I haven’t posted here in a bit, largely because my schedule is oppressive. But oppressive in a good way. And Oppressive and Oppositelock come from the same Greek root Oppes - meaning “the giddiness one feels right before catastrophe.” Not sure about that. Been a long time since I studied ancient Greek.
This is the 1975 Baldi Frog. They only built 300 of these between 1973 and 1975 and there are thought to only be 3 in the US. This one is pristine and I got to go for a ride in it. Check out the video:
I’m always fascinated by automotive oddities, and a friend of mine recently acquired this. The Baldi Frog. Only built 300 of them over 2 years in Italy, there are probably only 3 in the US.
Hurricane Harvey is estimated to have destroyed half a million cars in its path. These flood-damaged cars will often be deemed unrepairable and many will be considered total losses by insurance companies. Even so, quite a few of them will end up being sold to unsuspecting buyers, often in other states. It’s something…
We need banks but if you’re not careful - they’ll nickel-and-dime you to death. And some of the fees are voluntary.
Whenever I mention traffic stops or the police, I get a few comments and emails from people who want to edumacate me on the law. “You don’t have to pull over when the cop turns on his lights.” Or, “You don’t have to talk to the officer when he/she approaches your car.” The Constitution you say?
We’ve all seen the signs on the backs of the trucks. STAY BACK! Not Responsible for Broken Windshields! Most people suspect the signs are nonsense - but I explain how we know they are. And some other related topics.
I’ve gotten a lot of requests to do this one. The class action on the dual clutch Fords is about to be resolved and many people are wondering: Is it a good deal? Believe it or not, I think it is.
Ever wonder what inspires someone to become an attorney? For me, an occasion where I was ripped off by a transmission shop had a lot to do with it. I sued them and won. And then went to law school.
In 25 years of practicing law I’ve seen a lot of scams. Here are the five largest scams I am familiar with. And I’m measuring by how many victims there were.
Hey, if you want one of them 840 horsepower monsters from FCA, you’ll need a pile of cash and you’ll have to sign a deal with the devil. Or at least a Demon contract with FCA. What does it mean and what does it do? I’m glad you asked.
People strapped for cash will often take desperate measures to raise money - and one of the least advisable is the Title Loan. And this is something you should never do. Ever.
Many Ebay car buyers feel protected by the little shield and the words “Vehicle Purchase Protection” which appear on each car ad on the site. That shield and those words do not do what most people expect, and I have the stories to prove it.
Recent news reports tell of a rash of car burglaries. Groups of hoodlums breaking into new cars on dealer lots and prying out the nav systems. The bad news? Those cars will all be patched up and sold as “New.” Welcome to Michigan.
I came across a 1942 Buick Super in the woods of Northern Michigan recently. While I am fascinated by any old car I find in the woods, this particular car represented something quite important. It was one of the last cars built by the American auto industry before we tooled up for war – an event that inspired…
I’ve gotten a few calls lately regarding salespeople telling buyers that cars had features they didn’t. The buyers think it may have been an honest mistake but the seller still won’t make it good. Yes, that happens too.
My podcasts lately have been inspired by phone calls and emails I get at work. And lately, I’ve had more than one person ask me about buying a used “lemon” on purpose. That is, intentionally buying a car that had been bought back by the manufacturer because it was catastrophically defective. Can you guess where I’m…
Well, it’s come to this: I’m doing the list of rules used car buyers need to follow to not get ripped off. At least once a day I hear from someone who got ripped off by not following one of these.
We’ve all been told about things which are “against the law” while driving - which seem like they might be - but aren’t. But how would you know? Did you ever look it up or ask an attorney? I go over a bunch of these in this week’s podcast.
You might lose a title one day but if it was in your name, that’s easy enough to fix. What if you lost the title to a car BEFORE you had it put into your name? It can be fixed - but it will take some work. And I explain today.