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2022 Mercedes S-Class

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The measure of luxury used to be amenities - things like climate control AC, power everything, leather seats (heated, even) and, of course, power...

2022 BMW 4 Series Soft-Top

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Retractable hardtops have their virtues - the chief one being that when the top isn’t retracted, you have a solid roof over your head....

2022 Lexus ES350

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There aren’t many luxury sedans on the market anymore. There are lots of luxury-sport sedans. It’s not a small difference. Luxury-sport sedans have the amenities -...

The C40 Retard

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The word is not politically correct, of course - but it does convey an important meaning. One retards the ignition timing, for instance. Or, progress. Volvo’s...

A Look at the Other Bronco

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Here's a look at the other new Ford Bronco . . . probably not the one you've read about! There's more, here. . . . Got a...

2022 Land Rover Defender

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The iconic Land Rover Defender - the one most people know from safari shows - had an aluminum body, didn’t have carpets - or...

Super Duty vs. Super Duty

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Earlier this year, Ford sent me a new (2021) F-250 pick-up with the also-new 7.3 liter monster motor to test drive; this week, I...

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

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The Nissan Rogue is one of the best-selling compact crossovers on the market. It’s also sold - for less - by Mitsubishi. With more. The Outlander...

2022 Jaguar E-Pace

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A Jaguar crossover SUV is a strange cat. What’s next? KISS releasing a country record? But then, no one wants to see Gene Simmons in...

2022 Nissan Frontier

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Want the good news first? The just-redesigned Nissan Frontier pick-up not only still comes with a V6 - it’s standard. Some of the others in...

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

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Is 15 or so miles-per-gallon more worth paying $3,900 more? It depends. Right now, the $3,900 more you know you’ll pay to buy the hybrid version...

2021 Toyota Sienna

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What will it cost you to “save gas”? The answer can be found by reviewing the specifications of the just-redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan -...

Classic Cars

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...

Silver Linings Amid Darkening Clouds

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Every dark cloud has a silver lining, it’s said - and there is truth to it. Much of it, of course, depends on your...

Doomed: Cord 810/812 (1936-1937)

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The saying has it that there’s not much new under the sun. To which one might add: But a great deal has been forgotten. Front...

Heterogenous Cars

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As the dreary trend toward the Universal Transportation Appliance - the crossover SUV, soon to be rendered even more drearily homogenous via electrification -...

Reminiscing . . .

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You don't see a lot of things in new cars that were once common to almost all cars. It can be fun to remember...

Doomed: Lincoln Continental (2017-2020)

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The ‘80s rocker Eddie Money had a hit song titled I Wanna Go Back - which could serve as the funeral dirge for Lincoln’s...

Doomed: Studebaker Avanti (1963-1964)

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If you’ve ever hunted deer, you know that a dead deer can run for a surprising distance before it realizes it’s dead. So it was...

Doomed: Mitsubishi 3000 GT (1990-2000)

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Did you know the Japanese built a GTO? It wasn't in 1964 - and it didn't have had three deuces and a four-speed. Or a...

New Car Options That Aren’t – but Ought to Be!

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It's a shame the government - rather than the market - is the driving force behind what's standard in new cars. Imagine, given the...

Doomed: Jaguar X-Type 2002-2011

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American car companies - GM and Ford especially - get heckled a lot and justly for repackaging their economy cars and trying to sell...

Black Plastic

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I hate plastic engine covers, which cover practically all new car engines. They serve the purpose of making all engines look the same. Of...

Motorcycles

2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental

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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

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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 *

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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...

The Deadwire Departs

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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

No Small Victory . . . for the Moment

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The Biden Thing must be chewing the rug at the ersatz Oval Office by now. The news having reached his hearing aides that the...

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...

“How US Gun Culture Stacks Up With the World”

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I sometimes end a comment or column with an exasperated and they ask my why I drink... CNN ought to ask itself why fewer and...

Delta Gamma Epsilon Semi Moron . . .

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Doctors check the patient's pulse for any signs of abnormality - as an indication of what might happen to the patient going forward. The...

The Diesel Ranger That’s Probably Not for Us

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I read a book once about Elvis having faked his death. The author claimed to have audio of the King - in mufti -...

Latest Radio: Bill Meyer Show 11/24/21

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Here's the audio of my weekly chat with Bill Meyer over at KMED Radio in Occupied Oregon! We dissected the latest fatuities and lamented...

Expect More . . . And then, Less

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If you had any doubts about what this is all about, here's a news item to dispel them: The Biden Thing has just decreed that...

Dodge Gets Jabbed – Electrically

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Well, it’s official - more or less. Dodge hasn’t released an obituary for it yet, but the guy in charge at Dodge - CEO Tim...

Latest Radio: Bryan Hyde Show 11/23/21

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Here's the audio of my weekly chat with my friend and fellow Wrongthinker, Bryan Hyde - who hosts the Bryan Hyde Show in Utah ....

Thanksgiving Diaper Report 11/23/21

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This report comes the week of Thanksgiving, which for many of us brings an unpleasant reminder of how effectively families and friendships have been...

Vaccination or Death!

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So says Hungary's Gesundheitsfuhrer, Viktor Orban. Similar sentiments have been vouchsafed by the Gesundheitsfuhrer of Deutschland, Jens Span. "Probably by the end of this winter,...

“Outages”

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An interesting item in the news the other day got almost no attention. The thing that got attention in the news was the news that...

Cycles

2022 BMW R18 Transcontinental Walk Around

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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

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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 *

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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

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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...

Spring Bike Pre-Flight

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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

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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

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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?

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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...

New Car Reviews

2022 Mercedes S-Class

4
The measure of luxury used to be amenities - things like climate control AC, power everything, leather seats (heated, even) and, of course, power...

2022 BMW 4 Series Soft-Top

10
Retractable hardtops have their virtues - the chief one being that when the top isn’t retracted, you have a solid roof over your head....

2022 Lexus ES350

19
There aren’t many luxury sedans on the market anymore. There are lots of luxury-sport sedans. It’s not a small difference. Luxury-sport sedans have the amenities -...

The C40 Retard

36
The word is not politically correct, of course - but it does convey an important meaning. One retards the ignition timing, for instance. Or, progress. Volvo’s...

A Look at the Other Bronco

1
Here's a look at the other new Ford Bronco . . . probably not the one you've read about! There's more, here. . . . Got a...

2022 Land Rover Defender

11
The iconic Land Rover Defender - the one most people know from safari shows - had an aluminum body, didn’t have carpets - or...

Super Duty vs. Super Duty

20
Earlier this year, Ford sent me a new (2021) F-250 pick-up with the also-new 7.3 liter monster motor to test drive; this week, I...

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

21
The Nissan Rogue is one of the best-selling compact crossovers on the market. It’s also sold - for less - by Mitsubishi. With more. The Outlander...

2022 Jaguar E-Pace

19
A Jaguar crossover SUV is a strange cat. What’s next? KISS releasing a country record? But then, no one wants to see Gene Simmons in...

2022 Nissan Frontier

17
Want the good news first? The just-redesigned Nissan Frontier pick-up not only still comes with a V6 - it’s standard. Some of the others in...

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

4
Is 15 or so miles-per-gallon more worth paying $3,900 more? It depends. Right now, the $3,900 more you know you’ll pay to buy the hybrid version...

Reader Question: Sticking Brakes?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Cyndi asks: I recently had brake work done by my boyfriend. He had the rotors machined...

Reader Question: Replacing Old Ranger Engine With Newer Ranger Engine?

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Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Dillon asks: I caught your piece the other day about the new Ranger and have a...

Silver Linings Amid Darkening Clouds

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Every dark cloud has a silver lining, it’s said - and there is truth to it. Much of it, of course, depends on your...
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