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Mercedes Streeter
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Staff Writer at Jalopnik and learning pilot. Loves all vehicles! Smart Fortwo (x4), Honda Beat, Suzuki Every, AmTran Bus, VW Jetta TDI (x2), Audi TT, Buell Lightning, Triumph Tiger, Genuine Stella...
Apr 15
23

An ignition switch on the steering column isn’t “logical,” it’s just familiar.

Apr 15
7

No, you don’t; just physically turn the tool, as you would a normal ratchet or breaker bar.  It locks in place when not in use.

Apr 15
6

I recently picked up a Ryobi 18V right angle 3/8" ratchet and it’s now my 2nd favorite tool after my 1/2" drive cordless impact wrench. Both of those are humongous time and effort savers.

Apr 15
4

I use mine all the time around the house and on my Jet Skis. Though it can be a bit bulk, when it fits it’s so convenient to just hold a button down to get the job done. I also invested in some Philips and standard drive sockets and my cordless ratchet works better than a cordless screwdriver (more powerful, better

Apr 14
18

California’s DMV (really CARB’s) official advice on some cars that were never imported to the U.S. is literally that you shouldn’t even try to register them in CA due to the emissions. I have only ever seen one Beat in the metal (at least I think it was a Beat, could have been a Cappuccino, still regretting not going Read more

Apr 14
9

OK, but bear with me... how about a JDM motorcycle? Maybe you need 400cc of bosozoku brattiness in your life?  

Apr 14
4

God, I love kei vans. There was always some small business tradesperson rocking a Bedford Rascal (the one Hammond flipped on the van episode of Top Gear) when I was growing up, and I always wanted one.

Apr 14
5

You’re filing the ISF before it gets on the boat, right? That was the one hiccup I had when I imported from France a couple years ago. That form didn’t exist the previous time I imported a car.

Apr 14
128

None. I will not be embarrassed to admit my love of any car. You should be embarrassed to be a hater if you give me crap about liking a machine that uses the power of fire to move my fat ass from point A to point B that many someones spent many hours and boatloads of money to design and build.

Apr 14
12

Comment section is broken so I can’t respond directly to Mercedes, so I’ll just say it here. I always thought they missed an opportunity by not having a convertible version of the last-gen Monte Carlo. Large(ish) comfy “sporty” 2-door with no legitimate performance cred? At least let me have the wind in my hair!

Apr 13
18

Oh no... don’t tell me they’re remaking The Longest Yard *again*…

Apr 13
51

Counterpoint, our local Utah Toyota Offroad group is fantastic. We sponsor public trail clean-ups and maintenance, teach proper land-use and techniques, and correct anyone who posts about misusing land.