This movie is so COMPLETELY EUROPEAN: Cute for a while, but with a sad, horrible ending. Americans love happy endings, or as many Europeans say, "happy end," but Europeans often prefer the dark, cynical, everyone-dies-at-the-end — versus the over disney-fication of American films. Point taken. But in the final… » 9/21/14 6:30am Yesterday 6:30am

Bubba here. Them thar You-Row-Pee-Uns have a perverse fascination with overly intricate and complex locks. Always trying to turn a simple B&E into the next Oceans 11 movie. Heck, many German makers even put deadbolts into their cars, making it impossible to open the door, including from the inside (toddlers beware!)… » 9/11/14 10:37am 9/11/14 10:37am

Drivers in Formula One are one of the more unreliable parts of the automakers strategy of winning. The Teams in coming years will in fact eliminate the drivers altogether, turning Formula One into a robotized parade of cars bearing as little resemblance as possible to anything that is available to private owners.… » 9/11/14 10:32am 9/11/14 10:32am

Indeed. The V8 in your picture, however, was a genuinely entertaining car to drive, especially with the 4-speed. A huge proportion sold were of the 2.3L 4-cyl automatic variety, and that was a genuinely horrible car. Thank goodness the whole mess only lasted 5 years, MY74-78. » 9/10/14 3:41pm 9/10/14 3:41pm

Luca, this is where you are so very wrong, my friend. You see, there is absolutely nothing whatsoever American about your company. You sell overpriced toy cars to rich people, and there is certainly nothing more European than that. You continue to insist on selling yourself today while conspicuously draped in the… » 9/10/14 7:27am 9/10/14 7:27am

This is the Universe's way of warning you of the following: If you drive a rear-engine car (Beetle, NSU, Fiat were most of the rear-engined vehicles in the video), then the rear of that car is just LOOKING for that chance to snap around on you. So, modern 911 drivers beware: it's the ELECTRONICS keeping you alive,… » 9/08/14 3:52pm 9/08/14 3:52pm

The story of the Ferrari brand in recent years (as opposed to the Ferrari car), is a sad one. These are horrible, vain people, who are, as the saying goes, still dining out on their good looks. Their business model now consists of reducing their production volume, because in their own words, "we build dreams, not… » 9/08/14 9:39am 9/08/14 9:39am

Neutral: One of the key reasons for the increase sales rate is the incredibly old fleet of automobiles and trucks we now find ourselves driving: We've literally been wearing out our cars faster than we've been replacing them; there is a fair number of articles from the 2012 timeframe that promised a strong 2013… » 9/04/14 10:15am 9/04/14 10:15am

Hi, Aaron. You darn youngster, you... Well, if you know me, then you know someone who's used Detroit City airport, and not just a little bit, either. The airport has actually had some decent use over the years. I was flying in and out of Detroit City in the 80s and 90s on Southwest; IIRC there's been at least one… » 8/30/14 11:06am 8/30/14 11:06am

Right on the money. I would modify only slightly to say there is a primary occupational hazard when you're a cop to being shot at. Police training has sadly, tragically, focused on making sure you're never even shot at by eliminating all threats, ironically, by actually shooting first. If that's all you've got,… » 8/14/14 10:44am 8/14/14 10:44am