1980 Checker Marathon. I'd normally not call something my own age "classic" but as far as anyone looking at it can tell, it could be from 1960, since the bodystyle never changed: $4,995.00 current bid, not meeting reserve, but no way will this go for $50k. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Make... » 11/15/14 11:05pm 11/15/14 11:05pm

I like the looks but I'm not sure yet what to think of the twin turbo V6 replacing the V8. With the rotaries now gone from World Challenge, the V8 is pretty much the best sounding engine out there. It would be sad to see that reduced. I guess there's still the Corvette and Camaro. For some reason, in person, the… » 11/14/14 12:38pm 11/14/14 12:38pm

I was kind of shocked to read of CEO Winkelmann not wanting to produce it. Lamborghini has been one of my favorite brands since I was a kid, and I've worried recently about how they'd meet a future with higher efficiency standards. The Asterion brought a great sigh of relief, but if the CEO won't play ball, I sadly… » 11/13/14 12:21pm 11/13/14 12:21pm

The part in The Gumball Rally where they're leaving New York in the morning and flying through the streets in the Daytona and the Cobra (starts around 1:43) is probably my personal favorite. Sounds amazing going through a stereo. » 11/04/14 12:11pm 11/04/14 12:11pm

I've had a leak at the front of my engine ('95 Miata) now for a few months. It's seemed to have been gaining speed lately, so I finally pulled off the valve cover and upper timing cover. From what I'm seeing, it looks like it's coming from the left cam seal, behind the left timing gear. » 10/29/14 1:38pm 10/29/14 1:38pm

I've owned a previous rental in the past. The flip side to #5 - Rental companies typically take better care of their cars - is that unfortunately people who rent a car do not take good care of cars that are not their own. I had this Lancer for 8 years, and although it was very reliable, the interior was really beat up… » 10/29/14 10:05am 10/29/14 10:05am

Good riddance. Lotus and Lamborghini are two great brands and this was pretty much a pastiche of Lambo's visual design direction. It would have been a disservice to both. Great looking but absolutely no precedence in Lotus design, and very derivative to boot. » 10/22/14 11:57am 10/22/14 11:57am

I have sort of mixed feelings about it. I don't think posting a DSLR shot is bad, but I would agree that heavily edited DSLR shots can be a bit much, especially if they are the only things that someone posts. I kind of use it as an "all of the above" option. Most of my posts are off of my phone, but occasionally I… » 10/21/14 3:49pm 10/21/14 3:49pm

Acura RSX, at least initially was disappointing to me. My stepfather had one and I wanted to drive it for years. Never got to until a couple of years ago when he passed away. It wasn't an S-Type or anything like that. Just a comfy cruiser with an automatic, but I'd followed these cars and drooled over them since they… » 10/21/14 10:59am 10/21/14 10:59am

The stripes on this SS and on the Sonic look a bit generic. These on the SS seem like they should be wider or follow the hood in some way other than just being centered. It kind of just looks like someone bought them at a parts store and stuck them on there. They don't look aggressive enough. It's a small change but I… » 10/17/14 10:01am 10/17/14 10:01am

I've been okay with pretty much doing all of this and just being respectful (use sir or ma'am). The only thing I do differently is that if I know I broke the law, I'm honest about it. It doesn't always result in a warning, but I'd say that the times I did end up with a ticket, I deserved it. » 10/13/14 2:24pm 10/13/14 2:24pm