If my car and wallet had feelings, my car would like me much more now.

My car was as reliable as a 2008 Corolla CE (Note: I have no personal experience with a 2008 Corolla CE. Nor does that bother me.) At least, that is, until I took it to get it fixed/preventively-maintained (A new word, just for you). It went in for a clutch/flywheel/brake pad and bleeding/coolant/diff oil job and came… » 1/28/15 9:08pm Yesterday 9:08pm

I've managed to ride in both cars through aqcuantences and the Tesla seems that it would seem novel before long. The LFA was surreal as the guy was my sister's old friend from high school and his father owned a behemoth Toyota dealership. It was when the LFA had just come out and I'd gone to his house, where Akio… » 1/26/15 2:56pm Monday 2:56pm

Awesome! They used the 4+3 through '88. Its problems are greatly exaggerated and it's a lot of fun to use, but it's a bit higher maintenance. I honestly wouldn't trade for the ZF6 aside from the financial reasons. Keep your eye out for an LT4—that would be awesome. You get C5 performance in an interesting package. I'd… » 1/25/15 9:37am Sunday 9:37am

Honestly, I've been hoping for this outcome. One of the few perfectly optioned 1ers out there! Congrats! Space gray's my favorite BMW color, even. A 3IM, AA headers, and an AA tune will put this right up there with a 135i for ~$2,000 looking long term, but with the most perfectest straight six to come in a modern car. » 1/21/15 8:46pm 1/21/15 8:46pm

Eh... actually quite a handler on track with the best brakes of the time, coilovers on all four corners, and wide, sticky rubber. Just look at the Blitz Supra (which is lightly modified) for its Nurburgring lap time. Pulled the highest lateral g against the NSX, FD3S, ZR1, etc as well. This is the USDM Turbo—not all… » 1/20/15 11:11am 1/20/15 11:11am

Actually I've read three 4C reviews in auto publications that say the equivalent of this car is a third pedal away from being the greatest sports car in the world. I do think that's keeping them from stealing share from Lotus, but it doesn't apply to most cars. I agree with you on the issue, but as annoying as these… » 1/18/15 4:59pm 1/18/15 4:59pm

I hate to say it, but buying an automatic Miata is not a good decision unless you're looking for an economy car that you can put the top down on. Even with the 6 speed automatic and "paddle shifters", it's almost no fun at all. For $4,000 you can have a nice 5 speed NA. » 1/17/15 11:15pm 1/17/15 11:15pm