So, I did a thing. I put my money where my wagon-loving mouth is, and actually bought a Regal TourX. 2019, Essence, all options. No, it isn’t brown. No it isn’t a manual, no, it isn’t a diesel. But it’s a friggin’ wagon.
Here’s some videos of what that looks like.
The price has leveled off but it was an interesting hour for investors.
A few weeks back, I posed the random question to Oppo: If I go with my friend on a road trip to pick up a CTS-V wagon he wants to buy, do I blog it? I guess it was a bit of a dumb question, since this is Oppo after all, and who doesn’t want to see some V-wagon.
So my friend is planning to buy a CTS-V wagon in manual, and asked if I’d come with him to pick it up and drive it 1400 miles home. This would happen about 3 weeks from now. Should I blog the trip on Oppo, or would people not really care too much about what will likely be a fairly uneventful road trip?
Project is still a little rough around the edges cosmetically, but at least I was able to do this on the cheap. The charger is completely hidden, so I can always change the grippy pad/magnets without having to pull the thing out of the dash again. I've wanted to do this project for most of this past year, so I'm glad…
... because "fica" in Italian means "cunt."
I saw the oppo link about Consumer Reports and their WRX in the snow - and was surprised that most people think the auto-test guys are as boring as the toaster-test ratings.
My wife's aunt wants a winter wheelset for her 2012 CR-V, which has the 16" painted steel wheels on it, stock. I figured it'd be easy enough to find used ones for sale, but I'm astounded how tough it seems to be.
Looking for engineers. Gather your resumes!
I know it says 'spyder' on the side, but I'm terrible with older cars. No idea what this thing is.
Lots of news lately about Consumer Reports and their Tesla prompted me to share this with the Oppo crowd. I had originally paid for a CR subscription almost 3 years ago in order to do some research into baby related stuff, and started commenting on their Car articles as well. I've come to appreciate their car reviews…
Can't blame him for wanting to do it, but 139 MPH on a 2-lane stretch of I-95 is a bit much.
Parking judge, on his last day on the job, gets a parking ticket: