Finally drove a V60 today, and I liked it more than I should.

There was a V60 at work today that needed driving, so I volunteered, being a Volvo enthusiast and two-time Volvo wagon owner, despite my recent replacement of my Volvo with a Mazda, and I'm always vehicularly curious. I'm a big fan of Volvo's lineup, and the S60 is a recurring favorite if mine amongst European luxury… » 5/08/15 7:06pm 5/08/15 7:06pm

Topping-Off Part 2: How to properly fill up your gas tank.

In response to my last post about why you should’t Top-Off your gas tank, and the damage to your car that can result from it, I found out that apparenty not everyone knew what that term means. For those that don’t know, it means that you’re literally overflowing your fuel tank on purpose. The reason people do it… » 5/07/15 1:23am 5/07/15 1:23am

Wife issued an ultimatum: Selling Volvo today (probably)

So as I've written about before, I've replaced my beloved 1990 Volvo 760 turbo wagon with a 2003 Mazda6 S V6 sedan, because I needed something newer, safer, less persnickety, and my lovely wife had to approve of it because it would be our first major purchase together as a married couple (our house was owned and paid… » 4/13/15 8:57am 4/13/15 8:57am

New York International Auto Show Day One: #Blessed To Be At #NYIAS

When I was just a wee lad growing up in the green mountains of Vermont there was a car show that took place every June just 20 minutes from home. It was a pretty good size show and featured everything from a Model T to a hot rodded hearse. Even then I felt very lucky to have been exposed to what I thought was a very… » 4/02/15 10:00am 4/02/15 10:00am