The LS also has a fairly fragile transmission where problems really become very obvious after 80,000 miles. Which is a huge reason why their resale prices are so low. Now I don't know how much you drive, but you're probably getting into the mileage range where your transmission is basically a ticking timebomb. » 3/16/15 3:25am 3/16/15 3:25am

I honestly don't understand why everyone makes it seem as if their own time has no value to it. If you make a decent living and could have picked up an extra shift or some overtime at work for the amount of time it took researching and fixing the car then you're not really saving nearly as much money as everyone is… » 3/16/15 3:11am 3/16/15 3:11am

It really depends on the model of car, some drunk idiot drove into my (parked)car's mirror while I was still in the car once and their mirror went flying off of their car in multiple pieces-the little stalk did a neat 360 before falling to the ground and the cover portion exploded-while my mirror did...nothing. … » 3/16/15 2:16am 3/16/15 2:16am

Forget the looks, the real question is if GM did a better job cutting down the weight than Ford did with the Mustang where the weight actually went up. » 3/16/15 2:10am 3/16/15 2:10am

It's not really being sold in large numbers so it wouldn't have a crash test rating yet, not every car that's sold at retail is crash tested either-low volume models aren't, which is why you don't see crash test results for Ferrari's on the NHTSA website either. » 3/14/15 3:11am 3/14/15 3:11am

Well it sounds like Honda will make whatever tire they're having developed the "normal" tire for this car. I'm guessing it's probably ridiculously sticky but then again other manufacturers are using pretty sticky tires too. But yeah, I'm not sure if this is a victory for Honda or a victory for whoever is making… » 3/03/15 10:15pm 3/03/15 10:15pm

If I was buying a new Subaru I'd definitely get the Eyesight as well, it's actually a pretty well priced option compared to how much the equivalent costs on a luxury vehicle, though the reduced discount is certainly something to consider as well. But did you consider that when it comes time to SELL your Subaru that… » 2/27/15 12:57pm 2/27/15 12:57pm

Well the thing is that the abs system is meant to prevent someone from locking up the brakes when braking, so if you trick it into thinking that there's lockup and force it to unlock the brakes you can definitely cause a pretty significant loss of braking power. I'm not sure if they can hack it to the point where the… » 2/10/15 9:45am 2/10/15 9:45am

I get that it's butt freezing cold in Michigan but assuming he has the appropriately warm clothing to wear this is actually fantastic for his health. Walking that much each day might seem tiring for most of us lard asses but it's very similar to what people used to do every day to actually get places, before modern… » 2/01/15 5:01pm 2/01/15 5:01pm

It's not just regular old brake torquing, you can actually floor the gas pedal and the ECU will only rev it to where torque has built up significantly, and then when you let go of the brakes it'll allow the revs to climb. So it's like an automated version of brake torquing a launch, except with the car's computers… » 2/01/15 4:54pm 2/01/15 4:54pm

Hill starts can damage catalytic converters and give you a much more expensive problem to fix. Why not replace your car battery appropriately and jump it the one time you do something stupid? I've only needed one jump in 15 years and that was because I had just gotten a remote starter that drained the battery doing… » 2/01/15 4:20pm 2/01/15 4:20pm

He obviously didn't use his own internet connection for this, look at his twitter profile pic-someone on the verge pointed out that it's the logo for Backtrack. » 1/24/15 10:11pm 1/24/15 10:11pm

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

A little bit of a weird price increase since the USD actually increased in value vs the Euro so if anything they should be giving us a break. » 1/21/15 4:08am 1/21/15 4:08am

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… » 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