Way way back when, the Ohio state patrol used to do roadside safety inspections. They'd pull over a whole line of cars, give the decent-looking ones a pass, and check all the others to see if the lights & wipers worked. I failed once due to a cracked windshield. If you passed, you got a windshield sticker. Fail and… » 11/22/14 6:53am Yesterday 6:53am

Rangers are like that. I don't know why; mechanically they're nothing special, they churned out a quarter million of 'em each year, and they're slow as molasses. Yet somehow very satisfying to drive. » 11/22/14 6:42am Yesterday 6:42am

The burble is due to same-bank exhaust pulses. A cross-plane V8 will fire 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 (not all, but most). The 8-4 and 5-7 are on the same side of the engine, dumping into the same manifold. So you get a burble. » 11/17/14 4:29pm Monday 4:29pm