I can't fault her choice. As fun as it would be to fill a garage with cars I've always fantasized about owning, that would be a quick way to go broke. I'd have to restrict myself to one dream car (probably a 3.8L E-Type), and one reasonably priced, reliable family sedan, or maybe even a minivan. » 12/11/14 1:43pm 12/11/14 1:43pm

I dunno, I think I may disagree here. But that could be influenced by the fact that my top leaks, making my car smell like something slightly worse than wet dog when it rains, and running the heater makes it worse. Oh, and after living in Los Angeles for three years, I've recently discovered that my AC has quit… » 12/09/14 8:39pm 12/09/14 8:39pm

The problem with these 996s is, cheap as they are, you can still find '78-'88 911s in the same price range, and those earlier cars are much more mechanically solid look significantly better, and have that air-cooled cachet. I'm not a 911 fan, but even so, there's no way I'd take a 996 over an old SC given the choice.… » 12/09/14 4:32pm 12/09/14 4:32pm

Reminds me of my traditional pre-flight meal: Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, potato salad, deviled eggs and baked beans, washed down with a couple of hoppy beers. It's best not to force anything after eating that. Better to let it seep out incrementally like a slowly leaking tire. » 12/04/14 6:30pm 12/04/14 6:30pm

I think along the same lines, although I have a couple of doubts about that particular Corolla. First, with the visible wear and mismatched door, it's too identifiable. When cars get that old, they become somewhat unique even if not in an attention-grabbing way. Which brings me to my second concern: It's too old. A… » 12/04/14 5:55pm 12/04/14 5:55pm