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  • This is how I fixed many issues on my Lexus GX 470 – Part I

    This is how I fixed many issues on my Lexus GX 470 – Part I

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    My new-to-me used 2003 Lexus GX470 looked great in its first pictures. But because it is a twenty-year-old truck with 200,000 miles, it was not perfect. I’ve itemized a list of its issues, and now I’ll show you how I fixed them. I’m trying to do this with a reasonable budget because the older I…

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  • One-Take Video Review: 2024 Toyota Sienna

    One-Take Video Review: 2024 Toyota Sienna

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    Note: After fifteen years of writing car reviews, I have decided to venture into video. I am starting off slowly and rather amateurishly, so please bear with me, these videos can only get better. These will be one-take videos. I’ll only discuss the vehicle, and you won’t even have to see me. Additionally, whatever I…

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  • 2024 New York Auto Show – Photo Dump

    2024 New York Auto Show – Photo Dump

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    Remember auto shows? The big auto shows like Detroit, L.A., Chicago? Perhaps Geneva or Munich? Yeah, in the last six years or so they got greatly reduced. I blame the speed of the media, instant access to news, lazy auto journalists, and cheap auto makers. And that killed the attendance, too. But the shows still…

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  • Everything that’s wrong with my 2003 Lexus GX470

    Everything that’s wrong with my 2003 Lexus GX470

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    In the studio pictures I shared in my original post about this new to me Lexus GX 470, this beast of a machine looked impressive. But things are not always what they seem. No matter what the seller may say, there will always be some additional issues with a car that is over two decades…

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  • Tire Review: Falken Wildpeak AT4W

    Tire Review: Falken Wildpeak AT4W

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    For more than a decade, I’ve been driving on a single type of tire – the BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2. I’ve had a set on my 4Runner, my Bronco, and my Land Cruiser. The reason why I did not switch to any other tires is because the KO2s have been great to me. They were quiet,…

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  • Project Tesla – Dashing Through No Snow

    Project Tesla – Dashing Through No Snow

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    In January we introduced something different than we’ve ever done before, our Ace Performance Project Tesla. (As I am writing this, it occurred to me that perhaps we should have a better name than “Project Tesla” for it?) While modified Teslas are nothing new, our modifications are meant increase winter weather, dirt road or trail…

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  • This Lexus GX470 is the replacement for my JDM Land Cruiser Prado

    This Lexus GX470 is the replacement for my JDM Land Cruiser Prado

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    Last summer I sold my Japanese-market 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. I really liked the Prado; it was unique, cool looking, reliable, and functional. You can read about it here (part 1), here (part 2), here (part 3), and here (part 4). But there were also some things about it that put it into my…

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  • Your Toyota may have a secret factory remote starter

    Your Toyota may have a secret factory remote starter

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    Toyota, to my knowledge, has never offered a remote starter button that was integrated into the factory key. I always found that omission odd, as most American and Asian automakers add the remote start feature to most mid-range and higher models. But I’ve never seen one on a Toyota or a Lexus. Other exceptions are…

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  • Genesis GV70 ELECTRIFIED adventures in single digit temps

    Genesis GV70 ELECTRIFIED adventures in single digit temps

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    Genesis, as well as its corporate siblings, Hyundai and Kia, have been on the roll for a few years. Each new or updated model is significantly better than the previous one. They all look great and offer a variety of powertrains. Genesis, especially, has put design first, and their cars look fantastic. Interiors are great…

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  • Project Tesla – ICE Geeks Playing with an EV

    Project Tesla – ICE Geeks Playing with an EV

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    Ace Performance is an automotive performance shop owned by one of my best friends. I have written about Ace Performance here many times. They build and maintain race cars, spend an incredible amount of time at the track, and they are a retailer of Ariel and Ginetta cars. They also spend a good amount of time…

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