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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 08:29 AM
    Eric started a thread Little Brothers in Motor Mouth
    Every new car is infested with Little Brothers - in the form of code and programming that “corrects” outright or thwarts whatever it is you wanted to...
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    09-16-2017, 12:41 PM
    Occasionally, I get sent products to try out - and let you guys know about. INGEAR just sent me a flashlight/emergency tool to have a look at. It’s...
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    09-16-2017, 12:35 PM
    Whenever the government is rabidly enthusiastic about something you can be reasonably sure you shouldn’t be. Electric cars are being pushed for all...
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    09-16-2017, 12:28 PM
    Even better - from a certain point-of-view - than a radar trap based on an under-posted speed limit is a radar trap with a changing speed limit. One...
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    09-16-2017, 12:26 PM
    Eric started a thread No More Keys for You! in Motor Mouth
    BMW is the first major car company publicly talking about eliminating car keys entirely. Instead, an app would be installed on your smartphone to...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    09-16-2017, 12:20 PM
    Well, the diesel’s gone. It never even arrived, to be precise about it. Mercedes thought about offering it - had planned to offer it. Had even...
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    09-12-2017, 06:52 AM
    Eric started a thread The Kids Don't Wrench in Motor Mouth
    Working on cars has become part of America's cultural past, like so many other things which used to define American culture. Which was, above all, a...
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    09-12-2017, 06:44 AM
    The snow leopard is a big cat, too. Like the jaguar - except it is built to deal with snow. So also the F-Pace, which is the snow leopard of...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 06:27 AM
    Since they can’t sell electric cars - not enough of them, anyhow - and not without subsidies so huge they amount to outright bribes - the solution...
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    09-04-2017, 07:39 AM
    Eric started a thread Harvey Hooptie in Motor Mouth
    As the waters recede from Houston, thousands of flooded cars will be aired out - and shipped out - to unsuspecting used car lots all over the...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    09-04-2017, 07:25 AM
    Cadillac is doing extremely well . . . in China. The Chinese own Volvo. And may soon own Jeep - one of the few still-viable pieces of what used to be...
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    09-02-2017, 10:03 AM
    Eric started a thread Harvey Hooptie in Motor Mouth
    As the waters recede from Houston, thousands of flooded cars will be aired out - and shipped out - to unsuspecting used car lots all over the...
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    09-02-2017, 08:26 AM
    Eric started a thread 2017 Mazda6 in Motor Mouth
    It’s odd that the sportiest car in its class has less engine than the others in its class. The car is the Mazda6 - and it comes only with a four....
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    09-01-2017, 09:18 AM
    chiph started a thread Gas lines in Austin in Motor Mouth
    The rumor got started - allegedly from WFAA up in Dallas, that there's a gas shortage. And of course, everyone rushed to the pumps to fill up,...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-30-2017, 01:06 PM
    Recently divorced guys usually go out and get themselves a young girlfriend. I decided to do something different. I brought Little Stinker into my...
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    08-30-2017, 01:05 PM
    Eric started a thread Subjective Safety in Motor Mouth
    If they were at least consistent, you might be persuaded that Our Controllers were truly concerned about our safety. As opposed to using “safety” as...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-28-2017, 10:51 AM
    First of all, there are no turbos. That fact alone sets the current Toyota Highlander apart from almost all other mid-sized crossover SUVs - most of...
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    08-28-2017, 10:29 AM
    This is the program that allows small-town police departments to buy armored vehicles, camo uniforms & helmets, and grenade launchers from the DoD. ...
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    08-27-2017, 03:16 PM
    I've been watching the news coming out of Texas with Harvey. Lot's of folks volunteering to use their jacked up trucks (well, it IS Texas after all)...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-23-2017, 06:44 AM
    The fuel delivery system in a new car costs more than the entire engine used to. And still does - if you're lucky enough to own a V8-powered...
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