Let's be honest, the TDI mill isn't *that* down on power compared to the other corvette V8s at the end of the C3 era. If the body was clean and interior put together........I'd dig it. This guy basically said "I stuck 500$ of VW into 500$ of corvette! Give me 4000$!" so sadly, CP. But I would love to hypermile that… » 12/19/14 8:11am Today 8:11am

I can't help but feel like that kind of ruins the point......I think MB would be much better served by having the smoothest dual clutch in the world over a manual in their AMG models. Mercedes has been on a tech bender for the past two decades and they put a manual in.......maybe one AMG model? If that? I think the… » 12/18/14 4:32pm Yesterday 4:32pm

Understand that you won't be able to get into an endurance run with a leaf.....or even a volt on pure electric. If that isn't an issue then you can give it a go. But in 5-10 years, your conversion will be hilariously outdated and you'll need a complete upgrade to new batteries and wiring and whatnot. Your conversion… » 12/17/14 1:53pm Wednesday 1:53pm

Yep. All of this. Hot hatches are easy to make because the base car sells so much that the extra couple of million for enigne/chassis development gets paid for by the couple thousand extra in sales. But a bespoke chassis and body? Or at least a heavily developed version just for one car? The sales aren't here for it.… » 12/17/14 1:03pm Wednesday 1:03pm

As a FiST owner.......agreed. I get better mileage than those two COMBINED while making plenty of power and torque AND I have a warranty and a very good crash test rating. Oh and I was loaned the money to buy these cars with 0% interest. Good luck getting that kind of deal on two old police mustangs. » 12/15/14 9:23pm Monday 9:23pm

I still find it funny how my auto insurance took MUCH better care of me than my health insurance did when my jetta decided to become a hat when I was underneath it. Oh and state farm? Your cute little handwritten note about my "lowest quote ever" that will "save me hundreds" is still about 50$ more expensive than my… » 12/15/14 1:22pm Monday 1:22pm