Besides price, resale value, and reliability there is no real reason why a jalopnik would want to buy this car. We don't think rationally, we think with feelings and emotions. No K24 in a FWD & no manual can get us excited. Logically it is a good car, but not for enthusiast. » 2/14/15 2:10pm 2/14/15 2:10pm

reminds me of the Padres. After they spent some money, went to the World Series, got Petco Park approved, then gutted the team. They haven't spent money since. Just terrible baseball and I bet the owners are making a crap ton. Give me Jerry Jones or Mark Cuban. People who spend money to win, even if it's dumb… » 12/29/14 2:54pm 12/29/14 2:54pm

The loss of high revving naturally aspirated engines. You know they're going away when M3 goes the way of the turbo and Honda's Type R, too. Which means they also have to lower their redlines. The way emissions are going I don't think they're ever coming back. » 12/29/14 12:59pm 12/29/14 12:59pm

Wow! I'm a car guy & I always tell people who ask for advice when buying new to buy the least amount of options because that's how auto manufacturers make their money & it usually doesn't help w/ resale value. I'll just give you my examples to justify my reasoning and also agree w/ a couple of your suggestions. » 12/20/14 12:44am 12/20/14 12:44am

"It's an intriguing idea to reposition Scion, but I would argue that the reason those cars are working out so well is they offer affordable-ish entry into an established premium brand and all the aura of luxury and prestige that comes with it. Nobody buys a CLA250 because it's an amazing car (it isn't), they buy it… » 12/04/14 1:49pm 12/04/14 1:49pm

I've sold 2 cars on Craigslist & it pretty much sucks. I had a tire kicker basically act like he didn't want the car to beat up on my price. So I decided not to sell to him and he basically gets all pissy and brings his price up by 33%. But I was done. » 12/03/14 8:30pm 12/03/14 8:30pm

I think you're right on this. I get so caught up in HP that I forget that driving is about the feeling of the car and emotion. 95% of people will never autocross or track their car. Most cars are way above people's limits. It sounds like this car is fun everywhere, from the streets to the back road. Now, if only more… » 11/25/14 3:27pm 11/25/14 3:27pm