I agree 100% about wanting manuals, I don't give a shit about efficiency, there is no skill, no involvement, little thinking and NO FUN in just planting your foot. Every auto-manual I've ever driven has always worked better when leaving it alone and letting the computer handle everything. Boring. » 11/15/14 11:35am 11/15/14 11:35am

Exactly the same idea, but with different details, and the fact that it's a very raw, imperfect car, is what makes the Abarth such a great car once you drive it. Find a way to grab one and go back and do the same drive. It will be great, I promise. » 11/14/14 3:22pm 11/14/14 3:22pm

I'm able to look this up and the TSB calls for instillation of the repair kit. I'm not able to see technically what it does, but the kit consists of a flap and pressure sensor in the "charge air cooler pipe." That's VW speak for intercooler. I have to assume the flap is supposed to close under certain conditions to… » 11/13/14 3:02pm 11/13/14 3:02pm

This was because John Frankenheimer "got it." It's too bad the movie is so long and several of the wonderful shots of the cars racing are set to instrumentals, kind of removes you from it a little in my opinion. Then again, for my money almost nothing is exciting as the opening to Grand Prix. Pure genus. » 11/04/14 11:43am 11/04/14 11:43am

I have a '13 Abarth and absolutely LOVE it, but now 10 months in I am having issues beyond rattling dashboards, windows and peeling side skirts, which I just accept as part of the car and not something that can really be fixed, well the rattles anyway. And it's not use because while my car is a daily driver I have an… » 10/28/14 11:41am 10/28/14 11:41am

Well, I mean, they kind of are, because the real drivers are buying Cayman S's and 911. I know my Porsche if/when I ever buy one, won't come from the dealer, for the very fact that I wan't one they made 15-40 years ago, well for 911s anyway. (Yeah, that's a scary thought, and I'm still pretty far away from even being… » 10/14/14 5:41pm 10/14/14 5:41pm

No way, if anything should be called "The Senna,' (and I really don't think anything should,) it should be the NSX. I sometimes refer to it as "Aryton's Car," but in all fairness there is one other guy who really shaped that car too, maybe more so. I'm always conflicted by that. » 10/14/14 9:45am 10/14/14 9:45am