About a year ago I published a piece entitled “The Cars That Keep Me Coming Back for More” wherein I talked about a variety of cars that keep finding their … Continue Reading (My First) 25 Years of Mercedes-Benz Addiction..
Among regular TTS readers and other folks who know me well, it’s no secret that in my 33+ years of driving, I’ve bought and sold a LOT of cars. The … Continue Reading The Cars That Keep Me Coming Back for More
For this installment of Cheap Heap of the Week, I present you a choice of preference: Diesel or Gas. If you’ve spent any time on TTS, you are no doubt aware … Continue Reading CHOTW: Your Choice – W124 Diesel or Gas
One of the most asked questions of “car” people, second to “What kind of car should I buy?” and “How much do you think x will cost to fix?” is, “What … Continue Reading What Should Junior Drive?
I’ve been considering returning to a two-door as my daily hack. Almost five years ago, my grumpy lower back immediately complained about installing our newborn son and his car seat … Continue Reading Subaru SVX: Polarizing Styling, Please
My Dad emailed me yesterday. It seems his 1995 Infiniti Q45a is back at the dealer getting steering rack boots and a water pump. Recently, it got a battery, and … Continue Reading Totally That Stupid: Dad Needs A New Car
Suppose for a minute that you have managed to finagle your personal finances through a series of questionable actions to the point that you have somewhere in the neighborhood of … Continue Reading Fiscal Responsibility & Financial Planning – TTS Style!
So spring (or summer, apparently) has sprung – at least in the Mid-Atlantic region, but also throughout much of the rest of the country, from what I hear. What that … Continue Reading Top Down Fun: Nine Convertibles for Ten Grand or Less
Since I was about 12 years old I’ve had this fantasy of taking some dilapidated old car and making it showroom new once again. I had this vision of rolling … Continue Reading 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E: Ridden Hard and Put Away Wet, But Dirt Cheap for a MercPorsche!
We at TTS have a history of wrenching on our cars. My cohort has schlepped Fiat engines and can probably install European headlights on a Mercedes-Benz W123 in his sleep … Continue Reading Fleet Update: A Quieter, Happier Blower Motor
In addition to casually looking for the next superfluous funtime car for our fleet, I’m also spelunking for the next daily driver. I love Schultz, my trusty but increasingly rusty … Continue Reading 1993 Audi 90 Sport: Rarely This Nice
(Yes, it’s been a long summer bereft of posts. Forgive me. Summer is short here in the North Woods, and I was out enjoying it!) As some of you may … Continue Reading Fleet Roulette
Among the interesting trends we noted at the Essen show last week was very strong asking prices for Mercedes-Benz W124 500Es. Even considering the Essen +/- 10% surcharge, sellers were … Continue Reading 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E: Are Values for Good Ones on the Rise?
Two Mercedes in one day? Come on, TTS, where is the variety? Truth is, this car is nearly the polar opposite to the 450SEL 6.9, at least as far as … Continue Reading 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E: Extraordinarily Clean Everyday Merc
If you haven’t yet surmised, one of the things we like to talk about at TotallyThatStupid is classic cars we can afford which can be driven on a regular basis. … Continue Reading 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbo – Hard to Kill
Okay, so maybe a Porsche 928 is too small for your (my) growing family. I beg to differ, but for purposes of discussion, let’s go with it. How about a … Continue Reading 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E: The Banker’s Hotrod Revisited