Coming down off of the Jaguar F-type review was going to be hard, but I was pleasantly surprised when a Scion FRS appeared in my driveway. It’s MSRP of just under $27k is very reasonable, and a simple, light, rear wheel drive sports car is never a bad thing. Was it everything I’d hoped for?
Category: Long Term
I had this behemoth 2015 Ford Expedition for two weeks in Miami traffic with a wedding road trip to Key Largo thrown in. How does the Expedition handle in congested city and open highway driving? Is the Ecoboost 3.5 V6 a worthy replacement for the tried-and-true 5.4 Liter Triton V8? Short answer- What a great truck.
A funny thing happened not too long ago. After receiving cars for almost two years, I got a few Fords in a row. One was a Fusion 1.5 Ecoboost, and the other was an Escape 2.0 Ecoboost. Simply put, I was blown away at not just the cars themselves, but the technology and time Ford is putting in each and every model in it’s lineup.
I was contacted by K40 in August about reviewing their portable radar and laser detector, the K40 RL100. I wanted to make sure I got a good feel for the product before giving my opinions on it. I’ve used this product for a solid six months, and found all kinds of laser, radar, and speed traps with it during that time. I’ll break down some K40 history, my experience with the unit, and my recommendations.
It was a pretty exciting day. My M3 was at my house, and I was driving to Palm Beach International Raceway for a private track rental put on by Street Car Drags. My buddy David hopped in the car early in the morning for what would turn out to be a pretty monumental drive, for both good and bad. We cruised up there with not even a hiccup, got some Dunkin Donuts, and got between 25 and 30 miles per gallon in the process. Is this really a swap car? It’s my perfect car, that’s what it is.
I had no car after vacation, so I figured I’d review my wife’s Grand Cherokee! Enjoy!
It’s coming along nicely.
More to come!
A funny thing happened during my last road test. I was driving the SL550 and said aloud, “I love torque.” Powerband is great, especially in a light car, so it solidified my decision to put a V8 in my 95 M3. Why would anyone do this? Read on.
Here we have Jason’s 1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ. The Jeep came to us about 4-6″ higher and was previously used as a mud truck. It has ’79 Bronco axles in it, Dana 44 in the front, and the venerable Ford 9″ in the back. Though it was tedious getting most of the 50+lbs of mud out of the Jeep (I’m not exaggerating either!), the results are more than worth it. The bottom and interior tub were Raptor Lined for durability and rust prevention, and the jeep was treated to a fresh frame off restoration, along with refurbishment of nearly every system. The frame rails and interior components were painted and freshened, all bushings and bearings replaced, and the body pulled, welded, sanded, and refreshed. Basically the goal was to make a new (within reason) 94 Jeep on 37″ tires. We’re almost there.