My sister's boyfriend has a diesel H1 in gunmetal gray. It's his toy. After hurricane Sandy he and my dad drove from our place in north Jersey to his place on the Jersey Shore and back traversing roads no one else could; whether it be flooded roadways or downed trees. They did it all while having a giant smile on… » 3/10/15 3:57pm 3/10/15 3:57pm

I used to go to work with my dad a lot as a kid when he worked in Hoboken, NJ. I always loved driving with him over the Skyway. I thought it was the coolest thing. Now that I drive over it myself — not since its been closed, though — I still enjoy it. I've really only driven over it off peak hours, but I admit it's… » 1/21/15 12:28pm 1/21/15 12:28pm

This summer, I went to a wedding where they had the ceremony in one state, but the reception and hotel were in another. Being in the wedding party, we were hopping state lines daily. Aside from the debacle of getting to the reception hall from the church once it was done (there wasn't enough room in the limo), the… » 12/17/14 12:42pm 12/17/14 12:42pm

On a trip to Virginia Beach with my high school's concert band, I witnessed a woman providing road head to the driver of a mid-2000s Merc. I wanted to tell everyone around me, but I was surrounded by faculty. The nurse was less than thrilled over my exuberance. » 10/24/14 12:57pm 10/24/14 12:57pm

My dad just bought a used 2012 Kia Optima with less than 10K miles on it about 6 months ago. In September, he drove out to Ohio to visit his sister and got rear ended at a red light by a woman in an older minivan who just clearly wasn't paying attention. Straight up walloped him in the rear. Fast forward to about a… » 10/08/14 2:12pm 10/08/14 2:12pm

Rutgers University - I'm on the EE route from the New Brunswick Train Station to Biel Road on Cook campus to visit my girlfriend who was still in school (I graduated the year before). It was late on Friday and I was on a bus packed, especially by a group of 7-8 girls in their best party attire. I squeeze on the bus… » 9/03/14 1:13pm 9/03/14 1:13pm

The Gadgetmobile from Inspector Gadget was cool as hell in theory: a car that can change from a minivan to a sports car in the blink of an eye. But if I recall correctly, he almost always used the minivan mode more than he did the sports car. Any car that gives you an option to be conservative dad mobile over hoon… » 8/28/14 1:59pm 8/28/14 1:59pm

Agreed. This is a perception in the US definitely. There is quite a perception that American cars are complete piles of shit and while they were right during the 80s and 90s, American cars have gotten infinitely times better than during the malaise era. I drive American and have no qualms about buying American again. » 8/01/14 12:25pm 8/01/14 12:25pm

I went to trade in my Cobalt at a dealership in PA for a Saab 9-3 Wagon with a manual. It was listed at $8,000 but the price had dropped to about $7,750. I went fully prepared to do business but it was my first time going to a dealership for myself and I was rather overwhelmed by the whole deal. I wanted to have… » 7/31/14 12:21pm 7/31/14 12:21pm