1996 Volvo 850R Wagon: The OppositeLock Review

Nearly a year ago, I impulse-bought a rather forlorn Volvo 850 R station wagon. With undiagnosed engine-electrical issues, and fairly scruffy cosmetics, it was on the edge of being a basket case. I didn't even have much of an idea of what it was, but it was for sale locally, and I was looking for a cheap beater, so I… »3/17/15 7:31pm3/17/15 7:31pm


2014 Škoda Octavia Combi: The Oppositelock Winter Review

I had the good fortune of receiving this wonderful little car as a rental on my recent trip to Switzerland with my girlfriend. We had originally booked a manual Golf, only to find they had no cars of that class with a manual when we arrived. The rental agent offered to give us a free "upgrade" to the automatic… »1/20/15 1:39pm1/20/15 1:39pm