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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-22-2018, 07:14 AM
    Who owns the data culled by your car? And - more to the point - who is profiting from it? And why aren't they cutting us a check, at least? All new...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 10:29 AM
    Tim Allen would love this one.
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    01-20-2018, 10:25 AM
    grouch started a thread Clover repelent in Grouch's Garage
    Ever get behind some little person in the left lane and fixated on their cell phone? I have to drive by a local University on my way to and from...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 08:14 AM
    Itís reasonable to adjust speed for conditions - snow, for instance. But what about drivers who drop their speed because it might snow later? Road...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:39 AM
    Eric started a thread Whose Ideas? in Motor Mouth
    Itís been said that good ideas donít require force - while bad ones rarely get traction without it. True enough. But how about a qualifier? Whose...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:36 AM
    Eric started a thread The V2V Bee Hive in Motor Mouth
    Ayn Rand, for all her quirks, had some solid things to say. One of these was that civilization exists - or declines - in proportion to privacy. The...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:31 AM
    Eric started a thread The drug Whisperers in Motor Mouth
    You may have heard about people getting speeding tickets not based on the reading of a radar gun or other instrument subject to empirical...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:21 AM
    No one knows who invented the shoe - but not surprisingly, it caught on. The crossover is another such idea - and we know whose that was. Back in...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:14 AM
    Eric started a thread The Wave Builds in Motor Mouth
    Out on the open ocean, a tsunami is almost impossible to see; but as the wave gets closer to shore, it builds and swells and all of a sudden, it...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:11 AM
    The Ford Ranger is coming back - sort of. There's the name, anyhow. Not much else in common. The original Ranger - which was last available in 2011...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 10:07 AM
    Eric started a thread Thou Shall Not Pass in Motor Mouth
    This country is painted over with double yellow bars - a sort of rolling-ribbon prison, from which escape is not possible. Legal passing zones -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 09:58 AM
    Itís hard to make an economic case for any converted hybrid right now. This means all hybrids on the market right now, except for the Toyota Prius -...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 08:40 AM
    One of the oddities of our era is that cars are getting bigger - and heavier - but engines are getting smaller. It's because the government hasn't -...
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  • Ken's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 12:41 PM
    Ken replied to a thread 2016 bmw k 1600 b in On Two Wheels
    I do hope so, Mike. Ken.
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  • MikeHalloran's Avatar
    01-06-2018, 01:25 AM
    You do mean m/y 2018, not 2016, right?
    2 replies | 253 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    12-27-2017, 09:34 AM
    Volvoís got something pretty much no one else has - a high-performance compact wagon. Itís the Polestar version of the V60 wagon, 367 horsepower and...
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  • grouch's Avatar
    12-24-2017, 01:41 PM
    grouch replied to a thread The Best Kept Secret in Motor Mouth
    I drove a 1961 Plymouth Valiant in high school. It had one option. A heater. It had 2-60 (pre-Nixon) air conditioning, "Armstrong" steering. "Charley...
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  • Eric's Avatar
    12-24-2017, 08:16 AM
    Eric started a thread The Best Kept Secret in Motor Mouth
    The best-kept secret about new cars is how little you have to spend to get a luxurious car. The car industry doesnít want you to know this, of course...
    1 replies | 199 view(s)
  • Eric's Avatar
    12-24-2017, 08:10 AM
    The more I work on the í72 Beetle - aka Sexual Chocolate, the car I am helping my teenage protege learn to work on - the more I realize why most...
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