Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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Some More DIY Don’t Do’s… Learned the Hard Way

Maybe you are thinking about doing some of the upkeep your car needs yourself. It's a great way to save some money - and can be very satisfying, too. But it's...

2012 BMW X5: The “Crossover” With Cojones

BMW's X5 has one thing no other mid-sized luxury-brand crossover's got - an available turbodiesel engine - and another thing very few others - in fact, just one, the Infiniti FX...

Retro review: Honda S2000 CR

Time machines do exist. If you want to remember what was really quick - and state of the art - circa 1999, take a drive in a 2008 Honda S2000. It hadn't...

Return of the Beetle – Mark I

I've begun to notice a fair number of old (Mark I) Beetles on the road. The original ones.  Last sold here (new) in the late '70s. Not at car shows (or...

More on the Electric Edsel

Well, here's a surprise - the Chevy Volt electric car isn't selling. Only 3,200 of these $41,000 "economy" cars have found buyers so far - most of them probably in the Hollywood...

2012 New Truck/SUV Preview, Highlights & Predictions

The 2012 model year is almost here - and could mark a turning point away from traditional (truck-based) SUVs, at least as far as mass-market vehicles. The redesigned Ford Explorer, for openers,...

SHTF Vehicles

In my last column I wrote about buying land as a hedge against both currency collapse and the very real possibility of roaming mobs of violent thugs in a SHTF scenario....

A Not-Car Column….

Last weekend, we bought some land. This flies against policy (our policy) of never buying anything except that which can be paid for at the time of purchase - and even though...

Getting into the Old Car Hobby

On warm summer weekends, in neighborhoods all over the country, the sounds of the past burble to life: hemi-head 1950s-era V-8 Chrysler letter cars, Pontiac GTOs and Chevy Camaros - maybe...

2012 Range Rover Sport: 33 MPG Turbo Diesel … But Not For US

Well, this is a drag. The 2012 Range Rover Sport will offer a brand-new 3 liter turbodiesel engine and eight speed automatic capable of 33 MPG. Oh. Wait a sec. It just won't...
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