I test drove one of these back in '87. I was sure the V6 was going to make for a pretty darn fun car, certainly much better than anything furrin'. My expectations weren't even that high, as I had already lived with a Citation X11 for the past several years. The Citation was soft and mushy, but the engine was… » 3/09/15 2:14pm 3/09/15 2:14pm

Mars Classic Cruise in Granby, CT. About 15 minutes north of Hartford it's grown into one of the top cruise nights in New England. During the summer Marks Auto Parts hosts an open get together from 5pm to 9pm . It regularly packs in 400 to 500 cars, no small feat for a weeknight. The majority are muscle cars, but… » 3/05/15 12:00pm 3/05/15 12:00pm

Fordlandia was Ford's effort to build not some mere product, but a whole new damn society. Yes, it's automotive related because Ford's ultimate goal was to vertically integrate rubber/tire manufacturing, but Ford felt it had it had to transform the people of Brazil first. » 2/24/15 11:57am 2/24/15 11:57am

13 speed truck! Back in high school I had a job driving a truck with a 13-speed Road Ranger in it. I honestly don't think I could drive one again without being retrained. Note: It's not all transmission as one of the shift steps switches the rear-end, but it was still fun to row through them. Here's a tutorial. » 2/19/15 11:43am 2/19/15 11:43am

Have to say that the maintenance/repair cost per mile on my M Coupe (Z3) is about 20% of what my Subaru Legacy GT has been. Not 20% less than the Subaru, 20% OF the Subaru. The Subaru repairs to date have been horrendous, especially since hitting the 100K mark. Even before everything went to hell on the Subaru at… » 2/07/15 7:03pm 2/07/15 7:03pm