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Congress dry humped Toyota over bullshit while I was rolling around on four tons of iron that might lose control due to a common and known flaw?
I call foul! I had my reservations about owning anything associated with a government owned company and this is why. Continue reading
I had a brief moment of terror, followed by a longer period of mental disarray, and finally a sinking feeling of money being drained from my life forces. (It’s like raising children.) Continue reading
A phone call from a roving Adaptive Curmudgeon to Mrs. Curmudgeon. Ring ring… Mrs. Curmudgeon: “Hello?” Me: “AAAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH!” Mrs. Curmudgeon: “I’ve told you to switch to decaf.” Me: “I HAVE! I’m in Starbucks, surrounded by hipster dipshits, and I’m drinking … Continue reading
At the Starbucks. After a couple hours and some Internet based review of the word “death wobble”. Ring ring… Me: “Curmudgeon speaking. If you’re a telemarketer prepare to die.” Mechanic: “I checked your truck. It’s ‘death wobble’. You need to … Continue reading
Standing at the service counter at a dealership: Mechanic: “What happened.” Me: “I was driving along, everything silky smooth. Then all hell broke loose. The damn truck shook like a meth addict dividing by zero.” Mechanic: “It was a violent … Continue reading
Captain’s Log, Monday: 10:30 am: I don’t get it. For no apparent reason, the truck went from a smooth running flawless example of modern refinement… to an uncontrollable terrifying vibrating paint mixer that shook my skull loose. 10:40 am: I … Continue reading
Captain’s Log, Monday: 10:01 am: AAAAAAUUUUUGGGGHHHHH! 10:02 am: I have abruptly pulled over to the side of the highway. Something has gone suddenly and catastrophically wrong. I would have wet myself but I lacked the presence of mind to do … Continue reading
Captain’s Log, Monday: 10:00 am: I’m piloting my truck down an Interstate’s flawless pavement. My glorious steel steed of freedom is a marvel of precision and torque! It is humming smoothly, tracking like I’m on rails, and hauling a righteous … Continue reading
Other ideas run aground on established interests and bureaucracies. They’re killed in their crib and never make it to prime time. Here are a few examples near and dear to my heart: Continue reading
Ok, I’ve been dithering through two posts to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that: The Chevy Volt sucks so bad that even the craptacular Edsel (formerly considered the wheeled definition of unmitigated total automotive/financial disaster) was a resounding … Continue reading