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 Today 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

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… » 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