Look at how the wheel arch cladding gracefully flows into the extensions at the rear of the truck that make the back door recessed. I bet this thing gets 1 whole mpg better than the old school FedEx truck next to it! Now if only they could learn to properly fucking deliver a package to my house...
Remember back in the 90s when car stereo companies made motorized LCD-display single-DIN car stereos where the screen retracted into the unit, or popped out and stuck out of the dash, like Brian Spilner’s green Eclipse?
I posted my 335xi for sale, but I’m not exactly in a rush to sell it, because I actually got frustrated with a buyer flaking on me and just paid the fucking thing off. But I left my ads up, and tonight I got this email.
I often encounter this Focus at work because it often parks near the semi-protected space I like to park in that’s almost always open when I arrive. The Focus has not been washed in ages. Either that, or it has been washed, and keeps getting dirtied back up every weekend.
Went out on the boat with my folks this weekend and we stopped at Sharps Island Light, a lighthouse built on the Chesapeake Bay way back in 1882. It was built on a concrete caisson and when the bay froze over in 1977, ice picked up the caisson, tilted it, and put it back down crooked.
I’ve been noticing a steady stream of cars around me that have stickers on them with the owner’s instagram handle. It’s almost always a lightly modded mainstream performance-ish car, just like this 86 I noticed today. I’m in the DC burbs. Who else has spotted this trend, on what kind of cars, and where?
A couple weeks ago I stopped into a local Toyota dealer to check out a certain used car. This Supra was sitting in the showroom. Apparently they’re using it as a placeholder until they can put a new one in its spot.
In light of the 800+ comments on the FP post about Boomers complaining about the C8 Corvette not being able to carry their precious golf bags because it’s mid-engined, I have news for you, boomers: some mid-engined cars have trunks.
Some car dealers around me are way too overzealous about tacking unnecessary shit onto cars. Criswell Auto however, decided that SUV tailgates present an excellent branding opportunity. Fuck this shit.
Ok, I get it, sometimes you can’t help but park under a tree. But at some point you have to say enough’s enough and wash your car. Even if it’s a Mercury Mariner.
Remember the other day when my review of the Honda Civic Si turned into a Suze Orman episode about my financial planning abilities or the lack thereof? Well, I did some investigating and I might have to tweak my plans some.
My wife and I are talking about saving up to buy a house here in the not-cheap DC burbs within the next year or two. We’re trying to find ways to economize our budget. I should try to get something normal and practical but my mind doesn’t work that way. But maybe I’ve got something going here.
This car belongs, I think, to an employee of the McDonald’s a couple blocks away from my neighborhood. If not, it’s parked at that McDonald’s an awful lot. I never noticed until now, it has vanity tags that say XRCIZIN. Perfect. This is the second clean Merkur I’ve seen in my neck of the woods, amazingly enough.
I bent both my front summer wheels a while back in a construction zone where the road had been torn up and steel plates were littered everywhere. I had my wheels repaired at Eurobeatwheels (5 stars on Yelp, Google & Facebook) and I’m going to submit my sorta-pothole claim with the state of Maryland as this happened on…
My friend spotted none other than someone that looks a lot like Mr. Fake News Amazon Washington Post himself in this black & yellow McLaren Senna with temp tags this afternoon in Arlington, VA where Amazon HQ2 will be.
Haven’t seen one of these in a long long time. Back in the late 80s & early 90s when I was a kid and these were new, all us kids thought they were ancient. Everyone’s mom had a Taurus/Sable wagon, or minivan, or maybe a fwd Cutlass Cruiser.
I found myself with a little extra free time this weekend and decided to stop in to my local Genesis “dealer” (a.k.a. my local Hyundai dealer that added a new Genesis sign out front but no separate showroom, yet) to check out a G70 3.3T. It was pretty good!
Fair warning, shit gets unexpectedly real at the end of this. The part they tack on at the end with the lion is the GAHHH, just sayin.
I’ve been going down the V8 Miata rabbit hole lately, and specifically what I want is a white NC Club power hardtop with red decals, tacked-on fender flares, bronze wheels, and an LS3 swap with heads, cam, intake manifold, throttle, & headers. But this thing is insane yo.