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A $40,000 Headrest (or Why I Love the 2016 Kia Sorento SXL)
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A $40,000 Headrest (or Why I Love the 2016 Kia Sorento SXL)

Aside from the decision whether or not to plunk down, say, $1200 for a Sleep Number, Simmons, Serta or another brand of mattress invariably beginning with the letter ‘S’ after lying horizontal while fully clothed, sneakers on, for a period of time not greater than 23 seconds, is anything more […]

Ford Will Save Your Kid’s Life With Their Inflatable Rear Seatbelts
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Ford Will Save Your Kid’s Life With Their Inflatable Rear Seatbelts

Well this is an absurd and ridiculously disturbing report: “The most recent National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) found that restraint use for children from birth to seven years old in 2013 dropped two percent compared to 2012, and child restraint use in the rear seats also decreased two percent during that time.” I mean, seriously? […]

Big Guy Car Guy Report: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Reveal Video
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Big Guy Car Guy Report: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Reveal Video

A part of me — the rough and rugged part that doesn’t get much air time, the part of me that pines to call a woodshed home, the part of me that revels in the rare chance to work with my bare hands — still lusts for a Toyota truck. […]

Being A Better Parent Means Being A Better Driver
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Being A Better Parent Means Being A Better Driver

It’s all connected. All of it. I’ve never had a drink, I’ve never done a single drug, and I try like hell to never look at my phone while at the helm of the family car. My burning desire to be keenly aware for and of every waking moment started […]

Big Guy Car Guy: The Pontiac Solstice And My First Mid-Life Crisis
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Big Guy Car Guy: The Pontiac Solstice And My First Mid-Life Crisis

I’ve been assured by my pal Stirling Matheson who covers all matter of RIDES for Complex Magazine that I am not having an early-onset of an automotive-induced midlife crisis. In fact, he claims that there are no midlife crisis cars, only cars that are cool. Plain and simple. Sounds alright […]

6 Unexpected Features of the 2015 Toyota Sienna
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6 Unexpected Features of the 2015 Toyota Sienna

It’s got swagger. But of course you already knew that. It has style too, especially the higher-end variants and the knee-weakening Salsa Red Pearl exterior paint option. But here are six surprising features of, and unexpected uses for, the 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan. A Private Changing Suite The ’15 Sienna […]

Big Guy Car Guy: Two Days in Florida in a 2014 Nissan Altima
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Big Guy Car Guy: Two Days in Florida in a 2014 Nissan Altima

Where’s the damn USB port? This was the 1st, 3rd, 8th and final question I asked of the 2014 Nissan Altima we rented from Hertz at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando last week. We only needed a car for only a couple of days, to partake in our […]

Big Guy Car Guy Report: 2014 Toyota Highlander on a Pacific Northwest Adventure
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Big Guy Car Guy Report: 2014 Toyota Highlander on a Pacific Northwest Adventure

There’s always that moment, the exact moment when you know you’ve found something special: brilliant sea glass shimmering like Poseidon’s trident wedged into a rugged coastline, the tastiest mojito within a 30-mile radius of your front door, a sweet girl who gets all of your Airplane! references. It might not […]

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