Owner’s Log: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat (12/2015 – 3/2016)


Welcome to the first update on the newest addition to my driveway, a 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew.  The truck is just starting the break-in period, with 2,300+ miles driven this quarter.  I’m getting used to the laundry list of new features, so this will be a longer-than-normal update.  Catch up first by reading my review (opens in a new tab), and then continue reading for the details.

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DIY: 2010 Mini Cooper S (R56) Spark Plug Replacement

2010 Mini Cooper S - CroppedWhen I recently put my 2010 Mini Cooper S into the shop for a new windshield, I was notified that my car was due for spark plugs.  Through a bit of research, I found out that it’s a pretty easy DIY job, so that’s what I chose to do.  Sounds simple, but was it really?  Read on to find out.

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Product Review: BAK Revolver X2 and BAK Box 2

BAK Revolver X2 - LogoSince 2012, when I bought the BAK Roll-X tonneau cover for my 2011 Ford F-150, BAK has redesigned their signature roll-up tonneau cover enough to call for a new name: Revolver X2.  In addition, they’ve released the BAK Box 2, a tool box which was designed to work with their truck bed covers, hence the dual installation and review post.  Continue reading for my installation and review of these two products.

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Owner’s Log: 2010 Mini Cooper S Hardtop (2/2015 – 2/2016)


If you were wondering where the quarterly updates were on my Mini, wonder no more!  With only 2,668 miles put on the Mini last year, I felt it was a little much to give more frequent updates.  If you feel otherwise, let me know.  Regardless, it was mostly a fun year, so read on to get the details.

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Review: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat

2015 Ford F-150 Front 1The all-new 2015 F-150.  You’ve seen the commercials, heard all the hype, and now Road Reality is bringing you an extensive, hands-on review of the new aluminum-bodied truck from Ford.  We’ll look at all the new features of the newly-redesigned truck, and explain some of the buzzwords.  I’ll be taking the next few months to post individual articles on all the new technology Ford crammed into this truck so you can choose for yourself if it’s worth checking the option boxes.  Read on for the review of my new 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat.

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Quick Drive: 2016 Mini Cooper S Hardtop

2016 Mini Cooper S FrontDuring a recent visit to the dealership for a new windshield for my 2010 Mini Cooper S, I was given a 2016 Mini Cooper S as a loaner car for a few days.  I was curious, since this was my first experience with the recently upsized Cooper, and for the most part, I was impressed.  The new car is better in most ways, but growing up comes with compromise.  Read on for my impression of the new car.

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