Wow, that is really clean. I remember when they were new, and they usually looked about that good ... for a couple of years or so. They weren't very rust-resistant. I mean, I saw rusty ones in Dallas in the late-'80s, so I imagine ones sent up north all probably became metallic lace long ago. » 7/20/14 4:36pm Sunday 4:36pm

Throughout my childhood, and even into adulthood, I was always thankful that the Boy Scouts was something my folks never forced me to do, unlike soccer. I've always been an artsy-fartsy type, and I intensely hate most stuff that our society promotes as "masculine," like sports and that kind of thing, so I never… » 7/19/14 8:02pm Saturday 8:02pm

Part of this, I think, is that the regular Golf is so much better now than it used to be. It's already a fairly competent car, and while the GTi adds performance, that refined nature dulls its effect. Old GTis were the kind of cars that made low speeds feel fast, which made them feel sporty. The new ones are much… » 7/19/14 7:13pm Saturday 7:13pm

This is something else I think would be helpful: It's time for writers to stop comparing cars to women in reviews. We've all read it before, stuff like, "The F-Types curves are as sexy as *insert famous actress' name here." It's unnecessary, and if you want to consider objectification, well, I don't what's more… » 7/16/14 11:25am 7/16/14 11:25am

I nominate this. Second-generation Ford Probe. These were everywhere in the '90s. They had styling that, while somewhat daring, also well represents the aero-jellybean trend of the time. They were Japanese-Americans, at a time when Japanese cars were consumer favorites and American cars were distancing themselves from… » 7/11/14 6:12pm 7/11/14 6:12pm