Some thoughts on being a young gearhead and learning to drive

Automotively, I suppose you could say I’m a bit of a late bloomer. Living in a relatively walkable part of the San Francisco Bay Area, and having nothing more appealing to drive than my parents’ pair of ugly 1990 Volvo 760s, a matched set of gold sedan and gold wagon, I didn’t bother with getting my driver’s license… » 7/07/15 3:45am Today 3:45am

Well nuts

Driving in the left lane of a four-lane major road in traffic and all of a sudden it goes from sparse puddles to 18 inches of water. I was in the Civic. Dropped to 1st and slowed to 20mph and soldiered through it. The water obviously was high enough to slosh over the alternator (why did they put it near the BOTTOM of… » 7/07/15 12:28am Today 12:28am