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 7:31pm 3/17/15 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 1:39pm 1/20/15 1:39pm

Airbus A380: The Oppo Review

As some of you may know, I recently spent a few weeks in Greece. I live in the Washington, D.C. area, and because my G650 was out for an oil change, I had to fly commercial. My itinerary was D.C.>Paris>Athens, and the first leg of that trip was aboard an Air France A380. For those of you who do not know, the A380 is… » 8/15/14 3:12pm 8/15/14 3:12pm