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 Thursday 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

I had the pleasure of finding one of these assholes in a Cummins Diesel on my ride home from Virginia on Sunday. He had the most obnoxiously large stack and the worst part about it was that he was rolling coal in bumper to bumper traffic. The density of the smoke was almost impossible to see through and extremely… » 7/08/14 3:46pm 7/08/14 3:46pm

Exactly what happened to me. I drive a Cobalt that doesn't have a release, but my dad drives a Hyundai Sonata, so I am aware many cars have a gas door release. When I rented a Jetta Sportwagen I noticed it didn't have a divet to just swing it open like my Cobalt, but I couldn't find a fuel door release either. I… » 5/29/14 12:24pm 5/29/14 12:24pm

Only ever had to use a rental once myself after I got into an accident last summer. Didn't have to time to shop around, so I just went to the Enterprise in town. They were great. Even though it was the end of the day, they stuck around and waited for me to get there. The choices were limited since whatever they had… » 5/27/14 12:56pm 5/27/14 12:56pm