This is about the worst situation ever, talking about both specifically what happened to you and in general. The worst part is there really is no way to "win" for you, even if you manage to get all your money back, the torturous path and years without the car will not make up for it. I also know what you mean when you… » 7/23/14 3:48pm Wednesday 3:48pm

I can tell you that while I haven't driven a MkVII GTI, I work for a VW dealer and strongly wanted to buy a MK VI about a year and a half ago (because that's when I needed a car, too long until the VII came out.) For those curious I ended up buying a Focus ST which had body fit issues and then the dealers (plural)… » 7/19/14 3:29pm 7/19/14 3:29pm

I think this should really be Stability Control. I've never had TC do me any favors, but I will admit when on the street dealing with unexpected or unnoticed issues a good stability system can and does help. Again with all this stuff, just make an actual off switch please. Looking at you VAG. » 7/09/14 11:18am 7/09/14 11:18am

I owned one and how I want it back! I've looked for these cars from time to time, but I do not see any authentic SPGs for "just a few grand." What I kept seeing was $2k cars with $6-8k asking prices. Usually with no a/c systems, rust (though to be fair all of these are going to have rust,) and a lot of "ran well when… » 6/27/14 12:14pm 6/27/14 12:14pm

I took the New York State CDL written test a few years ago (never got a job where I needed the licenses, so I never got it,) and what I found more more dumb wasn't necessarily the questions on the test, but the stupidity of leaving some (in my view) very important and relevant question off the test. » 6/19/14 12:05pm 6/19/14 12:05pm

Wife's aunt leased one, and I took it out, I can't say it impressed me. Only felt "strong" acceleration, not fast or anything and turns... well never mind you didn't want to turn anyway. Also, it's an excellent example of something that is too damn heavy, you feel the weight of that thing constantly. But most people… » 6/18/14 11:54am 6/18/14 11:54am

I owned a 1990 SPG, and I want it back dearly. I loved that car and didn't entirely realize what had until it was gone. Unfortunately it needed a lot of this and that, also a transmission rebuild and the rust loved it maybe more than I did. The guy I sold it to about a year later sent me a picture of the missing… » 6/17/14 12:10pm 6/17/14 12:10pm

Your correct that OEMs don't always pay a dealers posted labor rate, but it's not a huge disparity like you suggested in your example (I know your going off your head and not quoting here, but it's important to know, it's not a disparity as you suggested.) OEMs have a warranty parts price level and labor rate and it's… » 6/17/14 11:23am 6/17/14 11:23am

If your impressed by this, you should check out the Elise. I bet it dwarfs this both in height and width, for sure in height, (I haven't seen the inside of an Elise in person since 1999 and never an Evora, so I'm going on memory here.) » 6/12/14 4:06pm 6/12/14 4:06pm

This is a "no shit" move that any company would try and any companies legal counsel would dope-slap them for not doing. Doesn't make it ethical, but if anyone believes the PR spin about willingly paying compensation to the victims... well I don't have words for that. » 6/12/14 10:49am 6/12/14 10:49am