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2011 Volvo S60

The 2011 Volvo S60 - just redesigned - doesn't want me to use my radar detector. More accurately, it won't let me use it. The car's built-in laser pulsing "safety" equipment...

Medieval Times… On the Road

Is traffic enforcement getting out of control? Consider: * Many states have "asset forfeiture" laws that permit the seizure of your vehicle if, for example, a little marijuana (or other arbitrarily "controlled") substance...

Texas May Go To 85! (Clovers Stroking Out All Over)

Maybe we're over the hump. Texas appears to be on the verge of raising its highway speed limits to 85. That's good news for Texas motorists, who may soon get to...

Smart cars ….

Would Americans buy smart cars if they were allowed to? I don't mean the Smart car - which is actually pretty short bus ($13k for a two-seater with no trunk that's literally...

Miss The Shitbox?

I miss shitboxes. They don't make them anymore - not really. Modern economy cars are not shitboxes. A shitbox is something like an '80s-era Ford Escort or - even better - a Hyundai...

What’s Good For Us Is Also Good For The Clovers…. Or At Least It...

Ever ride without a helmet? It's not "safe" - well, it's less theoretically safe than wearing one. But it's most definitely pleasant - much more pleasant than wearing one. You feel...

2011 Lincoln Town Car

Here's to the last of its kind, the Grand Dame of American luxury liners - the Lincoln Town Car. Nearly 19 feet long (that's more than a foot longer than a 2011...

Brake Bleeding….

Bleeding brakes can be done several ways. The traditional two-man method requires one person to depress the brake pedal to the floor while the other opens a bleeder valve (there’s one...

Ethanol is Hot – In Ways You May Not Have Thought About

Ethanol may be a boondoggle in more than one way. Or even two. You may have read about the high energy inputs necessary to squeeze corn (and other materials) and brew the mash...

The Beauty of the Burnout

One thing I really like about old muscle cars is the freedom to do a burnout without having to beg a computer for permission first. I got to talking about that the...
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