The circuit breaker is something that I hadn't read about before. I dug around the interwebz to look for a picture of the breaker panels. These are the ones off of the RIO's right elbow. At first, I thought that those looked relatively easy to put hands on, and then I considered the mobility in the seat of a… » 7/24/14 1:19pm Yesterday 1:19pm

It's about more than just the cost. It's possible to check bags free of charge on a few airlines, and elite status on others allows it, too. As Raitchison suggested, part of it is about time - it just takes a while to check and then pick up your bag, and that time can add up (especially for frequent business… » 7/11/14 12:05pm 7/11/14 12:05pm

T-29? I know nothing of tank history, but play World of Tanks more than I should probably admit..and the machine gun port and the "wings" off of the turret suggest that this is a T-29...which works very well in a hull-down position and has fantastic gun depression in the game » 7/10/14 4:38pm 7/10/14 4:38pm

According to what I have read on several forums, Motormeister appear to be crooks (the community has wised up to this and Motormeister are now bankrupt and out of business). They are attempting to open under a new name - given the same owners, it is likely that their business practices will not change (for better or… » 7/10/14 10:32am 7/10/14 10:32am

This is not a surprising result. I was recently at a PCA track day, BS'ing with a few instructors about the which were the fastest cars, etc. The word on the street was that given more or less equal skill among drivers, a well set up new Cayman S can now hang with a 996 GT3. It's nice to see confirmation of that in… » 7/09/14 3:07pm 7/09/14 3:07pm

Surprisingly, I actually agree with VS for most of this. At least, from my perspective, using a manual transmission is an automatic behavior in most circumstances. Certainly, on the track, it is more demanding - and I do, on occasion, consider if I could be faster by eliminating two shifts and taking a corner in… » 7/09/14 12:00pm 7/09/14 12:00pm

As always, the first thing to tune in the car is the nut behind the wheel. Any car that comes with a paid-for driving school, such as the ST Octane Academy improves our ability to drive more than any technology available anywhere. A driver who can control a car without driving aids will make better use of driving… » 7/08/14 12:33pm 7/08/14 12:33pm

So much this! Admittedly, I haven't driven one...but the two-pedal thing kind of ruins what I want out of a car like that. I'll have have to pick up a used Elise and settle for aluminum (and pronounce it like a Brit because Colin Chapman) over carbon fiber. » 7/07/14 12:10pm 7/07/14 12:10pm

Supercharger. People love to turbo these, and the factory has done it before...it's rumored that the ND will be turbocharged. However, for a car like the Miata (or MX-5, or whatever you want to call it), I found part of the allure to be the simplicity of instant throttle response. Get that thing turned in and get… » 7/03/14 6:20pm 7/03/14 6:20pm