2000 Volvo V70R: The OppositeLock Review

Getting to meet your hero. It is something that we all dream of doing. However, most everyone knows that it very rarely works out for the best. So was my case with one of my automotive dream heroes, the Volvo V70R. I began lusting for one after seeing a beautiful example come for sale near me when I first started… » 3/30/15 11:02am 3/30/15 11:02am

1996 Volvo 850R Wagon: The OppositeLock Review

Nearly a year ago, I impulse-bought a rather forlorn Volvo 850 R station wagon. With undiagnosed engine-electrical issues, and fairly scruffy cosmetics, it was on the edge of being a basket case. I didn't even have much of an idea of what it was, but it was for sale locally, and I was looking for a cheap beater, so I… » 3/17/15 6:50pm 3/17/15 6:50pm

2008 Mazda3 S Touring Hatchback: The Oppositelock Review

August 2009: I was beginning my second (and last) year at community college. The following year was my first at WKU (Western Kentucky University), about an hour or so from home. My vehicle at the time was a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 coupe. It was in great condition with me being only the third owner (and I was very… » 3/12/15 11:25pm 3/12/15 11:25pm

2012 Publix RTS Shuttle Kiddie Carts: The Oppositelock Review

There comes a sad point in most every man's life when they have to settle down and become more practical. The single seater lightweight cart just won't work for you anymore. You've got two kids now but still need to haul and want a bit of fun. What do you do? Trade up into Publix's second cart offering: the RTS Two… » 1/21/15 5:00pm 1/21/15 5:00pm

1974 Buick Apollo - The Oppositelock Review.

I've mentioned my Buick a few times, and shown a few pictures, and each time, more have been requested. Since I have Columbus Day off, and my daughter is taking a nap, I thought I'd sit down and write an actual review. Actually, she's in her crib, playing with her stuffed animals instead of napping, but she's happy,… » 10/13/14 4:15pm 10/13/14 4:15pm

2014 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD: The Opposite Lock Review

Ah, the ATS. It's been praised as "America's golden boy" for the sports sedan class. It looks to tick all the right boxes. Dashing looks, plently of luxury, and a wallop of go. But, does the ATS live up to its name and really put up a fight against it's German contemporaries?

[Full Disclosure: Cadillac didn't… » 9/15/14 8:19pm 9/15/14 8:19pm

2014 Publix Shopping Cart: The Oppositelock Review

People say that hot dogs, apple pie, and cold beer are true American staples. But, how do you get these items from their respective spot in the grocery store to the checkout line and eventually your car? You need one of these. A true symbol of America (even if it is technically made from bits from China). Here is the… » 8/26/14 6:43am 8/26/14 6:43am

2014 State of Libya: OppositeLock Review


World war three bitches, that is what's new in the post snapchat world. And I was in the beginning of the middle of it between June 1st and August 1st. In the country I was born and raised for eight years before the a university in the prairies in Canada thought one of my parents was cool beans, and by beans I am… » 8/25/14 10:00pm 8/25/14 10:00pm

Car2Go Smart ForTwo – the Opposite Lock review

Like most OppositeLock readers, I have several cars of my own, I like to drive them, and I actually enjoy taking care of them myself. Thus, despite being being a city-dwelling millennial, I am well outside the typical demographic targeted by car-sharing services. Still, I like to try new things, and when Car2Go… » 7/30/14 9:20pm 7/30/14 9:20pm

2004 Scion xB: The Oppositelock Review

Back in 2004, Toyota had a plan: Sell a pair of Japanese market Echo derivatives under a new brand to young Americans by setting no-haggle prices and making every option besides color and transmission dealer installed, so that they'd grow older and wiser and buy a Toyota and hopefully grow older and wealthier and… » 7/05/14 6:33pm 7/05/14 6:33pm

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport S, the July 4th OPPOSITELOCK Review

After my previous daily driver (my uncle's YJ) broke down to the point of no repair, my parents and I decided that it was about time that I have my own car, my first car. I have always loved the great outdoors and camping, so I decided that I wanted a SUV capable of taking me to the places I want to go, but at the… » 7/04/14 9:00am 7/04/14 9:00am