The NA JZA80 Supra is perfectly fine in my book, but I'd make it rev higher with some ITBs, a cam, headers, and some head work. I feel the same way about the NA E82/E89/E90 BMWs—although in the case of the Supra—I still lust after the turbo. Those are going to be worth 6 figures in the not-so-distant future in… » 2/16/15 5:01pm 2/16/15 5:01pm

Being sane is boring. I'd daily drive a Viper if that was the car I drooled over and the only way I could own it. Even if I could have something boring on the side I'd probably still want to DD the Viper. Life is too short to worry about whether other people think you're being practical—if it works for you, then… » 2/14/15 3:06pm 2/14/15 3:06pm

The ILX has a fantastic manual transmission, a firm suspension, a good chassis, and a (relatively) high revving NA engine. That's hard to find anywhere in these days of outperforming automatics and money saving turbochargers—let alone in a well-built, nicely appointed, decent-looking car. It's one of the more fun… » 2/14/15 1:01pm 2/14/15 1:01pm

C4 Update (Explosively Plastic, But No Plastic Explosives)

I slap on a campaign sticker. I drive a very dirty car. I wash the very dirty car, a bit half-assed(ly), because it was cold and getting dark. I show you the difference between the words "clean" and "dirty." All rubber hose. I find that nothing has broken and the clutch is as easy as that of a newish BMW. All… » 2/04/15 10:00pm 2/04/15 10:00pm

Turbocharged cars had a rawness of their own back then. Although if I'm having an insanely revvy V8, it should be packaged with the gated manual. It's neither here nor there when the "purists" don't really care about the new cars. » 2/02/15 2:56pm 2/02/15 2:56pm