This is one of my bigger fears too, not too long ago we had a rather severe accident where I live, a 100+ year old oak fell over, unexpectedly and unprovoked, taking out an unfortunate man in his CL600 AMG. The 40 ton tree was rotten, and it happened to go at *just that moment*. Scary stuff. » 2/12/15 2:25pm 2/12/15 2:25pm

- I don't like BMW's, I think they are boring and dull in both styling and interior, despite how they drive.
- I have a strange fetish for the most unreliable cars I can possibly buy.
- I think manual transmissions are fun for the weekend, but I'd rather commute in an automatic.
- I secretly want a brand new econo-can… » 2/12/15 1:00pm 2/12/15 1:00pm

I have always been a fan of Dodge and Ram trucks, and I would absolutely love to own a Longhorn edition. However this refresh is absolutely horrible, the crosshair grille was iconic, as was the muscular look they had, now it's all flash and generic gills. While trucks may have had their brand name in big ass letters… » 2/12/15 10:07am 2/12/15 10:07am

I'm going to agree with everyone here - this is clearly a case of a solution needing a problem. One could say the same with the differences between a console stick style automatic selector that most automatics have had since the 60's and column shifts. My car has a rotary dial, it took me all of 3 seconds to get used… » 1/30/15 12:54am 1/30/15 12:54am

"Coolest vehicles" may be a bit of a stretch, they are very impressive though.

I think many people may say the Oshkosh ARFF units may be the coolest, but for at least my local airport.. I gotta give it to these the Mobile Lounge / Plane Mate (vintage photo because awesome.. they look the same today though.) » 11/09/14 4:45pm 11/09/14 4:45pm

I love this place, whenever I drive down to Florida I usually plan a side trip on the way to Unclaimed Baggage, lots of good things to find for usually dirt cheap prices. Myself or friends have picked up iPhones, Kindles, Camera gear (tilt shift lens) and other doo-dads. Worth the trip indeed. » 10/15/14 10:06pm 10/15/14 10:06pm

Contrary to popular belief, it is quite easy to do triple digits in Fairfax County, especially at night. Rt-7, Fairfax Co Parkway, Dulles Toll Road, Rt 50, 495, Hot Lanes, I-66, I-395, and countless other places, especially if you have a powerful car. I highly doubt he did this during rush hour. » 8/13/14 1:41pm 8/13/14 1:41pm

As a Virginia resident for over 26 years now, and a driving one for 10, the one thing you generally learn is not to speed outside the counties that constitute Northern Virginia. Those would be Loudon, Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties. The rural counties to the south and to the west despise speeding and… » 8/04/14 3:31pm 8/04/14 3:31pm

I was interested in a Sky Redline a while back, and had done a bunch of research on them. If I remember correctly the "safest" model year to go with was the 2008 my, based on reliability and other fixes GM had made to the car over its lifespan (Not all Sky/Solstices are equal). Finding a 2008 for under 10k that… » 7/25/14 1:04pm 7/25/14 1:04pm

I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna go there. I don't care what kind of flack I get for saying this either. The first thing I said to myself when I saw this was "Lincoln" - but not "Lincoln" in a bad way. Vehicles like this are what FoMoCo needs to be giving to Lincoln. It doesn't need to be as "Luxury" as the Aston (v12, the… » 7/24/14 8:58pm 7/24/14 8:58pm