A destination for automotive enthusiasts featuring articles, interesting cars for sale, model specific research, DIY projects, and other wanderings through the world of cars, from Bozeman, Montana and beyond.
Appreciating Depreciation: Why a Ford Raptor is Cheaper than a Chevy Traverse.
We tend to fixate on the purchase price of cars, but that's not really a good metric for what they cost. Christian uses his recent sale of a 2018 Ford Raptor to demonstrate that depreciation is the driving factor in cost of ownership. This principle allows the enthusiast to drive fun, engaging, and cool cars for less than it would cost to own a Chevy Traverse that's seen more kid barf than the Turkish Twist.
A Legend Restored: 1981 Toyota SR5 Pickup
The shear breadth of popularity of the Toyota Pickup is stunning. It is loved by such disparate groups as farmers, jihadists, outdoor sports lovers, and pure posers. And while they all may have unique uses for these trucks, the tie that binds seems to be dependable utility (and cheap may have applied at one time too, but no longer in 2021). Famously, the British show Top Gear once filmed a multitude of unbelievable stunts to try to break a Pickup (known in much of the world as a Hilux), and still failed. In this article we examine a 1981 example that has been restored to an exacting level. In doing so, has it lost its reason for being, or is it better than ever? Let us know what you think in the comments.
A selection of cool Bozeman, MT area cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale. Find interesting metal lurking in and around the Gallatin Valley and Southwest Montana. 2/23/2022 A set of four Speedline Mistral Wheels for sale in Bozeman.
A periodical journey through whatever automotive topic is around the next corner from Bozeman, MT. What are we buying next? What's happening in the automotive industry? What have we recently done in our own garage? 11/30/2021: Christian discusses the creation of automotive mythology, and in particular, the fabrication of the "early 996" as a more special 996.
"There is no bad weather, only the wrong tires." - Someone in Finland, probably.