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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 […]

The Minivan Test on HuffPost Parents
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The Minivan Test on HuffPost Parents

I published a simple list post about minivans on OWTK a bit ago. Maybe you read it. Maybe you liked it. Hell, I’m even lazy enough to use the exact same photo from it here. HuffPost Parents later asked me to expand on it, make it beefier, make it funnier, […]

The Big Guy Car Guy Report — 2000 Miles in the 2013 Toyota Prius V Hybrid
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The Big Guy Car Guy Report — 2000 Miles in the 2013 Toyota Prius V Hybrid

Test drives are cute. You and/or your decision-making better half climb into something shiny. You adjust the seat and promptly sink into it like a manicured hand in an Italian leather glove. Each perky fiber of the impeccably clean floor mat stands at attention to salute the weathered soles of […]

7 Signs You’re a Minivan Owner
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7 Signs You’re a Minivan Owner

Whether you’ve got one or have a hankering for one, here are 7 easy ways to know if you’re minivan material. 1. You frequently call your daughter Sienna…and she answers to it. 2. You read Dan Gets A Minivan…and get all the references. 3. Your 2nd row kids insist on […]

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