Buy her the car that she wants first. Even if this is a non-enthusiast wife, everyone has preferences. Get her something that fits her preferences and is reliable. Then it won't matter what you buy, because you have one reliable car. Then you just have to have a wife who is understanding enough like mine, when… » 3/27/15 2:42pm Friday 2:42pm

If practicality were the case, more people here would buy hatchbacks instead of the often-uglier and less useful small sedan option (see Golf vs Jetta for instance). I tend to think that it might have more to do with stagnant wages often causing people today to no longer be paid well enough to afford more than one… » 3/24/15 10:24am 3/24/15 10:24am

Research everything before spending anything. I adhered to this pretty well with my first project, not so much with the current, but that's more down to the higher age of this car. » 3/23/15 12:30pm 3/23/15 12:30pm

You got some pretty nice shots, Stef. I only was able to get a couple when it was driving into the Porscheplatz yesterday. Once it stopped, it drew quite a crowd! » 3/22/15 3:59pm 3/22/15 3:59pm

This is anecdotal, but in my experience, it's somewhat difficult to create a dangerous situation from a repair as long as you do your research about it and really concentrate on the work. I've had a bolt fly out of a caliper while going 80mph due to my own mistake, while being an hour and half drive from home, and… » 3/05/15 10:42am 3/05/15 10:42am

They are separate from Porsche and started out as a tuning company. Now a days, the modifications are so extensive that they're considered a manufacturer in their own right. The cars even have Ruf-specific non-Porsche VIN numbers. » 3/04/15 9:59pm 3/04/15 9:59pm

Well, technically Bob Hall asked for it, but it wasn't really a market segment asking for it, so I'd say it counts. Thank goodness that Mazda listened. » 3/02/15 12:05pm 3/02/15 12:05pm

I've been pretty rough on Honda lately but I don't think it looks bad. As usual, I think it will look better in a different color than they're showing it in. Championship White, please. » 3/02/15 10:01am 3/02/15 10:01am

I can remember when this got reported on here a few years ago. And a bonus buried Dino (sans dead owner) as well. For a second there my brain combined the two stories and I thought she was buried in a Dino in their yard. Time to go to bed. Neat to see the original article this time though. » 2/20/15 11:24pm 2/20/15 11:24pm

That said, hey if it means they might be able to afford to develop a new Elise/Exige that's U.S. legal, I'm all for it. I need an Exige S roadster in my life, preferably in fewer than 25 years! » 2/17/15 11:32pm 2/17/15 11:32pm

Not surprising at all that it's more expensive. Fiat, being new again to the US for younger buyers, is kind of an upmarket niche brand comparable to Mini. » 2/02/15 10:54am 2/02/15 10:54am

I picked the tail light off of one of these for my '95. It was in pretty sad shape. A shame I didn't get there sooner or I'd probably have gotten the limited slip. » 1/30/15 2:58pm 1/30/15 2:58pm