Given the random assortment of Eurotrash that I have eBay bids on at this very moment, this is relevant to my interests. I've already sold my perfectly wonderful, working, warrantied, daily driver to a coworker. I'm breaking that to my wife this weekend. Wish me luck! » 3/27/15 4:17pm Yesterday 4:17pm

I've met two people who owned one: One guy who ran a white one in Lemons races here on the west coast, and the other is an older lady who has multiple Maseratis and shows up to Cars and Coffee with them. They both said, basically, "Oh yeah, total unreliable piece of shit that finds amazing new ways to strand you each… » 3/27/15 3:07am Yesterday 3:07am

There was a flight that crashed in Greece under somewhat similar circumstances - clear skies, no distress call, relatively normal flight pattern - a few years back. There was a slow depressurization of the flight deck due to a leak; the crew became unconscious via oxygen starvation before they noticed anything was… » 3/25/15 10:19pm Wednesday 10:19pm

I just test drove a W215 CL55 AMG with 120k miles on it. It certainly wasn't the tightest one I've ever driven, but it was still mechanically sound and looked nearly perfect. The motors are apparently very solid if you change the oil at proper intervals. » 3/25/15 8:13pm Wednesday 8:13pm

My sources in the Bentley owners' club say the Turbo R and the Red Label are way more reliable and cheap to fix than the Green Label. The BMW mechanicals combine the dubious reliability of a E65 7-series with the electrical and hydraulic quirks of a British car. » 3/25/15 4:53pm Wednesday 4:53pm

Curious: How much money does it take to rent a booth at the New York Auto Show? My guess is that it's a five-figure, if not six-figure, commitment. It's probably a reasonable path to pre-orders, although that display prototype needs to be a lot more real than the renders. » 3/25/15 3:43pm Wednesday 3:43pm

Yeah, I'm finding it's a helluva memory exercise just in simulators / video games. To the people who can memorize it well enough to know the little nuances of where to place the car going into and out of each corner, I salute you. » 3/24/15 12:31am Tuesday 12:31am

Having been stopped by the CHP more times than I really care to admit, they're a very professional and courteous bunch, and good ambassadors for the state. If they want to hoon around small racetracks in Chargers, well, hell, that's not the worst use of my tax dollars by a long margin. » 3/23/15 5:39pm Monday 5:39pm

Baffled that the Subaru and its moaning and underpowered CVT drivetrain make the list, but the damn-near-a-3-series Fusion EcoBoost did not. Also think that Passat > Sonata when you really want to hustle the car, and also in the design department. And frankly, the Passat should automatically be on there for allowing… » 3/23/15 2:03pm Monday 2:03pm