For as long as I can remember and even a bit before then, I have been drawn to cars.

Like most of us as children, we don’t know about the financial realities of the world, instead only knowing what we like and dislike the look of. Naturally, as I got to the point where I was able to drive for myself, I sought to distance myself from the mainstream of automobiles, and own fun to drive cars that offer something different. However, after getting burned spending thousands of dollars on repairs of European cars while in University to keep them on the road, I realized that my previous notions of car ownership were entirely incorrect, and I had let myself get sucked into the cool/not cool dichotomy.

I started Rational Motoring in 2021 with the goal of helping others to avoid my mistake of letting the show-off culture of the car enthusiast community online shape my perception and ruin my finances. Specifically, the goal is to help people find cars that will work for them using data-driven analysis and decision making based on real world facts, preexisting perceptions and norms be damned.

In line with this distancing from the perceptions of the mainstream, Rational Motoring will discuss cars and topics about transportation that may contradict what you think you know, and will not hesitate to speak truthfully about anything within the industry, irrespective of how taboo that topic may be. This is because no matter how things seem now, there is always a way to improve. And with cars, no matter how fun a car is when it works, the most liberating things about cars are knowing how they will work for you, how reliably they can take you anywhere, and knowing that they will not stand in the way of you achieving your goals.

In addition to running this blog, I also offer personalized recommendations to help people find the best cars for their needs. If you are interested, click here to learn more.