This summer marks 10 years and 186,000 miles with the Grocery Grabber as a member of the family. 10 years ago, 12-year-old me was crushed when my dad said he was dumping his “cool” 2004 Acura TL for this car. And never in a million years would I have expected to fall in love with this mom-mobile, but here we are.
My RX330 must’ve felt bad for Jake’s IS and wanted to share the love, since it’s had quite a rough week, too.
We’ve had my ‘04 RX330 in the family for about 9.5 years and 164,000 miles. This has been more than enough time for me to rack up a ridiculous knowledge of these cars; it’s even been enough time for the family to pick up a second RX350. So I figured I might as well put this info to use in a guide here.
Last Saturday I was driving my family’s Mustang convertible with the top down. I’m going down a four-lane road at 40 mph. I end up next to a guy on a Harley, and he matches my speed. Being a person who likes to avoid social interactions, I’m looking straight ahead when I hear, “Hey, there!”
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This 1999 Azzurro Nuvola machine is currently residing in America’s Dairyland a good 6 years before it has any right to be. In fact, this car has somehow been registered in Wisconsin since 2001 and, yes, you have the chance to own it.
An alarm piercing the Saturday morning silence at 5:15 is just about the worst sound imaginable; it’s almost on par with a catastrophic engine failure or your phone shattering on the concrete. But car enthusiasts know this sound can only mean one thing: car shows. And boy was I glad I got up for these ones.
Hello Oppo! My dad and I are going to Supercar Saturdays at The Arboretum in South Barrington, IL on August 5th. We had such a great time at the OppoMeet last summer, we were hoping we could meet up with some fellow Oppos at the show.
I went to Starbucks to study yesterday and found every single Lexus SUV produced in the parking lot, except for the RX300, the LX, and NX series. The stereotypes are true!
The press embargo on the 2018 Camry has lifted, and the flood of reviews has hit us. In this time, I came to realize that, rather embarrassingly, I am actually excited about this new Camry and the engine tech it’s debuting. But what truly made me lose my mind was the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel.
This rally and the OppoMeet have both led me to the same conclusion, Oppo is full of truly amazing people.
While my RX330 is currently at the mechanic getting prepped for
the OppoRally, my “service loaner” is my dad’s RX350. Now that I’ve gotten a
fair amount of seat time in the 350, I’ve discovered that despite the cars
appearing to be identical, there are differences between them.
Today is my 20th birthday, and, conveniently, my
trusty Lexus RX crossed 220,000 miles just last Thursday. I guess today is as
good of a time as any for a little update since my last big post on the car
20,000 miles ago.
Just two Lexus RXes in their natural habitat– a coffee shop parking lot.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. MDX: the car for parents who want to look like super heroes as they take their kids to school, and who really want to show the curb at their local Starbucks who’s boss.
Two weeks ago, my family’s garage gained a new “L” branded crossover in possibly the least exciting car purchase ever. We now have two duplicates of the automotive enthusiast’s antichrist in grey and black. Introducing the Grocery Grabber 2.0, or the 350, as it will be more likely called.
I normally try to avoid short posts like these, but I’m making an exception because I had such an amazing time yesterday.
Within the past two weeks, middle fingers have been thrown around like candy at a parade. I have witnessed three minor road rage incidents from the passenger seat. One incident had especially terrible timing; it happened on the way home from seeing a loved one be taken away by a coroner. This is a problem.
Accidents occurred hourly, over 500 tickets were handed out, and, sadly, a mother and son were run over at this past weekend’s car shows in Wisconsin Dells. The events originally intended to celebrate a love of cars have turned into booze-fests full of two ton weapons. This is an embarrassment to car enthusiasts.
Ever since the annual list of new stick shift cars for sale in the U.S. was released, it made me wonder about what other features, or the lack thereof, are slowly dying in the new car market. This led me on a hunt to find the last few cars soldiering on without standard air conditioning.
The Ford Fusion just got a refresh for 2017, bringing the V6 and Sport designation rightfully back to the midsize sedan. However, there is one detail that has remained the same on this facelift, as well as the other new European Fords: the windshield wipers. Why did Ford suddenly switch to the “mini van” style?