Another example of why I'm in love with my Abarth. Because it's something I can use in many ways, including commuting to work, sliding around in the snow, taking it to auto x etc. It almost begs to have the snot beat out of it, and then it thanks you when you do. » 9/17/14 3:48pm Wednesday 3:48pm

Did anyone mention yet that it's supposed to separate from the chassis under heavy impact? Kinetic energy and energy dissipation are a BIG deal when you look at the factors that make a crash more survivable, especially with high speeds like we get in racing. Having the ability for something heavy like the engine to… » 9/16/14 11:57am Tuesday 11:57am

Why the Hell can't Mazda make an attractive front-end?! They ruined an entire generation of 3's (and Speed 3's). And to make it worse that was after, producing a generation of great looking 3's. It's even worse because the rest of the Miata is gorgeous, or at the very least, good looking. I don't understand the trend… » 9/13/14 1:22pm 9/13/14 1:22pm

True story I actually threw my keys out once. Had the key ring around my finger and a some trash from the car in the same hand. Threw it all out in one shot. After a few hours I remembered I had the trash in that hand, rummaged around and found them. » 9/11/14 3:00pm 9/11/14 3:00pm

I work for a dealer in NYC (Staten Island,) but not in sales so I can have my own uninfluenced option, or so I'd like to think. What I can say is that I feel like NYC (Manhattan Brooklyn mostly) has a lot of these dealers that act like their offering to sell you a car is doing YOU a favor. It's ridiculous and I can't… » 9/09/14 9:39am 9/09/14 9:39am

So to put this in another light, the discount on Vipers is essentially $800 less than the actual purchase of one base Abarth. Seeing that I paid $15,800 for mine with discounts. I think they should do a sale, Buy a Viper at MSRP get a free Abarth! It's a great combo and if I had that kind of change I'd be all over it.… » 9/08/14 3:06pm 9/08/14 3:06pm

I work for a VW dealer (in parts thankfully,) and I can say all of VW is an infuriating mix of so right and so wrong. They come out with an excellent new A7 GTI, but nope, can't turn off stability control unless you get a Golf R (supposedly you can with the next R.) It like those old, old sinks where the hot and cold… » 9/04/14 11:42am 9/04/14 11:42am

Unfortunately, they wouldn't care a hoot about it one way or the other. And I'm just a broke VW parts "consultant" with minimal, shit I'll be honest, with no mechanical skill and a mortgage. But man if I had money, I rock that thing hard as my second car, my Abarth (also has car payments and a rather long mod… » 9/04/14 11:32am 9/04/14 11:32am