This seems batshit crazy, but give it some thought and it makes sense. Mercedes is going to be forced to make a decision eventually if their drivers can't learn to get along. Plus, Hamilton wants to be the #1 driver in whatever team he's in, and right now, he's not the clear #1 at Mercedes. If he goes back to McLaren,… » 10/08/14 10:33am 10/08/14 10:33am

I felt like kind of a sucker for spending like $200 on a Sonicare toothbrush, but at least it feels like I'm getting something for that money. Plus, according to my dentist, my gums are healthier since I've started using it. This thing though? This is just conspicuous consumption at its most conspicuous. I can't… » 10/06/14 5:11pm 10/06/14 5:11pm

A few years back, there was a traffic accident near where I lived that involved a driver hitting an excavator that was parked on the side of the expressway in a construction zone. The driver was only doing 45 mph or so, but it still proved fatal. Ever since then, I've cringed a little bit whenever I see one of these… » 10/06/14 12:33pm 10/06/14 12:33pm

My semi-retired dad just bought one of these things for he and my mom to haphazardly wield across the country. I was hoping that he'd do what normal people do and buy a winter home in Phoenix or something (they live in Chicago), but NO... he had to go and buy a bus... and a Wrangler to drag behind it. As a guy who's… » 9/18/14 5:41pm 9/18/14 5:41pm

I'm not even sure that you CAN build and price a car on the new VW site. I was trying to do the same thing just a few days ago, as I'm thinking about replacing my MKVI GTI with a MKVII, but damned if I can figure out how to price one out. » 9/04/14 11:25am 9/04/14 11:25am

Have your cats ever made that "chatter" sound when they see a bird? Almost like they're trying to imitate the bird call? Anyhow, my cat did that one time while she was sound asleep. Her tail and paws started twitching, and she started making what my wife and I refer to as "birdie sounds". We figured that she must have… » 8/21/14 8:43pm 8/21/14 8:43pm

I used to love Hondas. There was something about a Honda that just felt "right" to me. Like, a certain precision in all of the controls, the lightness of the clutch, the properly weighted steering... you could tell that they were designed and engineered by people who cared about cars, as opposed to the accountants who… » 8/20/14 11:55am 8/20/14 11:55am

That looks to be a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited, so it ptobably has the shitty Michelin (I think they're Michelins) "all season" tires that came from the factory. I think it's just bad driving combined with frustration. He probably can't understand how his unstoppable 4x4 can't make it's way out of a little snow drift.… » 8/12/14 2:09pm 8/12/14 2:09pm

So far, the best dealership experience I've had has been with Autobarn VW in Mount Prospect IL. The sales manager busted his ass to find me the MKVI GTI that I wanted, I got a great price on the car, a fair value for my trade, and every visit for service since then has been a pleasant experience. » 8/11/14 1:16pm 8/11/14 1:16pm