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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-12-2020, 07:15 AM
    How much difference does three feet - and 50 years - make? It’s the difference between a 1970 VW Beetle - that could carry four people, two of them...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-10-2020, 06:47 AM
    Eric started a thread Rules and Rulers in Motor Mouth
    If they - those who rule us - were at least consistent, it might be easier to believe their rules had a purpose . . . other than to rule us....
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    08-08-2020, 03:35 PM
    A few months ago, I drove nearly to St. Louis to buy a truck out of a barn. (400 miles round trip.) It had sat for 5-6 years in the barn and when...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-08-2020, 07:10 AM
    It is far from a bad idea to consider buying an older car given the “new normal” descending. But - as with most things - there are downsides as well...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 04:26 PM
    My Master Fitter grandfather described the carburettor as 'An infernal device guaranteed to deliver an incorrect gas mixture at all times. And...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-06-2020, 07:37 AM
    If you’re under 40 and thinking about buying a car that’s older than you are, there are some things you may not know about - but will need to learn...
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    08-04-2020, 04:33 PM
    Most of the trouble with the late 1970s vintage Mopars with the "Electronic Lean Burn" was that no one knew how to properly tune them! The big shots...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-04-2020, 03:38 PM
    Crossovers are so popular, they’re getting smaller. Examples include the Honda HR-V, which was one of the very first subcompact crossovers - and...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    08-02-2020, 06:36 AM
    Eric started a thread Buying Orphaned Cars in Motor Mouth
    McDonald’s isn’t successful because of its food. It is successful because of the availability of its food. Whether in LA or NYC, McDonald’s is right...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-31-2020, 06:55 AM
    Eric started a thread Fungibility in Motor Mouth
    One of the things many people are probably thinking about right now is whether to convert whatever cash they may have into something valuable. Or -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-31-2020, 06:48 AM
    Just as Face Diapers aren’t about “stopping the spread” - that's just the marketing for what's actually being sold - electric cars aren’t about...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-24-2020, 06:18 AM
    If you ever wanted to buy a new Fiat . . . without going to Italy - this may be your last chance. Fiat isn’t doing well - because small cars (which...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-20-2020, 06:10 AM
    Every car has a service schedule - based on miles or months, whichever occurs first. Something else may occur first, though - like a “peaceful”...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    07-17-2020, 12:01 PM
    Eric started a thread 2020 bmw z4 in New Car/Truck Reviews
    Some things go together like bagels and cream cheese - and sports cars and manual transmissions. As a rule, sports cars used to come standard with...
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    07-15-2020, 07:41 AM
    Eric started a thread To Shift for Oneself? in Motor Mouth
    Leaving aside the fun, is there a stronger argument to be made for the manual transmission vs. the automatic? It depends on your perspective. There...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 07:12 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Operatic interlude. in Grouch's Garage
    Reubens was a very gifted classical artist with a great eye for flow and movement in both form and nature. Did you know that he was knighted by...
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    07-14-2020, 07:27 PM
    grouch replied to a thread Operatic interlude. in Grouch's Garage
    I think her boyfriend is one of the producers. He's in the clip. I've never heard an operatic trained voice singing rock and roll but she really...
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