Wife wants 4wd/Awd. Wife wants some towing.

We have to buy used. I want complete reliability of buy it and it runs forever so I don't have to dick with anything in the future. Sort of like the base model RAV4 2wd gutless 4-cylinder we have now which will be stolen traded-in. It's been a perfect car SUV but, she wants to get or on occasion rent a pop-up towable… » 8/27/14 4:28pm Today 4:28pm

BOYD. Is about the father of the modern combat jet and the tactics of combat. He became the analytical man in the Pentagon bent on formulaic design of what is needed in an airplane. Input the performance desired, and it spit out what you had to have in terms of thrust, wing area, etc. This all came after his… » 8/27/14 3:09pm Today 3:09pm

Recline your seat slowly. don't slam it back. it can actually hurt some peoples knees if they're not seeing it coming. with that said, the person on front PAID for that seat and everything that comes with it. that includes the ability to recline....just like your seat. Unless you are going to compensate someone for… » 8/27/14 2:56pm Today 2:56pm

in the distant night, someone is beating on 5 glorious cylinders.

My window is open and I lay in bed reading the latest Motorsport magazine in which Adrian Newey discusses blown diffuser nuance and in the distance, the echoes, towards the front range of the Rockies I can hear it. A distinct secondary staccato pulse of an inline 5. Up, up it goes through three gears wide effing open… » 8/26/14 12:26am Yesterday 12:26am

My 40-yr.-old non-race driver self analyzes the Sochi F1 track.

How much of the course is straight? It looks to me that portion from the turn 16 exit to turn 2 is pretty much the only time a car will be driven in a straight line. Whoever wins Turn-2, will not be challenged again until possibly turn-11. Why? the nature of down-force means they can't draft around the whole of 3 on… » 8/25/14 7:13pm Monday 7:13pm

I have an 08 Mazdaslow3. What do you need the power for? I mean, I should ask, How much power do you have to have? How much cargo do you have to have? I looked at MS3's and for the same price range, I got my regular3 with 40k less miles and a year newer for the same price. A $10k turbo used car I have problems… » 8/25/14 11:27am Monday 11:27am

Good points but the buying public dictates what they will make. I have seen plenty of people driving around in a Mini Cooper S convertible. Get the performance car and order things to make it comfortable. The trend of the retirees. » 8/25/14 10:46am Monday 10:46am

I've met a pro or two, and they need to me as good at self-marketing as they are at driving. Finding the sponsors, showing them that their money is indeed worthwhile. Even if a team sponsor takes up a non-pay driver, they want that driver to promote their money and be a face of their own promotion. It's not just being… » 8/24/14 11:48pm Sunday 11:48pm

there was the 323 GTX, the AWD rally homologation monster, but in some markets you didn't get the 1.6 miata engine turbo'd but instead got a v6 KL engine with the AWD. Now, that I would really like to have. » 8/24/14 11:42pm Sunday 11:42pm

Because you have probably had an alignment in the past with the current set of parts, any new parts put things back to factory new locations or just a different location all together. New tires? get alignment, the tread is not worn and thicker and since the last set of tires you could easily have hit a curb or pot… » 8/24/14 6:10pm Sunday 6:10pm

Two schools of thought. low comp with high boost, or high comp with low boost. the internal pressure is all we really need to worry about in the end. the high compression with boost helps take care of the zero low end torque to start with, ie: helps mitigate the lag before the boost hits and also helps it spool up a… » 8/22/14 12:14pm Friday 12:14pm