Vehicles

Read on for all of my car and truck reviews, all of which are vehicles that I have extensive experience either owning or borrowing. I am a utilitarian owner, so the reviews are centered on dependable but rarely luxurious vehicles. Apologies for the inconvenience, but I generally can’t accept requests for vehicle reviews because these do rely on personal experience (unless you have a car for me, then go ahead and request, by all means). I will not rehash basic specs or other people’s opinions on cars, though I’m sure I can recommend some good websites to find that information.

The 1998 Ford Taurus: Heading for Mechanical Disaster

The 1998 Ford Taurus: Heading for Mechanical DisasterThis review of the 1998 Ford Taurus details a wide range of problems with design, transmission reliability and other similar issues. Other than its wonderful handling on ice, this car was a non-stop headache from purchase to... Read More »

The 1994 Ford F-150 Extended Cab: Reviewed Over Snow, Ice and Mountains

Reviewed 1994 Ford F-150 stayed with us for 4 years and about 100,000 miles. It ran great, though the cruise control was disabled for a recall and the clutch had to be... Read More »

1987 Plymouth Caravelle: Last of the Non-Stop Dinosaurs, Reviewed at 300,000 Miles

1987 Plymouth Caravelle: Last of the Non-Stop Dinosaurs, Reviewed at 300,000 MilesI borrowed a 1987 Plymouth Caravelle when my own car broke down. It had been beaten up, neglected and abused, but still ran like a champ after a whopping 300,000 miles. This may not be the prettiest car, but it's certainly the one to trust if you need a great commuter vehicle or have a traveling... Read More »

1996 Subaru Legacy: Who Needs Pretty? Reflections at 200K Miles

1996 Subaru Legacy: Who Needs Pretty? Reflections at 200K MilesOur 1996 Subaru Legacy wagon takes on Wyoming's snow and ice, keeps running over thousands of miles with little difficulty, and goes easy on the gas budget. It may not be pretty, but we certainly have no... Read More »