I was under the impression I was being severely fucked with with this thing, but now I'm genuinely curious for some background. For the record, I see blue. Because I'm not entirely convinced it isn't a joke, I will go ahead and add "the real color" to that statement. » 2/26/15 7:47pm Thursday 7:47pm

I've found that 2005 represents a nice cutoff to adhere to, maybe 2006. It was before BMW started all the turbo stuff, and before Honda/Acura and Subaru lost their way. And it was before massive infotainment screens took center stage. Plus it allows the Subaru Legacy GT wagon, which holds a place in my mind as the… » 2/12/15 4:19pm 2/12/15 4:19pm

The population at large is aware that people have been building quad copters and hexacopter for remote control duty for the better part of two decades, right? And that the only way to do this until price for these devices passed below $10,000 was to build them from scratch? This isn't exactly a new development, or a… » 2/10/15 2:19pm 2/10/15 2:19pm

Guise! Here it is! It'll cost more than you'll make in your life, they'll build two, and you'll never see it because they'll both be bought by some guy in Poland who'll race them on runways a decade from now as soon as Koenigsegg finishes building them. » 2/06/15 2:23pm 2/06/15 2:23pm

A car tapping the bumper of another car in a parking lot is still an accident. Just because we're all used to hearing about major incidents doesn't change the legal definition. As much as you might want to say that 100% of plane crashes are fatal, it doesn't make saying "100% of fatal plane crashes are fatal" any more… » 2/05/15 4:50pm 2/05/15 4:50pm

Also a semi-obvious answer, but one that bears repeating after the article earlier this week. The Range Rover was pretty dramatically changed by the SUV game, in ways that the original development team may never have been able to imagine. We all know what it was, and what it is, but when you look at the transition and… » 2/05/15 11:43am 2/05/15 11:43am

This is Beyond Accurate ("Cheap" Luxury Car Discussion Content)

Here, in concise, articulate language, is everything that I've been trying to voice about the "190k E60 M5 for the price of a Honda Civic" articles that Tavarish has been posting for the last few months. Definitely worth a read. » 2/04/15 1:45pm 2/04/15 1:45pm

Well, are you flying on a budget airline to an obscure Asian destination or a war zone? If so, maybe the risk of a failure of some kind approaches a tiny fraction of a percent. But as far as US domestic travel (and honestly anything, really), consider that there are literally hundreds of thousands of people in the air… » 2/04/15 6:52am 2/04/15 6:52am

Used Valentine One for $275 without POP—worth it?

I'm looking at finally picking up a V1 after a scare the other day, but I'm not sure if the one that I found is a good deal or not. The guy is asking $275 for a detector that came with a vehicle he just purchased, and says it's an "older" model and that someone told him it didn't have the quick-scanning POP feature.… » 2/03/15 1:57pm 2/03/15 1:57pm