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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 PM
    How long before they bring back prima nocta? It’s a serious question. Other aspects of feudalism have been part of everyday life for so long now we...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 PM
    New cars come with maintenance schedules that give you time/mileage intervals for things like oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotation and so on. Follow...
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  • Dave Brand's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    Suddenly I'm starting to feel old! We visited the NAM a few years ago - I couldn't remember just when, so I asked my wife. 1988! That "few" years...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    the girl friends son-in-law graduated A school last week. While we were down for that and some other family events, the two of us drover over to...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    There is a Moore’s Law for cars, too. Like computers, they get faster - and cheaper - with each new generation. BMW’s new 5 Series is a case in...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 AM
    You might want to buy a used car while they’re cheap - but not just because they’re cheap. And cheap they are. Because of unprecedented desperation...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 09:07 AM
    It was the late '90s and Cadillac was trying to shed the AARP Aura that had enveloped the brand like a sickly fog of Vicks Vapor Rub since at least...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 08:26 AM
    Within 12 years, only 5 percent of the driving done in this country will be done by "autonomous" drivers - according to a study that is getting huge...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 09:23 AM
    Eric started a thread The Red Queen Rules in Motor Mouth
    One of the truly scary things about living in The Homeland, as it is officially styled nowadays, is that you are subject to punishment prior to...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-13-2017, 06:24 PM
    It’s much simpler buying a Japanese 1500 series full-size truck like the Toyota Tundra - and its across-the-street rival, the Nissan Titan (reviewed...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 07:38 AM
    Almost every new car I test drive - even the humblest hybrid - has a speedometer that reads to at least 120 mph. 140 is common; 160 not unusual....
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 08:26 AM
    Eric started a thread cc in Motor Mouth
    Whatever the government touches, it always changes - often, for the worse. Two examples are electric cars - and renewable fuels. Because government...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-09-2017, 10:17 AM
    Cars are so much better than the government had intended that one can only imagine how good they might have been had the government not been involved...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 02:10 PM
    Eric started a thread xxxx in Motor Mouth
    The federal government is like a wood stove in the winter. It uses a lot of wood - and is always hungry for more. The “wood,” of course, being our...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-07-2017, 02:29 PM
    Everyone knows Rocky - the movie character. Not many people know Chuck Wepner - the real-life boxer who went 15 rounds with Ali - and knocked him...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-05-2017, 07:49 AM
    Eric replied to a thread Irreparables in Motor Mouth
    Imagine a ticket for “failure to display a front license plate” - not even a moving violation - costing you almost six figures. Nathan Cox of...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 09:21 AM
    A guy named Nandi Cain got badly beaten by a law enforcer over . . . jaywalking. Yes, I know. Cain invited the brutal take-down and beating. Not for...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 09:16 AM
    Eric started a thread Irreparables in Motor Mouth
    You’ve heard the saying - if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? True enough. But there are also things you can’t fix once broken. The car will never be...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    05-01-2017, 01:32 PM
    Eric started a thread xxx in Motor Mouth
    You can’t just sell gas anymore. Most people don’t realize it, but what they’re pumping into their car’s tank isn’t actually gasoline, properly...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    05-01-2017, 06:17 AM
    That aluminum body is running a lot of long time owners into Ram and Chevy dealers. Hit from behind the trucks tend to fold up. Side swipe something...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-30-2017, 03:17 PM
    If the Bugatti Veyron “transitioned” into a truck, this might be the result. Instead of 1,000 horsepower, almost 1,000 ft. lbs. of torque. Instead...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    04-29-2017, 07:01 AM
    Ken replied to a thread Demonized in Motor Mouth
    In this danger averse, fatwa ridden, Nanny Stating and politically correct world that we currently live in it is hardly surprising that Clods,...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 08:49 AM
    Eric started a thread Demonized in Motor Mouth
    Really, it’s surprising it took them so long. But it is much more surprising that automotive journalists are leading the chorus ululating for the...
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  • chiph's Avatar
    04-27-2017, 01:54 PM
    chiph started a thread Called it! in Motor Mouth
    Several months ago I predicted that FCA's woes would result in their turning Jeep into a full-line car company. And it looks like that might happen....
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  • chiph's Avatar
    04-25-2017, 03:49 PM
    Traffic engineers use the 85th percentile as their target for setting speed limits. Of course, "concerned citizens" (clovers), revenue-hungry police...
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    04-25-2017, 02:51 PM
    chiph started a thread Buffett gets a deal in Motor Mouth
    http://kxan.com/2017/04/25/how-warren-buffett-fast-tracked-a-bill-yet-no-one-wants-to-talk-about-it/ In Texas, auto makers cannot own car...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-24-2017, 07:30 AM
    Late last week, it was revealed who squealed. The Clover responsible for making it impossible for any of us to buy a diesel-powered Volkswagen...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    04-24-2017, 05:40 AM
    Back in the day, when your bike wasn’t running right, you had to wrench to figure out why. Now, you can tap an app on your phone. And know what...
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