Here's How I Fixed My Embarrassingly Loud Mercedes S-Class Without Going Broke

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class should be a few things: luxurious, comfortable, and above all, quiet. My car was two of those things, but failed pretty miserably on the last bit because of one common component failing in spectacular form. Here’s how I fixed it with my bank account and sanity intact.

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Selling My Super Rare Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Was The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

The one thing I fear the most in life is a missed opportunity. The idea that I’m missing out on something great in the future for a present-day luxury literally keeps me up at night. So, in order to secure said future, I’ve finally sold my ridiculously rare 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4. This sucks.

My Stupid Cheap Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 Is Way Worse Than I Thought

Bargain hunting is fun. It’s the act of finding something that someone has apparently undervalued and using it for its original purpose, but for a fraction of its original price. However, as is the case with my criminally cheap Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, sometimes one man’s junk is just junk, no matter how much you…

I Bought The Worst Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 In The World

Wisdom is a product of age and experience. When you get older, you tend to be better at judging something on its merits, rather than your emotional attachment to it. That’s why a while back, after losing money on cars that I initially intended to sell, I vowed never to invest my time, money, and sanity into a vehicle…

My Mercedes-Benz S-Class Broke Down On The Highway 

I’ll be the first to say buying a cheap used luxury car is, above all else, tempting. It’s like ordering a $10 eight-ounce steak and then realizing that the measurement was in pounds, not ounces—even if it does have an expiration date that may prove uncomfortable for most. Here’s how my cheap used luxury car met its…

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…

Why The Hell Did I Just Buy A Broken Porsche 944 Turbo?

The main thing I advocate for people to do when purchasing, maintaining, and modifying a car is research until your eyes bleed. The more information you have about something, the more likely you’ll succeed in finishing said project. As it turns out, I am absolutely dogshit at following my own advice because I just…

I Just Lost $25,500 On My Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 And I Couldn't Be Happier

There’s a saying: money isn’t made when you sell, it’s made when you buy, meaning that it pays to get something cheap if that thing carries future value. This notion also presents a very unique problem in that parting with said cheaply acquired item can be excruciating, especially when it’s a Caracas Red 1999…

How I Bought And Sold Maybe The Last Stock Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 

When a rare opportunity presents itself to you in such a way that it must be too good to be true, get out - it’s clearly a bait car, you idiot. However, when something comes along that’s just on the cusp of believable, then it’s up to you to carpe the shit out of that diem. This is one of those times.

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This Classic Ford Bronco Was Pulled Out Of A Junkyard To Race Baja Again

The motorstorm of retro off-road awesomeness that is the NORRA Mexican 1000 takes over Baja next week. Among this year’s competitors is this badass Bronco; it won the race almost forty years ago, ended up a derelict in a desert junkyard, and is returning with a legendary driver and a fresh restoration.

Here's How I Painted My $400 Lexus SC300 With Zero Experience

Mechanical work to some people is the knuckle-splitting, swear-inducing bane of their existence. For me, it's a relaxing source of satisfaction. Body work, however, is like volunteering to be a rower on a Viking slave ship - tiring and tedious with no end in sight. Without further ado, here's how I prepped and…

How I Installed A JDM Twin-Turbo Engine In My $400 Lexus SC300

There's a scientifically proven formula for making cars better: Add power until something breaks. If nothing breaks, you haven't added enough power. This notion is what can turn ordinary rental fleet cars into the Charger Hellcat, and it's exactly the reason why I decided to give my cheapo Lexus the turbocharged…