Used Car Buying Tip: Don't Trust Your Own Eyes 

As some of you may remember, I’m still in the market for a vehicle. I sold my S4 Avant back in April and have been driving my girlfriend’s Mk VII Golf should my bicycle prove to be an inadequate mode of transportation. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve had a few vehicles graciously loaned to me by various manufacturers during… »8/18/15 8:00pm8/18/15 8:00pm

The AutoTempest Blog Week In Review July 20th-24th

Covered lots of topics on The AutoTempest Blog this past week, so you’d be forgiven for missing a story or two. However, it is now the weekend and you’ve got all the time in the world 48 hours to catch up on everything you missed. Classic cars at Auctions America California, a Malaise Era Buick worth driving, why a… »7/25/15 11:00am7/25/15 11:00am

What would you buy if you needed a car for at most 4 months?

My sister mentioned she wants a car for the summer, so I suggested that if she buys the right already-depreciated beige-mobile, she could sell it later and be minimally out of pocket. Am I on the right track? I figure any sort of higher mileage Japanese econobox should do the trick, despite my Jalop leanings. »5/25/15 2:25pm5/25/15 2:25pm

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 8:57am4/13/15 8:57am

Everything I Hate About Buying Used Cars in a Five Minute Window

I enjoy acquiring used vehicles. I don't enjoy the process of acquiring used vehicles. I have friends that get off on it, which is fine. I don't. I was explaining everything I dislike about it to Darla on our way to a local B lot. Not that I had to, she knows me. We were going to this lot to look at a 16 year old Land… »2/09/15 4:59pm2/09/15 4:59pm