The Best of OPPO aka OppositeLock Reader's Digest

The new Mustang and a Story of Cash for Clunkers

Assembled here are some of the best Oppositelock posts from February 22nd though the 28th. It includes drinking beer at work, the character of Ford's pony car, a Ferrari celebration at the Petersen, the death of an e30 and more.


A story of Cash for Clunkers... and how I got to drink beer at work - As Du Volant

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A few months ago I told you all about my experience selling Chryslers during the auto industry meltdown. I made a brief mention of Cash for Clunkers and had many people asking me to write about my experience with it. Today I'll tell you that story. Read more...


A Mustang By Any Other Name Will Drive As Sweet - Mkolabin

The new Mustang is a world apart from Mustangs of old. How do I know this? I have a hard-on for the pony logo; I love Mustangs. My first was a Mustang. My current is also a Mustang. One was a Fox, the other an S197 and while they are decades apart, the new S550 is light years ahead. And I have finally been behind the wheel of a 2015 GT. Three pedals, a stick and 5.0 liters of Ford power; I was in for a treat. Oh, and it was red. Did I mention the red? Read more...

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Celebrating Enzo Ferrari's Birthday At The Petersen Automotive Museum - Andrew T. Maness

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The museum it self is currently closed for renovations but the parking deck is very much open for cruise in events such as this. Organized by Ferrari Club of America, the cruise in takes place annually on Enzo Ferrari's birthday and brings out a wide variety of the fine Italian exotics as well as a couple Mondials. Read more...

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Death Of An E30: Part II, An Unexpected Turn - Gary Yogurt

The madness began last week after I settled with the liable party's insurance company. The check was for over twice what I paid for the car, a bittersweet reward for the weekends spent on a garage floor. A competition between Craigslist and new car showrooms ensued, a race pitting my heart against my brain. Read more...

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How "Romantic" and "Historical" Names Could Work for Cadillac - Blake Noble

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When Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen agreed to answer reader questions for Jalopnik recently, it didn't take long for readers to ask him about the brand's controversial new naming scheme. His response wasn't terribly surprising, and as a result, my suggestion to him might not be either. But here I go anyway. Read more...


How Car Manufacturers Cheat the CAFE Standards - Bozi

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy or CAFE is a set of regulations set by the US Congress dictating the average fuel economy for car manufactures across their model line. In theory, this is supposed to drive manufacturers to develop cars with better fuel economy but in practice it drives a lot of them to develop intuitive ways to get around the regulations. Read more...

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Is Traction Control So Bad? - Justin Hughes

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Of course you want to turn all the electronic nannies driver aids off to hoon donuts in snowy parking lots. We Jalops don't need no stinking traction control, right? Many of our cars are so old they don't even have it. And because other people can't even parallel park without driving up a wall, they should never turn traction control off. But... Is traction control really the utter killjoy so many enthusiasts make it out to be? Read more...


To keep up with the Best of Oppositelock on a more continuous basis, check out OppositeBlog. A big thanks to 505Turbeaux and davesaddiction for their collaboration in keeping Oppo's reader's digest going. If we miss anything and you want us to include it, do let us know.

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