Reminds me of a post made to Jalopnik a few months back. Guy goes through his attic and finds an old racing videogame he and his father played together when he was young. Dusted it off, turned it on. In single player, there's usually a "ghost" car of your best lap time you can beat. His dad's "ghost" literally still… » 10/15/14 3:40pm 10/15/14 3:40pm

This is literally exactly the XJ I want... Straight 6, 5 speed, 4x4, facelifted. It's almost impossible to find the facelifted ones with all the rest checked off, and I just don't like the interiors of the pre-facelift XJs.

Unfortunately when I read things like "ONE FEMAL OWNER" and "WILL SALE NOW", I turn the other… » 10/15/14 5:58pm 10/15/14 5:58pm

Somewhere there's a documentary of Police in London getting through traffic. Someone needed a heart transplant or something. An ambulance carrying the heart met with two police cars outside of London, and the police cars basically worked in tandem to block traffic and get to some hospital in the city center as quick… » 10/15/14 5:50pm 10/15/14 5:50pm

Serious question, what if an enthusiast has built the car up? I've got a roommate with a 318ti, who's fully planning on doing an S52 swap down the road. He's already switched to M suspension and brakes... So, after basically bringing it to M-spec, would he be justified in putting an M3 badge on it? Or still a douche? » 10/15/14 5:24pm 10/15/14 5:24pm

Great write-up. Can't shake the feeling of Deja Vu though... I swear I've read this post before (verbatim), either here or one of the motorcycle blogs. Either way, still advice that needs to be restated, reposted, and shared. » 10/08/14 2:52pm 10/08/14 2:52pm

One note on the Ninja 250 / 300 — The engine remained virtually unchanged from the mid 80's until the 300's release. The 300 just bored it out and added fuel injection. Note that even a 2008 Ninja 250 (after they FINALLY restyled it) still used the carbureted engine. Not necessarily a bad thing, but if you live… » 10/08/14 12:21pm 10/08/14 12:21pm

I'd go to the police. The car was traded under false pretenses. Your friend was given fake documents for an Audi in exchange for his Mazda. It's a case of fraud. Threaten legal action if he doesn't return it. If you know he's running with fake plates, that's again illegal. The moment a cop shows up threatening to… » 10/08/14 11:58am 10/08/14 11:58am

I like the idea of the i3 and i8 as cars — bringing modern materials to production cars, making a fast EV (i8), or a decent city car (i3)... I think the styling is a bit overdone, and it's the last thing I would expect from BMW. They work great as concepts — showing what the future holds for enthusiasts and daily… » 10/08/14 11:54am 10/08/14 11:54am