Posts tagged "Automobile"

Is a 15-Year Old Ford Focus Worthy of Love? Yes. Yes, It is.

Is a 15-Year Old Ford Focus Worthy of Love? Yes. Yes, It is.
I am one of those people who washes their car before trading it in. Although I know full well that your VIN ┬áis much more important to a dealer than opting for the barrage of bubblegum-scented foam at the local car wash, I still do it every time. For me, washing the vehicle prior to... Read more »

Can The Hypercar Add Legitimacy to Hybrid Technology?

Can The Hypercar Add Legitimacy to Hybrid Technology?
  For years, I refused to buy into the concept of hybrid vehicle technology. To be frank, I always thought the whole hybrid technology was ill conceived, provided little real-world benefits and was nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Just think about the engineering layout of a hybrid for a moment. You are basically taking... Read more »

Behind the Wheel in a Nissan Versa: Proof That Crap Comes in Many Colors

I like to believe that every dog has its day. As an automobile enthusiast, I sincerely want to believe that no vehicle- regardless of design, engineering or country of origin is inherently bad. Taking all of that into account, I am still finding it quite difficult to accept that the Nissan Versa is by any... Read more »
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An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.

An Open Letter to The Person Who "Squeezed" Into a Parking Spot... and Hit My Car.
To Whom It May Concern, First off, let me start off by introducing myself as the gentleman whose new Volkswagen you (repeatedly) scratched while attempting to squeeze all 201.2 inches of your Honda Odyssey into a space with room for only 199. Had you have taken an additional moment to look directly ahead of my... Read more »

Blogapalooz-Hour XIII: Why I Miss Spontaneous Test Drives of Well Worn Vehicles

Blogapalooz-Hour XIII: Why I Miss Spontaneous Test Drives of Well Worn Vehicles
As most people who read my blog already know, I love the automobile. From the smell of a new interior to the feel of a vintage, wooden steering wheel between my fingers, I am simply infatuated with the automobile and still find myself daydreaming like a little child about the next time I can get... Read more »

The Volkswagen Jetta: Why Can't I Just Say No?

The Volkswagen Jetta: Why Can't I Just Say No?
The other day I came to the realization that I have personally owned a lot of vehicles. Sitting down and doing the math, I have basically averaged one vehicle for each year I am old. This is actually quite impressive considering that I am not (nor have ever been) independently wealthy nor am a card... Read more »
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How to Give Your Car a White Collar Oil Change

How to Give Your Car a White Collar Oil Change
I have been on the road a lot lately. For those of you that follow this blog and my tweets, you know that I have been quite the busy man and have been doing my fair share of traveling. In the midst of all of my travels, I realized that my MKV Jetta was in... Read more »

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.2)

If you are just jumping into this blog for the first time, please allow me to warn you that today’s installment is a continuation from **THIS BLOG** and should be read first. I am just going to assume that you clicked the link and read the previous post and the beginning of this story first,... Read more »

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.1)

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.1)
“You know, they say that the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world.” This statement was presented to me by my friend Flemming (who also happens to be my brother-in-law to be) as we sat together on his patio, enjoying a craft beer and admiring a beautiful 10:00pm sunset at his lovely, rural,... Read more »
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The Daily Grind- Sunroofs: Let in the Light and Potentially Cause Several Hundred Deaths... Simultaneously.

From a weather standpoint, today is a beautiful day. Gazing down at the thermometer on my vehicle’s information display, I noticed that it was a supposed 60 degrees outside, which placed it 10 degrees above my “…warm enough to open the sunroof and share my personal space with the world” rule. So as the sun... Read more »