I still see these fairly regularly, in non-turbo form. Twin turbos though, are getting to be pretty rare. It often seems like the people who could just barely afford a Z and got a non-turbo took much better care of the people who went with the twin turbo. » 1/30/15 11:34am Friday 11:34am

I don't think it's reliability of NA's and NB's keeping people from NC's. From the way people talk, it's the weight increase. The ND might do better since it's going through some weight loss. Heck, I'd consider one if I had the money for a new car. But I don't and I have the NA. » 1/23/15 12:18pm 1/23/15 12:18pm

Yes and no. Last I heard the focus from it being 510-inspired had been abandoned for something more Z-based if I remember right. Like a Z Jr. So, unfortunately yes basically. A victim of cheaper development and chasing FRS86OMGBBQ sales I guess. » 1/09/15 10:11am 1/09/15 10:11am

Don't forget 'Silly noob, you should have searched. This problem has been covered dozens of times. There's an entire "how to" in the garage section.' And then a few comments later, if this is a nice forum like Miata.net someone will come to the new guy's aid and defend him saying that we were all noobs once.… » 1/06/15 4:02pm 1/06/15 4:02pm

I totally agree. Never something I would have optioned in Florida, but since we got the car at the end of a bodystyle, when the dealer wanted them gone, it was included at no cost. And it really is great. Doesn't even have to be winter. Sometimes your back is just sore. » 1/06/15 3:07pm 1/06/15 3:07pm

I didn't really think of this the other day, but the DRL light in my VW is about the most useless light ever. It's not really an option, but worth noting. It basically tells me that my headlights are on but the rest of the lights are off, or in other words, the lights aren't on. All the time. I'm a stickler for… » 1/06/15 11:17am 1/06/15 11:17am

I'm hoping that despite the slightly negative reviews that the new Alfa 4C has received, it will drive the prices of used Elises down in a few years (also hope that Alfa doesn't stop developing the 4C), because I'd really like to own an Elise or a more developed 4C. But for now I'm satisfied that I own one of my… » 1/05/15 9:23am 1/05/15 9:23am

I have to agree. It's worried me to know how they intend to continue on into the future with ever-tightening environmental regulations. The Asterion seemed like the perfect answer to that question. I hope that Winkelmann eventually comes around to the idea of producing it. » 1/02/15 1:20pm 1/02/15 1:20pm

I actually lived through something very similar to this, but the dump truck was turning from the left into the oncoming lane, going way too fast, obviously. He realized that he couldn't stop in time for the red, so he decided to turn. In my case the cab landed right in front of the Ford Explorer that I was in. The… » 12/31/14 6:07pm 12/31/14 6:07pm

What a nice story. I think we all have cars that burn into our brains in that way when we're young. For me, it was a 1969 Corvette. There was one that I'd see every day, from the bus on the way to school. White with side pipes. Congratulations on both the baby and the Z06! » 12/19/14 10:03am 12/19/14 10:03am

For me, it's basically that I've always had to have a cheap, reliable, boring car to commute in. My wife and I commute in her car now, so immediate reliability is less of a concern. I also just missed having my own car, and the rear wheel drive Japanese cars that I grew up wanting are now more affordable than ever.… » 12/18/14 12:13pm 12/18/14 12:13pm