Despite lots of redneck engineering wisdom, power and a wide powerband are all that matter. Even for towing. A motorbike engine would have plenty of towing ability if you geared it for that job. (Of course a motorbike engine wasn't designed for sustained use at high loads, so there may be other problems if you… » 6/18/14 3:00pm 6/18/14 3:00pm

I love how EVERY time somebody says he doesn't want a giant phone in his pocket, somebody has to reply with a skinny jeans comment. The skinny jeans type is a relatively small portion of the population. There are many of us that aren't in that little, laughable group that also don't want another giant thing we have to… » 6/16/14 11:46am 6/16/14 11:46am

I realize I might get flamed to death for this, but I think it's worth mentioning. I'm not convinced that mobile phones are causing much of a problem on the roads. In the last 15 years, mobile phone use has absolutely skyrocketed. We went from almost nobody having them to almost everybody having them very, very fast.… » 6/09/14 4:48pm 6/09/14 4:48pm

Good point! I scrolled down to the comments to say something along the lines of "Yes! This and this totally ruined these names!" Then I read your comment and thought about the fact that not one of my fleet has any badges on it anyway. Performance variant or not, they all come off as soon as I take ownership. So why… » 6/02/14 2:44pm 6/02/14 2:44pm

Call me crazy, but I kind of love that all these things aren't standardized. I like that a brilliant designer or engineer has the flexibility to put a control in a place that makes more sense when he thinks of it. And that place might not be the same for every vehicle. Every time we "regulate" one of these things, it… » 5/29/14 11:48am 5/29/14 11:48am