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  • Eric's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    “Defensive” driving has killed driving in this country. It is a regime defined by hypercautious passivity - that being fundamentally at odds with...
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    04-19-2021, 01:05 PM
    Subaru’s thing used to be small, rugged cars - sedans and wagons - that were built to deal with bad roads and poor weather as well as a 4WD truck or...
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    04-18-2021, 07:46 AM
    Eric started a thread Drive 55 Everywhere in Motor Mouth
    Speed limits are about to become limitless - as in, whatever those who set them say they are. This has always been true, to an extent - in that all...
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    04-17-2021, 07:00 AM
    Alternative history scenarios make for great story telling - about what might have been. What if the Confederacy had not allowed itself to be goaded...
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    04-14-2021, 10:03 AM
    V6 engines are disappearing - even from luxury sedans like the Mercedes E-Class - a type of car which used to come standard with one. It now comes...
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    04-10-2021, 06:54 AM
    Jaguars were famous, once, for their silky in-line sixes and V12s - as well as their uniquely elegant English styling. Nothing else looks like...
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    04-09-2021, 07:13 AM
    When does 450 horsepower seem kind of . . . limp? When you’re behind the wheel of something with more than 700 horsepower. That’s the difference -...
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    04-06-2021, 07:32 AM
    The name change - even if April Foolsey - is indicative of what this change is all about. The Volkswagen was - literally - the people’s car. It was...
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    04-05-2021, 07:01 AM
    Eric started a thread Highways Are Racist in Motor Mouth
    Now highways are racist - and must be cancelled. So saith the new Oberbefehlshaber der Transport - Pete Buttigieg. Whose bona fides to hold this...
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    04-04-2021, 06:16 AM
    Eric started a thread The TRX vs. the TA in Motor Mouth
    The '21 Ram TRX I am test-driving this week has more than three times as much horsepower (702) as the 455 V8 in my '76 Trans-Am made when it was new...
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    04-03-2021, 06:11 AM
    You can’t reduce the size of a 4x8 sheet of plywood to hide the rising cost of one - or shave some length off a 2x4x8 - without it being not only...
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    04-02-2021, 06:48 AM
    Eric started a thread Diaper Report 4/21/21 in Motor Mouth
    Why do so many - practically everybody, in many areas - Diaper? Even in the absence of "mandates"? Even when the "mandates" aren't enforced - at...
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    03-29-2021, 10:24 AM
    Selections have consequences - again. You may have noticed how much more you’re paying at the pump now that Orange Man is gone. For most of the...
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    03-29-2021, 08:46 AM
    The Genesis GV80 does not have a V8, as its name seems to suggest it might. But it does have something else that’s getting hard to find in a...
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    03-25-2021, 08:02 AM
    How long will it be before people make monthly payments on toothbrushes? It’s not all that far-fetched when you consider that many are already making...
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    03-24-2021, 07:26 AM
    Eric started a thread California's Deciders in Motor Mouth
    California’s deciders want to ban everyone’s cars. If we’re talking about cars that aren’t - cough - “zero emissions” electric cars. The state’s...
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    03-23-2021, 07:10 AM
    You used to be able to get a V6 in a Honda Accord sedan. But now that one’s a four cylinder-only sedan. The good news is, there’s a new sedan made...
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    03-22-2021, 10:32 AM
    The American driver is being nudged into electric cars like the Tesla and most Americans are already driving cars like the Tesla in that almost all...
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