As a chronic Craigslister, I often come across the huge, six ton military truck in the picture above called the M35A2—aka the “Deuce and a half.” The crazy thing is, the huge behemoth routinely sells for under $2,000, which makes it a total bargain in terms of weight-to-dollar ratio. What other ridiculously huge cars…
Sometimes I am simply overcome with an inexplicable and inexorable automotive obsession. There’s nothing I can do about it. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself having spent the last hour doing nothing but watching videos of RB5s.
I live in a bubble. It’s a wonderful oily bubble that’s noisy and smells like gasoline. It’s a bubble formed by my job and my interests, and it is overwhelmingly concerned with cars. It’s important to remember, though, that most of the world does not live in this bubble. Most people aren’t really all that focused on…
Yesterday, I asked you what you do with your extra car parts. Of course, the typical response was to hang onto them until they were needed again... however long that might take. Days. Weeks. Months. Decades. I was expecting some paperweights.
This past weekend, David discovered what a very bad and broken manual transmission looks like on the inside. He now has a bunch of useless gears he should recycle, but he’s probably just going to keep them in a box somewhere for a really long time. Does anybody else do this?
As a current New York City resident, I’m constantly barraged with warnings of “Don’t fly out of Newark, it sucks” only to hear a week later “Don’t fly out of JFK, it sucks” and then usually “Don’t fly out of Laguardia, it sucks.” All my options are bad. But there are those of us near little regional hubs that have it…
As many drivers know, reverse is the car gear that lets you drive backwards. That’s a fact. But different manual transmissions have different locations for reverse! Which way is the right way?
A guy with a Mazdaspeed3 was having issues with his air conditioner, so instead of sweating and swearing at it in the parking lot of his apartment, he took it to a dealer to get repaired. When he got it back, he found this on the dashcam. Should he be upset?
Car companies have to try just as hard to sell a Cavalier as a Porsche Carrera. Harder, probably. What’s the most over-the-top, blown out, high production, too-good-for-its-own-good ad for the most undeserving car?
Zoom! Whoosh! Yowza! We all like driving with vigor and intensity but now, man, I’m starting to think that there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Speed, that is.
It’s easy to know what a beautiful car is—you see something like, say, a Lamborghini Miura, and you just feel that wonderful ache in your chest. Same goes for ugly cars– one glimpse of an Aztek and you can feel your gonads crying out in despair. But what about those cars that, somehow, manage to exist in both camps?
A very nice 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ was in my sights a few months ago. It was exactly what I wanted, and yet I let it slip away. Now I lose sleep thinking about it.
We all have a particular car that we like and enjoy! I, for instance, like the Maserati Khamsin. What about you?
There are many different kinds of cars and many different kinds of driving. For each of these modes, there is a safe, obvious, reliable choice of vehicle. These are the Toyota Camrys (Camries?) of the car world, and I think I can pinpoint them all.
Cars today: too big, too heavy. Ugh oof strain cramp ugh.
Think of their bounteous presence broadly and bigly traveling the roads: they are the large cars of beauty and grace. But where are they?
Never let anyone else drive your car.
I have a deep-seated mistrust of valet services. I don’t trust strangers to take my car to a place where I can’t see them park it. I don’t trust strangers who don’t give a shit about my car. I don’t trust strangers in a hurry with my car. I don’t trust strangers in my car.
Small trucks are good, because they are both trucks (1) and small (2). But which one was the most good?