It would be very interesting to see a follow-up article to see how the trucks they ran fared over the journey - i.e. what kind of damage they sustained, what challenges they had to overcome, what the life expectancy was afterward for the vehicles, etc. I have to think all that sand would find its way into CVs and ruin… » 3/28/14 11:35am 3/28/14 11:35am

As 427SOHC points out, you're wrong, by law, in most cases. As I'll point out, the filming driver in this video is wrong from a moral and ethical perspective for trolling the person by intentionally refusing to let them pass, and then antagonizing with video. That kind of person deserves a special place in hell too. » 3/27/14 6:48pm 3/27/14 6:48pm

My dad had an S-Class Mercedes with a manual transmission back in the 80's. It was a custom AMG 'show car' imported from Germany back when you could do such things. 540SE AMG wide body conversion, one of only a handful of four door wide bodies ever to exist... » 3/26/14 11:57am 3/26/14 11:57am

This rule of perception is even more flawed if the owner does their own work (maintenance cost goes way down). You can get very spendy, low-volume luxury cars very inexpensively. If the car in question was sufficiently low-volume, no one has any idea how old it is, except judging by general design cues. » 3/25/14 2:40am 3/25/14 2:40am

You can use them for 5 seasons easily where I live. You're driving on snow and ice half the time, so there's no wear. Then, that's miles that you're not wearing down your summer tires. It's not that much more expensive, and it could save your life. One things for damn sure: You won't be a public nuisance when it snows, … » 3/21/14 9:36pm 3/21/14 9:36pm

There's a guy with a Tesla here in Jackson Hole. I've seen him driving around all winter, so presumably the thing works well enough, although no one really drives more than 100 miles a day in the valley - more like 15 miles for most people... I'd bet that car lives in a heated garage too. » 3/21/14 12:43am 3/21/14 12:43am

I think they need at least one truly capable overland/offroad type of vehicle, in the spirit of their highly lauded GS Adventure series of motorcycles. Something that would compete with the Land Rover, Land Cruiser, Grand Cherokee, et al. People would buy it (and never take it off road, unlike the bikes). » 3/21/14 12:37am 3/21/14 12:37am

I just wish they'd try and make something truly capable off road, something akin to their GS series of Adventure bikes. I bet they could turn out a really great product, something to compete with the Range Rover and G Wagen, but all we get out of Spartanburg are mall patrol vehicles. » 3/20/14 1:41pm 3/20/14 1:41pm