Not this again. I thought they were already generally working on their suspensions to reduce understeer, since the Aventadors started out with the same problem. The undefeatable ESP is not really staying true to their history of being the brand of angry bulls. First, Audi doesn't want Lamborghini to be seen as… » 8/22/14 1:27pm Yesterday 1:27pm

Huge pipe. If he wants to sell it for that much it better have a brand new radiator, compression test already done, new plugs, wires, tires, brake fluid, coolant, trans, and diff fluids. And even with all that it's still got 156k on the clock. That's a $3.5-4k car tops (if someone really wanted yellow). The smart way… » 8/21/14 1:14am Thursday 1:14am

Tell it to the market. Mazda needs to keep selling cars and these sell well, so it's understandable that they're reluctant to mess with the formula too much. Competitors haven't done a great job of offering anything that can challenge it for a comparable price until recently with the FRS and BRZ. As far as used… » 8/14/14 12:06pm 8/14/14 12:06pm

It kind of reminds me of a fancier form of Pomar's, this old dive bar/restaurant that my uncle took me to back in the '80s. It was over by St Augustine beach and was converted from a garage and gas station from the '50s or '60s. Wish it was still there. That place was awesome. » 8/13/14 12:14pm 8/13/14 12:14pm

Between these two, I'd likely go modified, but only because of the transmission. If the RX-7's rotary is like the RX-8, it likely needs to be revved to be healthy, which the auto probably won't allow, at least not as often. And really, with that engine, if you're not revving it, what's the point? Really though, I'd… » 8/07/14 10:58am 8/07/14 10:58am

Ah yes, the Volkswagen started me doing this when one of the coils went bad recently, several hundred miles from home. Luckily, I was able to find a nice Advance Auto that let me borrow a torx bit so I was able to switch it out in about 20 minutes. But another followed soon after we got home. I just went ahead and… » 8/05/14 11:30am 8/05/14 11:30am

Check the torque on your spark plugs if they've been changed (specifically with the Cooper S). A friend with a Cooper S recently had one eject itself from the head causing total loss of the thread. Other than that, make sure the tires are topped off and the engine has enough oil, and change it if necessary. Maybe have… » 8/04/14 4:36pm 8/04/14 4:36pm

That had to be pretty rough on both you and your family. I know a lot of people tend to make jokes in the comments (my self included) but legal trouble is serious business. One of my family members nearly got a DUI the year before last after being pulled over for doing 8 mph over the limit. Didn't do great on the… » 8/04/14 3:31pm 8/04/14 3:31pm

Could'a had a Monster Miata. Granted, this is probably safer on the street, but then there would only be one car on course at a time for most race situations that most people would be in, like autocross. Plus the Miata would be lighter and would no doubt have more suspension options. So it seems the Solstice didn't… » 8/04/14 9:55am 8/04/14 9:55am

This misconception actually works for me, even if I disagree with it (drive one and it kind of beats you up if the shocks aren't fresh and new, but in a fun way). It made it cheap to buy. And when you actually own one you find that there's not that much of a stigma in the real world. I've had way waaaaay more people… » 8/01/14 12:41pm 8/01/14 12:41pm

This would probably be less comfortable as a daily driver, but still I usually love the looks of the GT3 RS, great paint schemes, great sound. Who am I kidding? GT3 RS all the way, and that's coming from someone who grew up as a Corvette enthusiast. » 7/31/14 10:49am 7/31/14 10:49am

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 7/17/14 3:11pm