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Reader Q (Sept. 21, 2017)

Here's the latest reader question, along with my reply: Sue asks: I obviously love my 2012 Prius C. What 12V Battery do I get for this car? I can't find it anywhere for...

A Four-Wheeled Measure of Inflation

Uncle says inflation is only robbing us of 2 percent of our wealth each year. (That is what inflation does - it undermines the value of the cash you have -...

On Deck!

I will be on the Kennedy Financial show tonight (their web site is here) at 8, with the audio hopefully available here by Friday. I should also be getting the audio...

Tomorrow’s (S)election

What was it Bill Murray's character chanted in Meatballs? It just doesn't matter. Or rather, it might - but not for the obvious reasons. Either way, the country will have an authoritarian corporatist...

Achtung, Baby!

I stumbled on this video of a WWI-era German Panzer (tank) engine; air-cooled V12 and a really big "carbon footprint"! This made my day I figured I'd share it - in the...

2011 Audi Q7 TDI

So, what's the real-world mileage of Audi's Q7 TDI diesel? I wish I could give you an exact number but while I was trying to get the Q's fussy trip computer...

Parts isn’t Parts . . . Anymore

What good is a car that could last for 20 years without major work if the minor parts you need to keep it running become unavailable after as little as ten...

Internal Border Checkpoint AGW

Here's video taken by a couple of guys at a "border" checkpoint some 60 miles from the border. They had already passed through the actual border where - reasonably - they...

The Disappearing Passing Zone

The incidental annoyances that make life in this increasingly less free society less and less enjoyable continue to expand and multiply. The disappearance of the lawful passing zone is one such....

Why the Majors Love Mandates

I've written previously about the add-on cost of government-mandated "safety" equipment such as multiple air bags and (most recently) stability control, tire pressure monitors and (soon) back-up cameras and (very possibly)...
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