Are Owner's Manuals Still Necessary? 

As gear-heads we are ingrained that when an issue pops up with our car, we consult the owner's manual. That book that sits lonely in the glove-box only to be used by a select few. My 2010 Mazda3 had a problem the other day, and my owner's manual failed me. So I started to wonder if these books should even exist… » 1/27/15 10:52am Tuesday 10:52am

Bill Auberlen Lays The Verbal Smack Down On Nick Tandy After Accident

Bill Auberlen, driver of the #25 BMW Z4 GTE, let the nice folks on television know exactly what he thinks of #911 Porsche 911 RSR driver Nick Tandy. Tandy collided with Auberlen early in today's race, forcing the BMW to fall behind in order to make repairs to the car. » 1/24/15 6:37pm 1/24/15 6:37pm

You Can't Have A BMW 2-Series With A Manual And All-Wheel-Drive

BMW announced that all-wheel-drive versions of their M cars will be available in the near future. What will most likely not be available with these all-weather performance machines, is a manual transmission. That is because BMW won't sell you what may be their best car in the lineup with 3-pedals and AWD. » 1/16/15 4:40pm 1/16/15 4:40pm

PSA: There Is No Such Thing As A "Spoiler" In Motorsports

Now that Dakar is in full swing and the Roar Before the 24 is coming up fast, it's time for us to post a friendly reminder: there is no such thing as a "spoiler" in motorsports. We're not going to give you "spoiler warnings" on races because that's not a concept that applies to live news. » 1/05/15 5:43pm 1/05/15 5:43pm

Here Are Four Great Reasons Why Luxury Cars Aren't Only For Rich People

When it comes to buying used cars, value is king. You need to know that what you're getting gives the best overall experience per dollar spent. Nowhere can that experience be more robust than in the understated opulence of a modern luxury car - an experience that fortunately is no longer bound to the deep pockets of… » 12/13/14 10:03am 12/13/14 10:03am

Here's Why The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Isn't As Impressive As You Think

Mercedes-Benz makes great luxury super-sedans, and their newly unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600 is no different, touting cutting-edge comforts that your E-class-leasing manager could only dream of. But here's something your boss doesn't know: This $250,000 car is almost completely useless. » 11/24/14 3:21pm 11/24/14 3:21pm

Why Mercedes Having A "Shrink" At Abu Dhabi Is Nothing Crazy

Several tabloids this week have run sensational headlines claiming that the Mercedes Formula One teams have a "shrink" on standby to console the loser of this year's World Driver's Championship after the final race at Abu Dhabi. Here's why they're all a sack of turds for singling Mercedes out on this. » 11/23/14 9:09am 11/23/14 9:09am

Lamborghinis Are The Perfect Cars For People Who Can't Drive

The problem with writing a column with the working title 'the problem with Lamborghini' just before a major motor show is that it doesn't account for the possibility that Lamborghini might unveil its best concept car since the Miura. But even post-Asterion unveil, I think Lamborghini has regressed into being a… » 11/13/14 12:00pm 11/13/14 12:00pm

Texas Motor Speedway Might End IndyCar Contract If COTA Gets A Race

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is so butthurt over this weekend's NASCAR race being double-booked with Circuit of the Americas' United States Grand Prix that he's adamant that COTA shouldn't get NASCAR or IndyCar—ever. I hate to break it to you, man, but sound management decisions aren't typically built… » 11/02/14 4:00pm 11/02/14 4:00pm