This is some seriously ridiculous logic, I've been to China multiple times and while people can be rude and aggressive and the idea of waiting on line can sometimes be theoretical people are actually generally nice, and I've never seen anybody assault a flight attendant. » 12/13/14 3:23pm 12/13/14 3:23pm

You forget that those emperors also mostly got what was coming to them-overthrown and killed or thrown in prison for decades, whereas the situation with Japan is altogether much more recent (there are still people who were alive in WWII) and the feeling that Japan hasn't ever actually been all that remorseful about… » 11/30/14 10:50pm 11/30/14 10:50pm

Normally this would be true except they're already bringing over the Golf R so all the emissions stuff is already compliant, and they're already bringing over the regular Golf wagon so most crash testing differences would already be addressed as well. This is one of those times when it would actually be pretty easy to… » 11/19/14 9:55pm 11/19/14 9:55pm

Yeah, this is why back when I lived up there I always kept a gallon jug of water along with several military grade MREs in my car along with a heavy wool blanket. This isn't really the first time something like this has happened and trapped people on the highway-usually for a couple days before they could get people… » 11/19/14 10:38am 11/19/14 10:38am

Since this owner is Deadmau5, who owns one of the most successful EDM music labels, he probably has plenty deep pockets for legal battles. That said, wasting his time and money on a ridiculous legal battle about cat logos is probably a lousy investment. » 8/29/14 5:48am 8/29/14 5:48am

You do realize that many of those parts down at willets are stolen, right? Yeah, they're cheap as heck until you they steal the parts right back off of your car, lol. Back when my family lived closer to willet's point our car parts would constantly get stolen off and we'd have to go there to go buy them back...all the… » 8/29/14 5:12am 8/29/14 5:12am

While China does do a lot of questionable stuff (like blocking us websites which not so coincidentally prevents our companies from competing there) this car situation is one in which most of these cars are being bought by corrupt politicians in a China using government funds, and so whatever shady deals they've struck… » 8/06/14 1:09am 8/06/14 1:09am

I am always strangely impressed by the fact that Dartz managed to actually get people to pay them ridiculous sums of money for questionably...umm...good SUVs. Seriously, their founder doesn't even have a driver's license but somehow he's managed to convince wealthy people to hand over large sums of money for tacky as… » 8/04/14 9:54pm 8/04/14 9:54pm

They're bad at driving if they really messed his wheels up but I'm not sure how holding a gear to redline the motor would cause the transmission to no longer shift correctly in 3rd and 4th gear. The other thing is that the redlining they're doing isn't only for joyriding reasons, in theory it is supposed to reduce… » 8/02/14 11:10am 8/02/14 11:10am

It's no Ferrari 458 where even the roof liner is stitched leather but the interior is a huge step up and I think it's well into "good enough" territory. If it really bothers you that much then go spend 20 grand paying someone to plaster leather and metal bits everywhere, it'd still be a bargain. A Z06 with $20,000 of… » 8/01/14 12:47pm 8/01/14 12:47pm

It's the only right thing to do and will help contain Ebola in the long run. Flying our doctors out there will not solve anything, you need the infrastructure of an entire US hospital to give them the best chance of survival-they need a US level ICU along with good labs and a blood bank to provide the needed… » 8/01/14 11:33am 8/01/14 11:33am

I really don't know why suddenly we have to call these seats "leatherette" or whatever weird code name each manufacturer has come up with V-Tex, SofteX, whatever tex. At least back in the 70s and 80s they had the decency to just admit it's vinyl but now everyone comes up with weird code names for plastic seats. Maybe… » 8/01/14 11:18am 8/01/14 11:18am

Probably just for comfort...on a summer day it gets very hot and sweaty driving and to have the visor down makes it worse. It's not like a motorcycle where you're getting a lot of ventilation through the helmet with the visor down. I suspect that's why the other Porsche had it's windows down too. Not everyone even… » 7/26/14 9:50am 7/26/14 9:50am

And she'd be right because statistically that person would be much better off in their SUV, because drivers of huge modern crossovers and some SUVs actually have the lowest fatality rates out there-virtually zero for many models:
That SUV
driver is much more… » 6/17/14 10:41pm 6/17/14 10:41pm