Quick Question: Why Can't I Stop Thinking About Volvo Rebadging a Camaro in the 1970s?

Like many people, there’s a part of my brain that unconsciously stores visually similar things. That’s why we can see faces in bathroom sinks and also why I’ve always thought that the 1969-1975 Volvo 164 looks strangely similar to the 1972 Chevrolet Camaro. I kept thinking about it this morning, so instead of taking…

Quick Question: Should There Be More Non-Driving-Related Foot Controls?

Now, I know that as humans we’re bipedal, but when we’re in a car, driving, we’re really being true quadrapeds. All four of our ropy, mammalian limbs are in use. And, in an automatic, its’s just three limbs, which means one limb is just being lazy. There’s a lot to control in a car–should we be giving more for that…

Quick Question: If You Could Breed Cars Like Animals, What Would You Breed?

Here’s a thought for you to occupy your Friday afternoon while you try to look like you’re working: what if you could breed cars like animals? What if you had a full car-ranch, and using the same principles of animal husbandry and genetics that humans have been using to breed animals for millennia, you could breed…

Quick Question: Do You Look Into The Window Of The Car Next To You?

I’ve noticed there’s something I seem to instinctively do as I drive, and I don’t think I’m alone. I don’t know why I do it, and I don’t really have a sense of how common it is, so consider this article my first attempt to learn more. Here’s what it is: if I’m stopped at a light, or keeping close pace with a car next…

How Do You Feel About Spare Tires Jammed In The Engine Bay?

Spare wheels are bulky, dirty things. That’s part of why they’re becoming less and less common in cars, replaced with tire inflation kits and printed notes from the manufacturer to “deal with it.” Usually, the spare is stashed in a car’s trunk, but not always. Today I want to know how you feel about the controversial…

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