How much should we intervene?

One of my coworkers recently ended a lease on a Honda Crosstour 8 months early and bought a 2008 Accord with 80k miles listed at $10,000. The amount financed on the '08 Accord: $24,000! She feels like she got ripped off because they sold her a 2 year warranty for $2700, and there was a hefty lease-breakage fee, but… » 2/25/15 11:34am Wednesday 11:34am

The Honda Ridgeline Is Not A Utilitarian Pickup Truck

If my infamous "What Honda Should Do To Be Taken More Seriously" post revealed anything, it's that people don't take the Honda Ridgeline very seriously. People tend to observe the Ridgeline's rear bed and assume it's a pickup truck. Sure it may resemble a pickup truck, but then people compare it to the Ram, F150, and… » 2/09/15 2:15pm 2/09/15 2:15pm

Day 27: The locals are curious, but still don't realize I'm domestic

I went to an Import meet with Wichitoppo, and it was an... interesting experience. I taped a Honda badge to the front of the 'Sofa since it wasn't an import, rolled up, popped the hood, and immediately a crowd formed around the car marveling at my cone air filter larger than their entire engine, and my 'awesome strut… » 2/08/15 10:32am 2/08/15 10:32am

A Tale of Two Cities: Buffalo and Buffalo

Well, suffice it to say, it's been an interesting couple of weeks around here. About three weeks ago, my mother-in-law who lives out in Buffalo managed to crack up her venerable steed. As she was rounding the entrance to US-219, she caught and edge and her beloved 2002 Saturn SL2 met its untimely end with its nose… » 2/02/15 11:20pm 2/02/15 11:20pm