Big Thrill, Tiny  Package Big Thrill, Tiny Package

Posted in Art Of The Flip by Tavarish | Views: 22087

Follow my train of thought: In a local supermarket, walking through the dairy aisle after picking up a pack of mozzarella slices and whole wheat bread, I wondered how universal my mundane grocery-getting adventure was. Then, I thought about how most car enthusiasts, rich or poor, wanted the same thing for the most part: a thrill. That brought me to ponder what the most thrilling car was for the least money, and that led me to the EP3 Honda Civic Si. I had to have one.

Will we see the end of car culture within our lifetimes? Will we see the end of car culture within our lifetimes?

Posted in Life by Jim Zeigler | Views: 5600

Here's a reality for many car guys: You pull up next to a Prius at a stoplight and look over at the driver with a mix of pity and condescension. You think to yourself “You have the money for a new car and you buy that?! You could’ve had a dozen Miatas/Fox bodies/busted-ass E30s for the money!” Then you roar off in your $3500 scrapheap, winding out the first few gears to remind them of their mistake and offset their carbon neutrality. Automotive enthusiasm comes with a bit of smug superiority. And, at this point in history, we’ve never been more on the defensive.

5 Things No One tells you about owning a used Luxury Car 5 Things No One tells you about owning a used Luxury Car

Posted in Life by Tavarish | Views: 48017

There's a difference between being cheap and treasuring value per dollar spent. One is knowing where the best burger joint is, and the other is going up to other tables and asking for unwanted leftovers and spare ketchup packets. Understanding this distinction is the reason why almost exactly one year ago I purchased a used Mercedes-Benz S500 and drove it daily. Here are a few things I learned along the way.

Restoring a Dollar-Store Supercar Restoring a Dollar-Store Supercar

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There are a few cardinal rules when buying a car to resell: Don't buy one with potentially expensive mechanical issues. Don't buy electrically complicated cars without proper diagnostic equipment. And never buy one that needs expensive bodywork. Unless, of course, it's a BMW E39 M5. This is the story of how I bought and sold the Ultimate Driving Machine.

The Rusty Bavarian The Rusty Bavarian

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When assessing the practicality of a project, it's important to know the point in which you throw in the towel and admit defeat. I'm a bit of an oddity in this regard, as I was born without the part of my brain that makes sound automotive decisions. This is exactly why I bought a crashed and rusty 16-year old, 4-door BMW with the hopes of making a profit.

An Open Letter to Hot Girls Posing with Cars An Open Letter to Hot Girls Posing with Cars

Posted in Life by Tavarish | Views: 24983

There are aspects of various car communities that transcend simple trends and become ubiquitous within the culture in general - concepts that are taken for granted as a staple in the community, regardless of the detriment they can potentially pose. One in particular that deserves a literary shotgun blast to the temple is a scourge visible in nearly every car magazine, show, and photoshoot: The "hot chick".
  • Here's The Real Reason Why /DRIVE Started Charging For Content

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    If you're a car enthusiast, chances are, you've seen a /DRIVE video, but you probably also saw that they were one of the first major channels that have moved to a premium model of content, meaning that each month, the subscriber gets charged to watch the high-quality videos the channel puts out. Admittedly, people were pissed and many theories came about as to why a channel with that many loyal followers would do such a drastic move. Mike Spinelli, one of /DRIVE's main personalities, puts all the rumors to rest in a quite reasonable way. 

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  • How Can You Get 200,000 YouTube Subscribers Starting From Nothing?

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    Regular Car Reviews may be the funniest car channel on the internet today, bar none. It combines quick-witted, super-specific references with toilet humor and insightful commentary to make something that you can't help but binge watch. In this edition of Offtrack, I sat down with Mr. Regular as he explained to me why Delaware isn't such a great state and why people get weird when they meet celebrities. This may get odd. 

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  • Here's The One DIY Guide Every BMW Owner Must See

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    BMWs are great cars for the most part. Their performance per pound make them a serious competitor in the market for people that want a thrilling driving experience. But they do have an achilles heel: The cooling system. As the system is sealed, meaning that there's nowhere to bleed off air when in normal running condition, bleeding the system properly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running for years to come. Here's how to do it, the right way. 

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