I think it is. I know auto makers have tried to sue the Chinese companies producing the knockoffs but the Chinese government keeps dismissing them saying "they don't see the resemblance" or something like that. Total corrupt bullshit.. it's unfortunate. » 4/22/14 12:07pm Tuesday 12:07pm

I love Porsche's and I even own one but am I wrong in seeing this as just a 997 GTS with the modern Fuchs (which, last I checked, is an option on any 911 now) and stripes? No custom exhaust, more power, different interior, nothing? Just stripes and factory wheels? And the number plate inside of course.. » 4/21/14 7:44pm Monday 7:44pm

Nobody should buy a Land Rover because they did the research and determined "it's the best car". If anyone comes to that conclusion, they are just dumb. While it sucks and it's annoying that the car was a lemon.. it's Land Rover. This is what gives them personality supposedly. Because one day when everything does work… » 2/26/14 11:53am 2/26/14 11:53am

I kinda get all the testing.. need a somewhat controlled environment to repeatedly fine tune the electronics but I've watched the Ford videos and the Ram videos and honestly, when testing reliability I don't see why the don't just give the truck to a couple young 20 something year olds and let them loose in Moab or… » 2/26/14 10:27am 2/26/14 10:27am

As a former rower for all of college and briefly the US national team... the hardest job of every female coxwain is knowing she has to get banged out by one of the rowers on a consistent basis at very inconvenient times and then know that person will tell the other 7 people in the boat almost immediately afterwards if… » 2/19/14 3:34pm 2/19/14 3:34pm

Carbs are one of those topics that really delineate the generations btw. automotive enthusiasts. My older uncles, even my dad, swears by carbs. cheaper, tunable, bullet proof, no electronics, etc. I HATE them with such a passion. I get they aren't hard to fix or tune but your engine is never running right.. ever.… » 2/07/14 2:50pm 2/07/14 2:50pm

I remember reading an article that Toyota specifically did not box the frame under the bed so that the truck would flex. The idea was that the hitch and bed would bolt to the non boxed frame allowing the forces exerted on truck from any loads placed on it were absorbed by the frame and not transmitted into the… » 2/04/14 4:08pm 2/04/14 4:08pm

I'm blaming the cyclist. An Audi rolling 3 feet over a while line is not enough cause to start screaming "you're a f*cking prick" inches from a guys window. Any while the Audi should have followed the rules of the road(and probably not punches the guy).. given the amount of cyclist that ran red lights in the background… » 1/28/14 3:45pm 1/28/14 3:45pm

You want what you want and nobody can really argue with that but your points are kinda wrong. Ground clearance? vs what a 911? sure. I get your point there. A normal car? no, clearance is not an issue. Pot holes? I live in NYC.. Atlanta's roads are like driving on a cloud while getting your nuts massaged by Kate Moss… » 1/17/14 4:08pm 1/17/14 4:08pm

The Rambox is a weird option to me. First, the option itself costs more than the lockable cover on the bed and in some cases, even a full cap. True, truck caps look stupid but you could use the money to get equal function with more versatility and capacity. My biggest gripe, the ram box narrows the bed. Kinda defeats… » 1/17/14 3:28pm 1/17/14 3:28pm

Can I ask the military folks a question? I've never served so i'm generally curious, do we really need a vehicle that's so off road capable? Other than dirt roads and the occasional desert (which are not difficult 4 wheeling territory) wouldn't, for lack of a better term, an armored pickup truck do better? Seems like… » 12/31/13 11:38am 12/31/13 11:38am