I always thought Matchbox messed up the proportions in a lot of cases compared to Hotwheels. That alone pushed me away from them. But then again, HW aren't perfect either. They often seem to have uneven paint jobs where things like stripes won't be centered. But I'll take that over messed up proportions any day. » 7/17/14 3:11pm Thursday 3:11pm

I thought the "bigger, heavier" idea was flawed. I'm not saying get them a Miata but a mid size or compact would do fine. Better, in fact, because you're less likely to hit something if you can tell where the vehicle ends. Putting them in something huge is, to me, a recipe for making more timid drivers which I see as… » 7/16/14 10:42am 7/16/14 10:42am

I'd personally like to see more support for them writing about cars. There are a number of commenters that just can't seem to stand a woman stating her point of view and have been neither supportive or at the very least respectful of female automotive writing. And I see that far too often online. » 7/16/14 10:13am 7/16/14 10:13am

I loved the looks of the Lingenfelter Corvette in Forza 2 and the Top Secret 0-300 Supra in Forza 4 but both were completely bonkers to drive. They pretty much became virtual garage queens for me because there was just too much power there to be usable on a circuit. It particularly stung with the Supra as I'm a big… » 7/12/14 2:54pm 7/12/14 2:54pm

Keep in mind that's not the original Gallardo design. It's almost like a gen 2, if they had generations. The original had a more awkward flat face that wasn't as appealing. So there's hope that the Huracán will evolve into something you like. Personally, I love it. » 7/08/14 2:10pm 7/08/14 2:10pm

Seems like the logical start to me for next-gen racing games. I personally like that they are scanning everything. The R32 GT-R and the S2000 have both looked wrong for years in the Forza games and I'm glad to see that corrected. As for reduced car list, not really a big deal to me. I've grown up with Rad Racer (one… » 7/07/14 2:38pm 7/07/14 2:38pm

I didn't really appreciate heated seats in Florida until I bought a car that just happened to have them (included for free because they were making way for the next model year). I don't use them at all for most of the year but on those rare cold days, it's nice. If only I had cooled seats as well. » 7/07/14 11:40am 7/07/14 11:40am

My mother taught me (talk about stressful). After that I had my first manual, an '85 Sentra hatchback. Not my first car but my first car that I loved. BUT I ended up killing 2 clutches in a year. Mom's friends taught me engine braking without rev matching and I liked to go 3rd to 2nd around a tight curve near my high… » 6/17/14 8:47pm 6/17/14 8:47pm

Either the Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, flip a coin. My wife bought me 4 laps in a Gallardo Spyder but when we showed up, I heard the call of that exhaust and knew that I must drive it. Was not let down by it. I loved the explosive acceleration of the Gallardo but the in the curves, the 430 was king.… » 6/17/14 4:44pm 6/17/14 4:44pm

It's part of his personality and just ad-libbing. Why over think it? Not everything has to be edited out and sterilized in political correctness to the nth degree. I'm pretty liberal myself and was raised by a single mom but I didn't even make that connection until you brought it up and labored over the point. » 6/10/14 5:21pm 6/10/14 5:21pm

The enthusiast in me says 360 but the rational side of me says Cayman. But that exhaust note! I've had a thing for that sound for a while now, since it was new in fact. For the Cayman to be even close to as desirable for me, it would need to be an R and even them I'm not really sure that it measures up. Practicality,… » 6/06/14 11:21am 6/06/14 11:21am