Something tells me I’d hate this car. I don’t want a car that’s imperfect like a person. I want one that’s perfect like a very well-made machine. I think of Volkswagens as unacceptably flawed, unreliable cars. If this thing makes a Golf seem reliable by comparison, I wouldn’t even take one as a weekend rental. » 4/17/15 7:13pm Friday 7:13pm

Just for shiggles, I spent an hour or so pricing new full-size trucks online a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to see how much a basic truck would cost these days. All I speced were V8 engines, A/C, an in-dash CD player if available without some huge option package, and a towing package. Everything else was bare bones,… » 4/13/15 5:14pm Monday 5:14pm

We got my grandpa a ride in an aerobatic plane at the Tutima academy for his 80th birthday. Looked like fun, but I'm not sure I would've traded places with him. After landing, the pilot said he was afraid he'd have to take it easy, but grandpa kept asking for more, and he ended up going through every maneuver he knew,… » 4/12/15 1:12am 4/12/15 1:12am

The simpler a car is, the better the chances of it holding on and being repairable. Today, that mostly means cheap cars. Problem with that is, people don’t tend to treat cheap cars with as much care as more expensive ones. I mean, you saw a well-kept Lincoln Continental from the ‘60s, not a Ford Falcon. So the cars… » 4/09/15 9:28pm 4/09/15 9:28pm