That's the exact reason I have my '02 Focus Wagon with 95k getting the timing belt and pulleys changed today—so it won't blow up on me later (at least that part). I'm optimistic. There is an '01 that comes into service at our dealership every once in a while with the same drivetrain as mine (Zetec/Manual) with over… » 9/26/14 9:58am 9/26/14 9:58am

I nominate my car, the first gen Focus. The sedans and hatchback versions couldn't decide if they wanted to be round or square. The wagon version, however pulls off that long roofed squareness up until 2007! Try and think of another delightfully square aughts car. » 9/08/14 3:46pm 9/08/14 3:46pm

One rainy Saturday a middle-aged soccer-mom type pulls on our lot looking and stops at a used Escape XLT. She tells me she's looking for a car for her daughter for around $10,000 that HAS to have side-curtain airbags, automatic headlights (that's right she doesn't trust her daughter to think to turn on lights in the… » 8/13/14 4:07pm 8/13/14 4:07pm

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF VELOLOGY: BEST OF THE 80's

In one week my car-spottingTumblr/Instagram (THISVELOLOGIST) turns one year old and I am celebrating with several "best of" lists until the day. This week, its the 80's! From a Yugo to an ultra-rare Ford Durango to an unmolested first-gen CRX, and a Peugeot wagon, spotting these gems of the peak of squareness in… » 12/28/13 6:02pm 12/28/13 6:02pm

Best of Velology. Celebrating a Year of Car-spotting: Wagons

In two weeks my car-spotting Tumblr/Instagram (THISVELOLOGIST) turns one year old and I am celebrating with several "best of" lists until the day. This week, its wagons! I was attracted to "#soloparking" style car spotting last year by The Automobilist and since then have dedicated my Tumblr and most of my Instagram… » 12/20/13 1:10am 12/20/13 1:10am