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  • Ken's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 10:01 AM
    I'd love to see what I could get out of an old Mini engine given modern technology and metalurgy. And unlimited resources, of course - money being...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 06:15 PM
    I'm not much younger than you. I remember when a car was worn out at 100,000 miles. Now, most have more than that and are still going strong. I had a...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 06:52 AM
    Strange when at 65,000 miles a lot of Japanese engines have hundreds of thousands of miles left in them, still Japan's loss and your gain I...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 08:39 PM
    Actually, I don't know if he's still doing it, but there was a Senator trying to pass a law that would require vehicles be removed from the road at 5...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 08:47 AM
    How long before the manufacturers start lobbying the gubbmint to make owning a vehicle illegal on the basis that it could ruin the economy. 'Psst!...
    5 replies | 126 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    02-13-2017, 08:04 PM
    I picked up a "granny" car recently so I'm not looking for a new car. I happened to look at an ad in the paper as one of the guys is looking to...
    5 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    02-13-2017, 08:10 AM
    Renting is a much better deal than buying . . . for the landlord. You - the renter - never own anything. But you pay for everything. Forever. This...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-12-2017, 07:34 AM
    You canít inflate it - and you canít puncture it. It always runs flat. Potholes donít faze it - and thereís no possibility of bending the wheel...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-12-2017, 07:31 AM
    Eric started a thread 2017 Mini in New Car/Truck Reviews
    The latest Mini is bigger - and slightly smaller engined. Usually, that's a recipe for slower - and drinks more gas. Would you believe (best...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-11-2017, 10:02 AM
    Volvo - the famously Swedish car company now owned by the Chinese - was famous once upon a time for the crashworthiness of its vehicles. You may...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-11-2017, 09:56 AM
    Did you know that gas is cheaper now than it was 50 years ago? It may not feel it . . . but: Find an inflation calculator; for example the federal...
    0 replies | 27 view(s)
  • chiph's Avatar
    02-09-2017, 09:41 AM
    Super stealthy - the lights are barely visible below the rocker panel. And that's not a reflection on the door glass - that's the officer's laptop...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    02-05-2017, 03:23 PM
    Eric started a thread Dead Pool 2018 in Motor Mouth
    Less than three years from now, there could easily be three fewer car companies left on the field. One is the victim of a bad marriage, the other a...
    0 replies | 59 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    02-05-2017, 03:19 PM
    Eric started a thread Cash for Not Clunkers in Motor Mouth
    Youíve heard the saying that history repeats . . . as farce? Well, here we are. Not quite ten years after the government paid people to throw away...
    0 replies | 56 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    02-05-2017, 03:13 PM
    Did you know that after the F-150 pick-up, Ford's best-selling model is . . . the Escape? This is quite something given that unlike the F-truck,...
    0 replies | 61 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    01-31-2017, 08:21 AM
    Eric started a thread Trump Fires Termagant in Motor Mouth
    Washington just got a little less ugly. President Trump has fired Obama's acting attorney general, Sally Yates, over her refusal to enforce the...
    0 replies | 74 view(s)
  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-30-2017, 04:32 AM
    The driveline shop is closed on Saturday and Sunday, so I hope to take it down there later today (Monday). But I drove the Jeep yesterday and it...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-29-2017, 07:28 PM
    Given how expensive traffic tickets are, itís amazing so many people wonít buy a good radar detector. Unlike the car youíre driving, it actually is...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    01-29-2017, 03:51 PM
    The problem with noise is it travels in a unibody vehicle. I've hunted a noise at times almost to distraction. Sometimes you have to wait until the...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-28-2017, 02:35 PM
    First, they aren't twins. The Hyundai Elantra - and the Kia Forte. This isn't Camaro/Firebird - or Tahoe/Escalade. The same thing sold under two...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-28-2017, 02:29 PM
    Eric started a thread Elon's Carbon Con in Motor Mouth
    People sometimes said Ayn Rand's writing was . . . heavy. Obvious, too. Villains with names too good to be true (or believable). Elsworth Monkton...
    0 replies | 47 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    01-28-2017, 02:17 PM
    You may have noticed that there are lots of Subarus (all kinds, including ancient Brats from the '80s) running around places where it snows a lot....
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  • DonTom's Avatar
    01-28-2017, 12:50 AM
    This 1999 4WD Jeep which had the drive line noise problem and had both shafts replaced . . .and a year later the NEW replaced front drive shaft broke...
    17 replies | 4559 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    01-26-2017, 07:21 AM
    Eric started a thread Space Crony in Motor Mouth
    Critics of the Apollo program argued it was extravagantly wasteful, that the money spent sending men to the Moon could have been put to better use...
    0 replies | 57 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    01-25-2017, 08:49 AM
    Eric started a thread A Tale of Two Cities in Motor Mouth
    In Washington, President Trump announced that environmental regulations are ďout of controlĒ - and promised to get them back under control. In...
    0 replies | 51 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    01-24-2017, 07:24 AM
    Eric started a thread Rocket Man in Motor Mouth
    Critics of the Apollo program argued it was extravagantly wasteful, that the money spent sending men to the Moon could have been put to better use...
    0 replies | 83 view(s)
  • grouch's Avatar
    01-22-2017, 02:13 PM
    No, not Monty Python. Just a sort of....um....different motorcycle, sort of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1fvcp--Lzk
    0 replies | 150 view(s)
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