This is a SERIOUS source of frustration I have with the VAG cars. I work with VW and none of the salesmen can grasp why not being able to fully turn off ESP matters. My Abarth may not be the faster car at auto x, but it sure is fun to slide it around! » 8/22/14 3:27pm Yesterday 3:27pm

I don't have a story per say, but at the end of my driving test the instructor told me I had made a few mistakes and then flipped an imaginary coin, actually went through the motions of flicking it with his thumb, catching it in his palm and turning it over on the back of his other hand. Then he just said something… » 8/20/14 3:12pm Wednesday 3:12pm

This is going to be AWESOME for all the ST owners when Ford's dealerships butcher the wiring harness. Even though it was a year of Hell, I'm glad I go my ST repurchased by Ford. I should note it wasn't for this issue or any other powertrain related, stuff, I had body fit issues off the line and then the dealerships… » 8/16/14 9:37am 8/16/14 9:37am

No other car embodies Brando's speech in On The Water Front more than this car. "... I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, [fun sucking 4-speed auto]" » 8/15/14 11:41am 8/15/14 11:41am

Limited range aside I like everything I see and read about this. New technology is coming and I think it's really important to have car and driving enthusiasts shaping so that what cars become can continue to speak and excite us. Don't get me wrong, I love older cars, I'd prefer actual throttle cables to fly-by-wire,… » 8/15/14 10:05am 8/15/14 10:05am

Your last paragraph is amazing and accurate, not just for this truck, but a lot of vehicles sold (and much of life too.) I know some rich guy who bought one of these back in like 2002 when they were "new" (the AMG version that is,) and made fun of it, calling it the "Pimp wagon" etc. But he still bought it and used it… » 8/13/14 3:53pm 8/13/14 3:53pm

Well I had a 2013 Focus ST that was eventually bought back by Ford after about 9 months of Hell, so I'll not be touching another Ford product again. It's not even that my car was bad, every maker is going to have a bad example get out, it's how they handle the issue with the customer that's important and while I will… » 8/13/14 2:44pm 8/13/14 2:44pm

The actual on a race track time at the Abarth "Experience" was a joke and the rest of the day was tight and goofy 1st gear only "Auto X." Everything with traction and stability turned on. Now I don't expect them to just allow people who potentially and probably ever been on a race track to go out and thrash around it… » 7/31/14 12:42pm 7/31/14 12:42pm

I've been fortunate enough to have heard both the V10 (with and without TC) and the V8 in person and while they sound similar though speakers there is absolutely no comparison in person. I only regret that I never got to hear a Ferrari Formula One V12, that must have been something amazing. » 7/30/14 12:40pm 7/30/14 12:40pm