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Nissan non-Nanny Vehicles

Nissan may be the last redoubt of (somewhat) non-Nanny State cars. Nissan vehicles do not have DRLs; you can turn the traction control off (really off - not "limited") and - ...

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...

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...

Throw (Clean) Diesels in the Woods?

Diesel engines could deliver us - from high transportation costs. There is no reason - well, no technical or economic reason - why consumers couldn't have access to $15,000 subcompact economy cars...

Safety Inspections

One of the hallmarks of the Clover Mind is acceptance as an article of faith that most people are too dumb to do that which is in their self-interest without the...

Bears Stomping Cars

In Cuba, they're still driving cars from the '50s. Not to antique car shows on nice Sunday afternoons, but every day. Because Cubans can't afford new cars. Soon, most Americans won't be able...

Maybe Napoleon Was Right…

Napoleon believed in liberty - just not for most people. Most people, he reportedly said, are herd-cattle not capable of living as individuals in society without the external restraint of authority to...

Escalation

One of the worst aspects (and there are many) of "law enforcement" in Late-Empire America is the unwarranted - rapid and violent - escalation of response by police, often out of...
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