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The Mindset of Heroes

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This video was taken by a couple of guys filming outside a federal courthouse in Houston, TX: It’s interesting chiefly because it reveals (again) the arrogance of these armed government workers (cops, “agents,” etc.) who see themselves as a kind of Praetorian Guard, above the law and entitled to bully and abuse people even when…

The Bank Run

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If you own a VW diesel guilty of “cheating” Uncle, you’d better scuttle on down to your local VW store. Not to “fix” it (they’re not broken) but to get your money before there’s none left. On Tuesday, Uncle announced the most draconian punishment ever meted out to a car company over the TDI “cheating”…

Particulate Filters for … Everyone!

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VW – desperate to appear chastened over its “cheating” sins – has just announced it is going to fit particulate filters to its 2017 model year cars in anticipation of the next round of Uncle’s emissions fatwas. No surprise, right? Diesel-powered cars have had particulate filters for years. They’re used to catch… particulates, which are small…

2016 Nissan Titan XD

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Straddling the middle is no easy thing – but that’s what Nissan hopes to do with its new Titan XD. It is tougher – in terms of the beefiness of its frame, the grunt of its engines (including a standard gas V8, with a turbodiesel V8 available optionally) and its ability to pull and push more…

What’s a Clover?

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I get asked – what’s a Clover? Definition herewith: * Clover (noun): The root cause of every affront to liberty. The spoonful of poo that ruins a gallon of ice cream. Clovers are instinctive authoritarian control freaks. They can be found on the political left and the political right and in between. They do not believe in…

The Government Made Me a Litterbug

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Uncle has turned me into a litterbug. I’ve chucked empty beer bottles out the window. I do not like doing this. I feel guilty about doing this. I never used to do this. So why do I do it now? Because having an “open container” – or an empty one – in one’s car invites severe (and for me, a car journalist,…

The Anti-Tesla Gets No Love

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It’s interesting that the car That Makes Sense – economically and functionally – gets almost no press while cars that don’t (like the Tesla and other electric cars) do. Elio Motors (company web site here) had a near-production-ready car on on display at the New York Auto Show last week. Company founder Paul Elio gave…

Magnet Feedback?

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Are you guys liking the new EPautos magnets? Or do you prefer the stickers? Feedback would be appreciated! We still have both, by the way – so if you prefer one or the other, just say so and that’s what you’ll get. Also, please send in pics of the magnet (or sticker) affixed to your…

No Oil Change For You!

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California has become – ironically – the most anti-car state in the country. Fifty years ago, the Beach Boys sang about the The Little Old Lady From Pasadena. Today, the state government wants to restrict how often you’re allowed to change your car’s oil. And also, who’s allowed to do it. A bill (S. 778) is…