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Sometimes you actually get a lot done in a short time period... almost never..., but sometimes...

Today I put down a deposit on my new DD Today I put down a deposit on my new DD

Behold my insanity which has decided that this will be a suitable daily driver, wont be picking it up for at least a week though :(

Equinox is now work car, free of children Equinox is now work car, free of children

I have always done something to my work cars when semi-annually cleaning them out. Cut the top off, remove passenger seat & carpet, this time I removed the rear seat. And along with that the ability the bare children.

Best Brake Pads For A Daily? Best Brake Pads For A Daily?

The ‘ole white whale needs a new set a brake pads in the rear, so I figured I’d just go ahead and replace ‘em all while I’m at it. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually bought brake pads for a car, so I figured I’d see what the Oppopinions were. What’s the best brake pad for a daily driver? And..... GO.

New Plan for Weekend Driver New Plan for Weekend Driver

Step one, Purchase Limo:

Heart and Brain: A Classic Car Daily Driver Heart and Brain: A Classic Car Daily Driver

I do ask a lot of you, reader, don’t I? First I asked for your guidance, to either pull the trigger or pull mysef together on buying a Miata as an only car (jury’s still officially out on that). And now I’m back with an even more difficult question: is it possible to have a classic car as a daily driver?

Hm... This might be a good idea.

My mom might be getting a new car pretty soon. My car is reaching 131k and I’m afraid of having to deal with costly repairs and I don’t want nor need a large SUV anymore. My mom’s current car is a 2013 Hyundai Elantra which in my opinion is a pretty good car; it’s comfortable, sporty and gets decent fuel economy…

Today I Went 88 mph Today I Went 88 mph

Things started getting all kinds of weird.

Wrap Done Right Wrap Done Right

Usually when you wanna do a vehicle wrap, you start off with a dark finish. Black, grey—-something that won’t pop out at you when you change the main color.

Is It A Bad Idea To Autocross Your Daily Driver? Is It A Bad Idea To Autocross Your Daily Driver?

My brother and I have been having this discussion for the last few days and I wanted to know what other people though. My brother just got his first car, a 2013 Chevy Cruze 2LT with the RS appearance package (picture above is from GIS, not my brothers car). It’s a 6spd manual with 1.4 Turbo engine. It’s a peppy little…

The Brakes Broke The Brakes Broke

So it’s looking like I have a bad rear drivers side caliper on the 2007 Milan, my DD. Which means after over 50,000 miles of ownership and 97,000 total miles on the car, something has finally failed. 2.5 years of ownership with no repairs other than brake pads all the way around (rotors up front), a new set of tires…

So tell me... what's your compromise car? So tell me... what's your compromise car?

Living in LA, it’s really tough choosing one car to do it all. The rutted roadways, curvy canyons, distant destinations, and abundant alliterations... there so much to consider when deciding on a car. Matt Farah frequently mentions on The Smoking Tire podcast, it’s really tough to have one car in LA due to all the…

The Hardy Boys in “The Case Of The $800 CV Axle”

Frank and Joe Hardy had just purchased their new ride, a 1987 BMW 325ix. Its tight, angular, boxy curves seemed to burst from the reserved styling and its motor roared to redline in every gear, producing savage pops and growls. The steering? Perfectly weighted.

One Year With A Barn Find Daily Driver - Experiences & Expenses One Year With A Barn Find Daily Driver - Experiences & Expenses

The time has come. It has now been exactly one year since taking on the task of driving my 1963 Mercury Comet barn find car every single day. You can read the article which details my first few months of owning her right here but I’ll give you the basic rundown if you don’t feel like jumping into that one.

Winter Tires: Light Snow Impressions Winter Tires: Light Snow Impressions

We finally got a little bit of snow to see how much difference the new snow tires really make. Let me preface this by saying that for the past 7 years or so the MR2 has been my daily driver on summer or all season tires and has always been surprisingly good in the snow, even taking me over the Appalachians in the…

Fixin' Up My E30 Fixin' Up My E30

I bought an E30 that is in good mechanical condition, but in need of some work here and there. Most of what's needed is electrical, some cosmetic.

New Daily Driver New Daily Driver

I am currently bringing my Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6 from Germany to America. The Pug is sitting on the port of Bremehaven, awaiting loading onto a RoRo ship. The French car was my daily driver in Germany for my last few months there, but due to its rarity in the US it might be less than wise to drive it daily here. For…

What is the worst car you can justify buying? What is the worst car you can justify buying?

So basically all we talk about is what kind of car we want to buy and why. And we all have different opinions about that. Some of us say used luxury, new base model, vintage, truck, city car. The point is all cars are a great answer for something... as long as it can be justified.

1978 VW Scirocco S: in the wild 1978 VW Scirocco S: in the wild

The involuntary camera reflex quickly took over whence I spied this super-clean '78 Scirocco S in Sonoma County this weekend. Bask in its clean, jalop daily driverness. Great exhaust note as well, but my camera failed to do that aspect justice.

Can You Really Daily Drive A Classic Car? Can You Really Daily Drive A Classic Car?

When I was fifteen, I began restoring my 1966 Ford Mustang which I drove daily from age sixteen to seventeen - in all of its dual exhaust, low-geared, four barrel carburetor, nine mile per gallon glory (I still have that car). At age twenty-two, I bought a 1979 MGB which was the most moody little thing I have ever…

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