I don't remember where I picked this up, but I seem to remember something about the Akira bike being powered by a turbocharged rotary. I always thought that sounded neat. Now that I think about it, an electric-powered bike like this would be unbelievably awesome. » 8/29/14 1:09pm Friday 1:09pm

Six years ago, I bought a '90 Miata. Since then, I've poured something like $14k into it (I'm afraid to look at the actual number). I'm actually sitting in the waiting room of a shop as I type this, getting a fuel-starvation issue checked out. » 8/28/14 5:04pm Thursday 5:04pm

Insurance companies have been allowed to become nothing but a goddamned racket. I hate giving my money to them. I used to have Liberty Mutual, was willing to pay more for them, but they were terrible. So I'm not 100-percent convinced that paying more results in anything but the same old bullshit. » 8/28/14 4:01pm Thursday 4:01pm

I like this trend. I've been saying for a couple of years now that if I were to be chauffeured in anything, I'd prefer a nicely optioned Odyssey to a limo. If I were doing one of these Sprinters, I'd want it to look plain on the outside. Maybe even forgo the windows for a cargo-van look. » 8/27/14 2:40pm Wednesday 2:40pm

Perhaps my most significant is my deep and abiding hatred of MacPherson strut suspension. There is a total of maybe five or six cars ever made with that suspension that I don't completely hate. And I don't think I could bring myself to own any of the few I don't hate. (Yes, that even includes the E30 M3. I just don't… » 8/27/14 1:49pm Wednesday 1:49pm

Rather than being "best" in any one area, I want my vehicle to be the one that is the best all-arounder. It may not win in any single category, but if the overall package does more things well than its competitors, that's what I'm buying. » 8/26/14 5:18pm Tuesday 5:18pm