1. It will only ever get worse. When you buy used, you can make it nicer than when you bought it, and if you do a little inevitable damage here or there (parking lot dings, etc), it's not that big a deal. But new? It's only pristine the day you buy it. » 9/30/14 1:51pm Today 1:51pm

I spent two days on a 'famous' national park lake with my friends in our boats while the park was closed. They wanted us to take our sailboat out of the water (on a mooring), so we created a situation where we "couldn't pull it out" the first day (below), and had to come back the next weekend again with wet suits to… » 9/29/14 6:06pm Yesterday 6:06pm

California seems like a better choice with regard to changing the image and a shift in mentality. My guess is that was shot down on the basis that the GM board or Execs decreed it had to be somewhere in or one hour away from the east coast time zone. » 9/29/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm

Stewart's car turns to the right immediately before impact because he turned the wheels to the right and blipped the throttle (after the front wheels passed Ward) in what can only be presumed to be an attempt to avoid Ward with the wider rear tires by swinging the rear of the car away from Ward. » 9/29/14 12:06pm Yesterday 12:06pm

The 911 feels like you're driving a skateboard with a motor on the back of it. Like the front wheels might wash out and it would just understeer into the weeds. But that never happened to me. If you wanted oversteer, though, you had to treat the car like you really wanted it, in the dry anyway. It really has… » 9/25/14 5:51pm Thursday 5:51pm