I test drove a WRX some time around 2003. I remember it coming across as a simple car and I remember the turbo lag. I think prior to that the only turbo'd car I had driven was an RX-7, which was just OMG in comparison, so the lag and lack of much excitement left me meh. While in the showroom I asked about the brand… » 10/16/14 2:23pm Thursday 2:23pm

I see this limited visibility multiple lane change stunt often. Since John Q Law can't be everywhere all the time to educate these clowns, it's one of the many reasons I fantasize about having a paintball gun and some digital signage on my car to communicate. » 10/15/14 1:59pm Wednesday 1:59pm

my mom bought one of these new when it was time to move on from her 280zx and the 300zx was a bit out of her price range. It turned out to be the most lemon of lemons. my parents escalated their complaints all the way up to the president of Subaru USA but got nowhere. As a result Neither of them will never own a… » 10/11/14 3:50pm 10/11/14 3:50pm

this would be a shocker. Even if relations are strained at Mercedes, why give up a seat and contract in what is by far the fastest car on track? So fast that I doubt the gap will be completely closed by next year. But it is fun to speculate on how that would change other moves. I wonder if Red Bull could change their… » 10/08/14 3:06pm 10/08/14 3:06pm

you want to hit the track with an abundance of power, grip, and intensity, maximizing your time spent at triple digit speeds and the impression you make on your lady friends. You have a choice between a Miata, a GT-R, and an SLS AMG. Which do you choose.? » 10/07/14 11:57am 10/07/14 11:57am

he said very clearly in an interview this weekend that he wants to be WDC, so his decisions will reflect that as his top objective. I suspect that Vettels announcement and Horner revealing that he is going to Ferrari and Kyvat is replacing him may not have been in Alonsos master plan. There is a better chance Red Bull… » 10/05/14 3:06pm 10/05/14 3:06pm

what we have here is probably a laundry list of bad decisions leading up to this point. That sucks but most of us in some facet of our lives will do the same so it's not something to feel shame about. But it is time to get really wise because nine out of ten options here are going to send you into a deeper hole. I… » 10/03/14 2:18pm 10/03/14 2:18pm

I don't think they could have known that it was a huge mistake to make it a rule that during the first season with the new hybrid power plants they could not make any meaningful changes. Most of the teams lost the championship before it even started with no chance of recovering no matter what resources they had at… » 10/02/14 8:45pm 10/02/14 8:45pm

it's still the same lightweight balanced-everything ubiquitous roadster. I have the first gen version of this motor in my Mazda 3.I have to wring the s&^t out of it to feel the sensation of acceleration and sure slow-car-fast whatever old man I want a little more. Adding twenty horsepower would have excited a lot more… » 10/01/14 5:53pm 10/01/14 5:53pm

A few weeks ago a CA Toyota technician shared with me that they get paid a flat fee for service work based on the time-per-task in their database. This is also how you are billed and why most quotes are a fixed price, assuming they correctly diagnosed the problem. The tech is therefore motivated to complete the job… » 10/01/14 3:46pm 10/01/14 3:46pm

no kidding. I've seen enough S2000's running at events to know it's VERY easy to initiate oversteer and not so easy to stop it. with that said, in this video comp I saw the same newb mistakes over and over and feel it shouldn't be happening that many times with no one stepping to offer some guidance. Eventually one of… » 9/30/14 2:08am 9/30/14 2:08am

there are so many things wrong with this I'm not sure where to start. First off, WRX/STI's are terrible used car values because they hold their value so well. They are extremely popular and they never made enough. Fair KBB is over 50% of the original price of the car at 10 years old. The way this guy talks about it… » 9/28/14 4:14pm 9/28/14 4:14pm

if it's as represented, you could be on the track this weekend in a crazy fast car. Then again you could be off-track the same day too depending on your skill level. This looks like the makings for a good mid life crisis solution. I hope whoever buys it makes a documentary. » 9/16/14 5:19pm 9/16/14 5:19pm