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Life in the Slow Lane….

I think the Flouride in the water is doing its thing... Almost every time I go out, I come up on a car - or an SmooVee - that's doing either just...

Air-Cooled Oddballs

Cars used to be like motorcycles still are (for now). You could even buy them with air-cooled engines, just like you can still buy bikes with air-cooled engines. No radiator to...

Reader Question: Unfixing the “fix”?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Eric asks: Is it possible to buy one of the "fixed" VWs and then software-really-fix it back to get the 50 mpg? My reply: It...

Reader Question: Killing CAFE?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply!  Michael asks: Eric, you don't explain how a Democrat-controlled House  will affect CAFE standards, which are created by the EPA, which works for the...

The Car (and Bike) “Notebook”

If you're someone who collects old cars (or bikes) you probably spend most of your free time fiddling with them, thinking of ways to make them look (or run) better -...

Reader Qs (August 1, 2017)

Here are the latest Reader Qs - along with my answers!  John asks:  How do they warranty electric cars? I know with my lead acid battery I have to change it every 3...

Reader Question: The VW L1?

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply! Rudi asks: According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_1-litre_car the VW L1 was built in 2013-2014 with a total limited at 250 units and it was sold...

Site Update Stuff

I wanted to let everyone know that I'm working on getting a few site updates done, including ginning up a way to allow people to download free electronic versions of my...

Guerrilla Car Buying

It’s never been easier to buy a new car; the harder part is not paying too much for it. "Easy" financing obscures how much you’re really paying, by spreading out the...

The Diesel Dilemma

Diesel-powered cars could be the ticket - as far as giving us very high-mileage cars (50-plus MPGs) with excellent power/performance and without the liabilities of hybrids - including the additional expense/complexity...
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