Monthly Archives: August 2010

Front Wheel Drive vs. Rear Wheel Drive


My last two cars were retired from the road with over 220,000 miles on them and my current car, 2007 Dodge Magnum now has 130,000. The first two, Dodge Spirit and Chrysler Concorde, were front-wheel drive and the Magnum is rear-wheel drive.

I have noticed a significant difference and much prefer the rear-wheel drive cars. Front wheel cars have been touted as the answer to many driver’s┬ádilemma, but for me, I’ll forgo those so-called advantages.

Never comfortable in the front-wheel cars, I now have comparisons both before and after driving a half-million miles in them.

Since many of you come along when front-wheel drive was everywhere, let me ask you this … have you ever driven a rear-wheel drive car?

I’d really like to know.

Initial Review of Michelin HydroEdge tires


The time has come to reveal the tires I just purchased to run on my Dodge Magnum for the next 100,000 miles. OK, the title gives away the lead, so it’s not much of a guess for you.

I have been extremely pleased with the Pirelli P4 tires, but I am still looking for that magical tire that has fantastic gas mileage, a great ride, and lasts for as long as the car. I know it doesn’t exist at this time, but if I get closer, I consider it a win.

What tires have you been running and what is your impression of them compared to other tires you’ve tried? Let us know in the comments.

My Week in a Chevy Malibu

I had to spend a week on the road in a Chevrolet Malibu LT while my 2007 Dodge Magnum was getting repaired. This video contains my thoughts on the Malibu and why I really miss my Magnum.


I don’t want to give away too much outside the video, but I have to say, I sure am glad I decided on the Magnum back in March 2008. With over 125,000 miles, I’m still loving it.