Compare this to the lame "Love" commercials that we have here in the States. Subaru North America no longer cares about enthusiasts, they'd rather cater to families who would probably be perfectly happy with a Sienna, but fancy themselves too cool and "adventurous" for a minivan. » 7/21/14 5:03pm Yesterday 5:03pm

The first new car I ever bought on my own (i.e. no financial assistance from my dad) was a 2001 2.5RS. I loved that car, and I still miss it to this very day. It was super easy to work on, lots of fun to drive despite its lack of horsepower, and I loved the way that it looked. A year or so after an unfortunate job… » 7/08/14 4:06pm 7/08/14 4:06pm

For what it's worth, my MKVI GTI has been 100% reliable in the 3 years that I've owned it. The only issue was a problem with the oil drain plug/washer seeping a little bit of oil after the first oil change. I brought it back to the dealership, they fixed it (incorrect washer) in about 15 minutes, and then put $20 in… » 7/08/14 10:03am 7/08/14 10:03am

I was a huge Honda F1 fan, and a BAR Honda fan before that. Although I understand the financial factors that ultimately made the decision for them, I still haven't forgiven Honda for bailing on F1. After reading this, I'm even more pissed about it. I can't wait to see Honda back in the game with McLaren next season,… » 7/07/14 4:10pm 7/07/14 4:10pm

You know... I don't hate this. CUVs aren't my thing, but this looks decent, I dig the interior, and since it's a Lexus, you can probably bet that it's screwed together pretty well. Where I live, a (usually leased) Lexus RX is THE preferred conveyance for upper middle class soccer moms and wives of dentists, so I can… » 7/07/14 9:45am 7/07/14 9:45am

"You can certainly call it a miracle. Based on the fact the train was only two engines and a car, in was not a long freight train. Plus, because of her small build and stature she was able to lay in a way that she was not stuck by the train or hit by another object from the train" » 6/04/14 5:58pm 6/04/14 5:58pm

A friend of mine just moved up to Pleasant Hill... Even on that side of the bay, a shitty house is going for $700k. I knew real estate in the valley and in San Francisco was crazy expensive, but I didn't realize how expensive it was in Pleasant Hill / Walnut Creek. » 5/31/14 11:30am 5/31/14 11:30am

This was the first thing that I thought of. Whenever I've flown into or out of XNA, it's been on an ERJ145 which has basically zero overhead storage space. You're probably better off gate checking that instrument than trying to cram it into one of those overhead bins only to have some assbag cram their suitcase in… » 5/27/14 4:48pm 5/27/14 4:48pm