good. For one thing, it has shown us how weak-minded and mean-spirited many...

The Despicables

One of the nuggets to be mined from the wholesale cancelling of politically unapproved speech by the Tech Oligarchs - soon to be empowered...

Diapered at the Drive-Thru

You know you're dealing with a religious ritual when people wear the Holy Rag when no one else is nearby - or alone, in...

“Targeted Messaging” . . . and so Much More!

Soon, your car will not only track you in real time - and make sure you’re paid-up on your insurance and have all your...

Used Face Condoms

Coming out of the gym today, I had to walk around a disgusting Used Face Condom tossed on the ground. One sees these things...

The Howling

A reader informs me of something that may soon be trending in the land of Sickness Psychosis. While shopping at Kroger without the Holy...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show/KMED Oregon 1/13/21

Here's the audio of this week's chat with Bill Meyer over at KMED radio in Oregon; weird aside: Bill always sends me a downloadable...

Cycles

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...

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...

New Car Reviews

The Song an EV Will Never Sing

Here's what one of the world's greatest engines - BMW's -inline six - sounds like and also why it's a near miracle we can...

2021 BMW M440i

A few years ago, BMW stopped selling two-door versions of its 3-Series . . . by calling the two-door versions of the 3-Series the...

2021 BMW M440i Walkabout

Here's a look at the new BMW M440i - which is not the same car as the BMW M4. I know, the nomenclature is...

2021 Ford F250

It used to be that most trucks came with big V8s, leaf springs and solid axles. If you want such things in a new...

2021 F250 Tremor Walkabout

Here's a look - under the hood - of the 2021 Ford F250 Tremor and its available 7.3 liter pushrod V8! It's a shame that...

2021 Hyundai Accent

If you don’t want to spend more than about $15k on a new car, you won’t need to spend a lot of time shopping...

2021 Ford F-150

It used to be easy to review trucks. They were the most basic vehicles on the road - built to work and not to be...

2021 Ford F-150 Walkabout

Here's a look at the new - already! - Ford F-150, which offers some amazingly powerful equipment... and not just under the hood! . ....

2021 Kia K5

Other car companies - notably, Ford and GM - have all-but-given up on cars, cancelling most of them in favor of a lineup of...

2021 GMC Canyon

It’s no longer possible to buy a new compact-sized truck. The smallest new trucks are mid-sized and the interesting thing about that is they’re...

2021 Subaru Crosstrek

If you’re thinking about a small crossover wagon and looking for a reason to favor one over another, Subaru’s got something to show you...

A Word From American Trucks

American Trucks (and American Muscle) is a longtime EPautos advertiser and they just sent along a video about accessories for the F-150 they thought...

Reader Question: The One Worst Thing About EVs?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Fran asks: If you had to pick just one thing that is the worst thing about...

New Cars Aren’t Expensive . . .

New cars are actually very affordable - assuming you don’t buy an expensive one. The problem is that many people don’t buy the affordable...
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