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Sep 8
5

Try Westley’ Blech-Wite Tire Cleaner—if you haven’t already—it works wonders. Seriously never used anything like it. Obviously try it on a small section first.

Sep 8
11

Why are Subies always on either my front bumper, or rear bumper?

Sep 8
76

Didn’t Jalopnik recently argue that police should no longer perform traffic stops? Read more

Sep 8
25

That’s not how I remember it; my understanding is Montana had Reasonable and Prudent, and it went away because the Federal government threatened to take away highway funding if Montana didn’t institute a speed limit (I believe that was when they instituted the 55mph mandate, but I’m likely just conflating things there) Read more

Sep 8
238

Would excessive speeding like this be reduced if all speed limits were based on some sort of scientifically-based actual safe traveling speed, rather than having areas of arbitrary reduced limits, seemingly for no reason other than revenue generation? Read more

Sep 8
7

This will sound dumb, but I use 800 grit on the white walls if they develop a brown patch on them. You’re not really taking that much material off, it’s like using a foot file to get dead skin off. I got this advice from Coker Tire after a set of their American Classics went brown/tan after a short time. 

Aug 28
41

I’ll probably be in the minority here, but if you know what you’re getting into, this isn’t a bad car. It’s a luxury 7-seater that’s comfy, good on mileage, and drives well.

Aug 14
56

Why does reading a David Tracy article make me feel like I am enabling an addict who needs treatment?

Jun 30
63

Tired of boiling water every day? Boil a week’s worth and freeze the rest for convenient use later!

Jun 5
23

I give him kudos for not running over the assholes giving commentary.

Jun 3
112

I miss my i-MiEV so much. I was going to drive that thing until the heat death of the sun. Read more

May 19
10

Neutral: I just wish I can work all day with my five cats. They would make the work day soo much better. At least 3 of them would sit on the keyboard, the other two would stand right in front of the monitor. Read more

May 19
23

Might be but I doubt it. Car enthusiast and midlife crisis’er here; who thinks the best off road vehicle in the world is a rental car, in reverse.

May 18
71

Not related, but sending good vibes your way given the current scenario at your employer.

May 15
117

Can someone please show me a pic of a RWD, V-8 powered Acura Legend or RL? By my reckoning, there has never been such an animal. All Legends and RL’s have been FWD and V-6 powered. The 2nd gen Legend looked RWD and had a longitudinal V-6, but no V-8.

May 11
13

Like, I get pricing above standard market values if you’ve got something that’s truly 1 of 1, for a good reason. Not like, “this is the only TL with a rebuilt title because of fire and flood damage at the same time”. Read more

May 11
63

Oh don’t worry, I wasn’t about to offer full KBB value. 

Apr 25 2017
10

The ATLAS was a great engine drug down by the crappy GMT360 platform and neutered by GMT 355 trucks that couldn’t fit the full fat engine and made due with a 5 cylinder version of the same engine. What a waste.