I Got Screwed By An Auto Repair Shop And It's My Own Damn Fault

A commonly held idea in car culture is that “German reliability” is as oxymoronic as a diarrhea-free Chipotle burrito bowl. “The most expensive car I can ever buy is a cheap German,” people say. To prove them wrong, I bought a broken BMW 540i and planned to have someone other than me fix it, as I had other things to…

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Forget The Gumball. This Is What A Cross-Country Rally Is Supposed To Be

In California’s organic-hipster-foodie restaurants, a waiter will tell you what’s not in the food before telling you the two things that are in it. The same could be applied to this rally: It’s not a chance for wealthy men to flaunt their black cards. It’s not a rolling Grey Goose awareness campaign. It’s not a race…

How I Prepped A Lexus With 900,000 Miles To Drive From New Jersey To LA

Before one sets off on any reasonably long automotive journey, it's important to kick tires and check fluids. However, when you're staring down the barrel of 1,000,000 miles on the odometer, it pays to be a little more cautious. Here's how I made sure that I (hopefully) wouldn't be left stranded in the bad…

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A Great Thing Happened After Thieves Stole And Stripped My First Car

For those of you lucky enough to never have had this happen, realizing your only car was stolen, stripped, and abandoned feels really, really shitty. However, there are times in life when what you lose in material goods is nothing compared to what you gain in love for humanity. This is one of those times.