Tag: vans

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Dog camping in a camper van
Aug 09, 2016

A Man, a Plan, a Van . . . a Can(ine)?


Life in a 1987 Vanagon with two humans and one dog. 

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Mt Washington snow coach
Feb 18, 2015

VIDEO: We Climb Mount Washington in the Snow (in a nice, warm van)!

Craig Fitzgerald

Contributor Craig Fitzgerald examines the SnowCoach at New Hampshire's Mount Washington, a one-ton Chevy 15-passenger van equipped with four-wheel drive and snowmobile tracks.

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Airstream RV built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van
Aug 16, 2014

The Airstream Sprinter: Not Your Grandpa's Camper

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Among the many great oddities of the American highway, one of the greatest is the way we send some of our oldest and most unsteady motorists out in some of our most ridiculously large and difficult to manage conveyances. Jamie Kitman reviews this post-ironic big rig for seniors, right here.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Sep 02, 2011

A Short History of the Modern Van

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

To think that the surrender monkeys of France are driving around in vans superior to that of my van-driving brethren here in America burns my deep-fried, artificially flavored, apple pie pride. Of course, we have no one to blame but American industry. Van technology on this side of the pond has been stifled by an all-too-obvious, gentleman’s non-compete agreement.


1978 Trans Am Bandit by Jim Hanna for Car Talk
Mar 08, 2011

Where Are the Campers?

Guest Bloggers

Thinking of converting a van into a camper? A suggestion! If you're a middle-aged male, alone, driving a plain white cargo van with a makeshift bed in the back, don't sit in it parked near a school. Just don't.

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Apr 07, 2010

Don't Come Knockin' ... This Electric Van is Rockin'

Jim Motavalli

Vans don't get much respect, but how do you think all our stuff gets delivered? Ford is fielding 1,000 battery electric Transit Connect delivery vehicles and I just took a silent spin in a very promising example.

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Nov 01, 2008

Is two years on the lot too long, for a new car?

Dear Car Talk

I'm interested in purchasing a new, 2006 Dodge Sprinter with a 2.7-liter diesel engine. It has 75 miles on it, and has been on a dealer lot, unsold, for two years. The dealer offers a full three-year/36,000-mile warranty, and it is...

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what is a good vehicle for a buddhist nun or anyone else to live out of
Jun 01, 2004

Recommendations for a Buddhist nun who wants to use her vehicle as a retreat space?

Dear Car Talk

I am a Buddhist nun with a problem and thought you might have some advice that might help to resolve the problem I am writing to ask about a vehicle that I might use for two purposes retreat and living...

vans buying

what do i need to do to own a bus to drive to burning man
May 01, 2003

Any thoughts on buying a school bus to take to Burning Man?

Dear Car Talk

I along with about friends am determined to go to the Burning Man festival in Nevada this summer We would like to purchase or rent a school bus capable of making the round trip from Seattle Is this feasible Where...

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Jul 01, 1998

Now here's a midlife crisis car purchase that we can get excited about.

Dear Car Talk

I am having a genuine bona fide midlife crisis I can tell because I think I am acting the way all my friends say guys act when they have midlife crises I want to ditch a perfectly good reliable Honda...

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