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

1985 Honda Aero 50: The Oppositelock Review

The Aero 50 was the first "modern" 50cc scooter that made it to the United States from Honda. It was introduced in 1983 and went and went through a major redesign in 1985 before being discontinued in 1987. Mine is a 1985 model which according to the tile has had 4 owners since the last time it was registered in 2004.… » 6/23/14 12:20pm 6/23/14 12:20pm

2003 Infiniti I35: The Oppositelock Review

The Infiniti I35 was advertised as a luxury performance sedan back when it was new in the early 2000's. When it came out it was the most powerful car in its class, which included the Acura TL and the Lexus ES. It comes with a 3.5 liter V6 with a strong 255 hp and 246 lb-ft, which is still respectable today. What… » 3/22/14 7:58pm 3/22/14 7:58pm

2003 Freightliner Thomas School Bus: The Opposite Lock Review

The school bus. A vehicle we all have spent hours of our lives on. This was the first step towards an education. A very frightening experience for any kindergartner. Walking up those three (then) big steps and entering this world of a (then) tall ceilinged vehicle full of blue seats and kids. » 8/26/13 5:47pm 8/26/13 5:47pm