Stuff We Use: Garage Lighting Solutions

On our never-ending quest to improve this place by listening to feedback from the B&B, we are taking a new tack with these product posts, choosing instead to focus on items we have actually used or purchased with our own meagre income. After all, if we’re giving you the truth about cars, we ought to give you the truth about car accessories.


Wrenching on one’s own car is a delight to some, a necessary evil to others. Most gearheads fall into the former category – except for that time a snapped bolt turned an hour’s job into a three-day ordeal – meaning the majority of eyeballs on this website could stand to increase the amount of illumination in their workspace.

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Stuff We Use: Retractable Extension Cords

On our never-ending quest to improve this place by listening to feedback from the B&B, we are taking a new tack with these product posts, choosing instead to focus on items we have actually used or purchased with our own meager income. After all, if we’re giving you the truth about cars, we ought to give you the truth about car accessories.


Anyone who has the space to work on their own rig knows that, at some point or another in the maintenance of a car (which, in our case, are generally terrible but tremendous hoopties), electricity will be required for something. Whether that’s to illuminate a corded worklight, a power tool which doesn’t have a battery, or another item entirely, the presence of a household electrical outlet will eventually be extremely handy.


Except, of course, it’s waaayyy over there. And the last extension cord you had got mangled by the whipper snipper and was overloaded anyway. What to do?

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  • Bob65688581 We bought zillions of German cars, despite knowing about WWII slave labor. Refusing to buy something for ideological reasons is foolish.Both the US and the EU have imposed tariffs, so the playing field is level. I'll buy the best price/quality, regardless of nationality.Another interesting question would be "Would you buy one of the many new European moderate-price EVs?" but of course they aren't sold here.Third interesting question: "Why won't Stellantis sell its best products in America?"
  • Freshblather No. Worried there will be malicious executable code built into the cars motherboard that could disable the Chinese cars in the event of hostilities between the west and China.
  • Bd2 Absolutely not - do not want to support a fascist, totalitarian regime.
  • SCE to AUX The original Capri was beautiful. The abomination from the 90s was no Capri, and neither is this.It looks good, but too similar to a Polestar. And what's with the whacked price?
  • Rover Sig Absolutely not. Ever.