Looking for reliable wheels

Are Mercury Villagers/Nissan Quests decent Minivans? I need something fairly reliable for daily driving and possibly traveling thousands of miles in a few weeks, but within my budget. Since South Central Los Angeles is crawling with these vehicles I figure they ought to be decent enough. » 3/03/13 8:42pm 3/03/13 8:42pm

Are Mercury Villagers/Nissan Quests decent Minivans? I need something fairly reliable for daily driving and possibly traveling thousands of miles in a few weeks. Since South Central Los Angeles is crawling with these vehicles I figure they ought to be decent enough. » 3/03/13 2:05pm 3/03/13 2:05pm

The Taco Bell Super Bowl ad is quite funny and just cements itself as the place to go when one is suffering the Munchies (or maybe that is just me). Looked like they were driving a fat mid-1970s Caprice. » 2/03/13 9:03pm 2/03/13 9:03pm

California's North Coast is full of interesting vehicles. Then again, being from New York I think almost everything early/mid-1990s and older is interesting. Guess this place is where 1st Gen Sables and Tauruses go to retire because there are a decent number here. Saw my first Prairie yesterday, but did not have my… » 1/28/13 8:05pm 1/28/13 8:05pm

I have also been looking at stick shift AWD RAV4s. Does anyone know if it its AWD is like a Tercel's with a locking differential or something like similar vintage (late 1990s) Subarus have? » 1/13/13 10:18pm 1/13/13 10:18pm

Been drinking some Big Flats since Big Flats NY is less than an hour away and I finally got up to Cortland where there is a Walgreens. It is ok and you get what you pay for. » 1/02/13 12:24pm 1/02/13 12:24pm