Even in NYC or London (and I've lived in both including in a very nice 3 bedroom flat by regent's park) that is a huge amount of money to pay for in rent. Most people spending that kind of money per month are probably buying, it's pretty rare for someone to rent something that's $13K a month unless it's some weird… » 1/21/15 4:18am 1/21/15 4:18am

Yeah, but the R400 will keep it's warranty and probably have higher thresholds if you did want to tune it. Honestly I just think that VW would end up pricing it into the $50K+ range if they brought it over. If it came here at $45K fully loaded it might actually be kinda tempting assuming that the production version… » 1/21/15 3:38am 1/21/15 3:38am

There's nothing wrong with AWD though, but the number of morons who don't realize that AWD doesn't magically make you invincible despite having crappy all seasons is ridiculous. And AWD won't save you when you need to emergency brake in snowy weather, you'll go skidding like anyone else. Having AWD and snow tires can… » 1/19/15 10:32am 1/19/15 10:32am

Only a moron would think that doing 200+MPH in traffic that's going 50-60mph is safe driving. Anybody with even the tiniest shred of driving talent would know that this is moronically dangerous. It's a public road, not a perfectly paved racetrack-there's always the possibility of random road debris, another driver… » 1/19/15 10:22am 1/19/15 10:22am

Yeah, I don't care how physically fit you are...this was pure luck...the entire passenger compartment is warped around his body based on this pic so if the accident had been even slightly different in any way he'd be dead. Has nothing to do with the safety of the truck, or how much this guy can bench press-he got… » 1/19/15 10:08am 1/19/15 10:08am

I used to do all my work in my building's parking lot in freezing cold temperatures (lived up north) and it was kinda worth it since I was broke and had too much free time. But see, most people who don't repair cars for an actual living don't necessarily actually have that much free time or the space or the tools to… » 1/14/15 12:59pm 1/14/15 12:59pm

As horrible as this video looks, it's actually a massive improve on how things would have been if this had happened back in the 1990s, before underride guards were installed on all those trucks and before cars had much improved passenger cages. You see a bunch of vehicles that clearly smack right into the back of semi… » 1/14/15 11:45am 1/14/15 11:45am

Toyota's new Atkinson cycle motors can switch on the fly between Atkinson and Otto cycles so you get power when you need it, but when you're just cruising along the motors will sip fuel Prius style while still firing all 6 cylinders. So no, don't expect Toyota to suddenly announce that their new V6 Tacoma only puts… » 1/13/15 4:20am 1/13/15 4:20am

Having lived in the frozen rust belt for many years I will agree that January is probably an idiotic time to be hosting an event for out of towners to attend. I've seen dozens of people decide not to pass on a job when coming in for an interview because the geniuses decided to interview them in January...in the middle… » 1/11/15 11:50am 1/11/15 11:50am

You seem to be forgetting that China has 2000 nuclear warheads and Japan is well within reach of basically all of them so the chances of Japan actually using it's navy to attack China is zero. China has also invested heavily in anti-navy land weapons so Japan's navy would likely be useless in actually trying to attack… » 1/05/15 4:17am 1/05/15 4:17am