Articles in Category: Art Of The Flip

Big Thrill, Tiny  Package Big Thrill, Tiny Package

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Follow my train of thought: In a local supermarket, walking through the dairy aisle after picking up a pack of mozzarella slices and whole wheat bread, I wondered how universal my mundane grocery-getting adventure was. Then, I thought about how most car enthusiasts, rich or poor, wanted the same thing for the most part: a thrill. That brought me to ponder what the most thrilling car was for the least money, and that led me to the EP3 Honda Civic Si. I had to have one.

Restoring a Dollar-Store Supercar Restoring a Dollar-Store Supercar

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There are a few cardinal rules when buying a car to resell: Don't buy one with potentially expensive mechanical issues. Don't buy electrically complicated cars without proper diagnostic equipment. And never buy one that needs expensive bodywork. Unless, of course, it's a BMW E39 M5. This is the story of how I bought and sold the Ultimate Driving Machine.

The Rusty Bavarian The Rusty Bavarian

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When assessing the practicality of a project, it's important to know the point in which you throw in the towel and admit defeat. I'm a bit of an oddity in this regard, as I was born without the part of my brain that makes sound automotive decisions. This is exactly why I bought a crashed and rusty 16-year old, 4-door BMW with the hopes of making a profit.

When Life Gives You a Lemon... When Life Gives You a Lemon...

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There are cars that inspire excitement and promote a sense of status and luxury, and then there are cars that force us to challenge our preconceived notions of what qualities a car should have, and gives us something completely new - for better or worse. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the story of how I bought a car with one of the most divisive and opinionating designs ever made - the iconic Ford Taurus. Wagon.

How More is Sometimes Less How More is Sometimes Less

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Cadillac, historically, have made cars that turn heads and soothe brows. They were the working man's motivator; a brand that knew luxury meant a spacious and well-appointed cabin, with avant-garde styling complementing the vast exterior space. However, as of the early 2000s, the company was struggling with keeping their cars relevant. I took a chance on buying a 2002 Seville STS. Did I make a huge mistake?

The 180 MPH Cheaper Sleeper The 180 MPH Cheaper Sleeper

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I have a theory that Germans are magic. Let me explain - the usual path to a fast automobile is a big engine in a small car. Germans manage to get their biggest car, put their biggest engine in, and it out-performs anything in the "traditional" performance category. This sort of thinking amounts to a top of the line S-Class that accelerates to 60 mph faster than a Porsche 911 and has a delimited top speed that rivals a Lamborghini Gallardo. And I just bought one.
  • Here's The Real Reason Why /DRIVE Started Charging For Content

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    If you're a car enthusiast, chances are, you've seen a /DRIVE video, but you probably also saw that they were one of the first major channels that have moved to a premium model of content, meaning that each month, the subscriber gets charged to watch the high-quality videos the channel puts out. Admittedly, people were pissed and many theories came about as to why a channel with that many loyal followers would do such a drastic move. Mike Spinelli, one of /DRIVE's main personalities, puts all the rumors to rest in a quite reasonable way. 

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  • How Can You Get 200,000 YouTube Subscribers Starting From Nothing?

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    Regular Car Reviews may be the funniest car channel on the internet today, bar none. It combines quick-witted, super-specific references with toilet humor and insightful commentary to make something that you can't help but binge watch. In this edition of Offtrack, I sat down with Mr. Regular as he explained to me why Delaware isn't such a great state and why people get weird when they meet celebrities. This may get odd. 

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  • Here's The One DIY Guide Every BMW Owner Must See

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    BMWs are great cars for the most part. Their performance per pound make them a serious competitor in the market for people that want a thrilling driving experience. But they do have an achilles heel: The cooling system. As the system is sealed, meaning that there's nowhere to bleed off air when in normal running condition, bleeding the system properly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running for years to come. Here's how to do it, the right way. 

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