Panoz Esperante - American sports car powered by a lightly tuned 4.6L mustang V8 and matching drivetrain. 2000 was the first year for production so a driven example is probably between 17 and 25k depending on condition and equipment.
» 4/23/14 10:02pm Yesterday 10:02pm

It is a big improvement but consider the competition - the fusion, the 6, the accord (well in manual V6 form of course), and I personally like the look of the optima (but my money would buy a 6 instead) and don't forget how much better the modern compact is when compared to the old midsized cars. A top shelf focus is… » 4/23/14 9:31pm Yesterday 9:31pm

Mightycarmods - Mythbusting Ebay "chips"

Good episode like usual, but the best part is the last 2 minutes or so where they had their ebay "chip" sent out to be investigated. Their device actually had a circuit board of some kind so they wondered what the chips on it did. Turns out.......nothing. At all. The device was specifically wired to not interfere with… » 4/23/14 6:37pm Yesterday 6:37pm

The sedan version of the focus is longer so it'll probably handle worse or require additional work to get it right. Plus it's pretty ugly and the market for a hot compact sedan is already pretty saturated while the hot hatch market is, at worst, competitive, and at best - under served in markets like the US.

Put it this … » 4/23/14 11:36am Yesterday 11:36am

Pretty much. SCCA racers are basically fashion concious people who just happen to enjoy thrashing about their equivalent of a summer outfit. I mean, we even speak the same language. COnsider the following fashion topics of conversation as they are converted into "Car talk".

"Who are you wearing" = "What are you driving"
» 4/22/14 12:09pm Tuesday 12:09pm

Lexus SC430. I'm sure the numbers it made in the tests were good. I'm sure some people could even spin it as a "good value" and it doesn't share its chassis with a lower toyota.......But REALLY?!?!?!? The last new car design to feature a cassette player is this V8 convertible lexus. Why anyone below the age of 80 would… » 4/22/14 11:47am Tuesday 11:47am

Stay away. stay FAR AWAY. I'm pretty sure this is the Merkur I saw a little while ago on the street. It sounded terrible and his "boost leak" could be any number of issues. I very quickly see this thing hitting double the initial purchase price in new parts and service unless you are really good with that rat's nest of… » 4/22/14 12:37am Tuesday 12:37am

Put better pictures showing off the upgrades if you can. A search for "wrangler" in the 4000 - 6000$ range in your area gets me dozens of jeeps in pretty similar looking condition. But your off-road hardware is there, it's just kinda ugly and dirty in your photos. » 4/20/14 11:34am Sunday 11:34am

So does this mean your most recent videos are jokes too? You're not a bad interviewer, especially for communicating with other racing drivers, but your recent videos have come off as a stark contrast to what the show seems to want to be. Put simply, I think you should be /DRIVE's David Coulthard only less British.

I… » 4/20/14 4:11am Sunday 4:11am

Actually yeah go for it, I felt bad when someone else did it and got made fun of for it. It was clearly going to be a photodump of dudes so get over yourselves and have.....oh what's that word....oh yeah! Fun! But I guess only *some* people can have fun on the internet these days..... » 4/19/14 1:40pm Saturday 1:40pm