The 1M had the e90 M3 suspension, wheels, brakes, subframes, and electronic LSD. Add in the required body widening to make it all happen and you've got a really special car there. It's a true M car. The M235i is a great car, but it's just a 235i with an M written all over it. It's not designed for real track use,… » 2/24/15 7:43pm Tuesday 7:43pm

I have owned 6 mazdas. The only one I considered relatively problematic was the early-build, 2004 Mazda3. It kept throwing evap related codes and the dealer was worthless. Our Mazda5 needed a new AC at 25k miles (under warranty). Everything else has been fantastic. Granted, we never owned notoriously shit models… » 2/20/15 1:17pm 2/20/15 1:17pm

The real problem here though, is the lack of ability by dealerships or repair shops to do ANYTHING other than what the error code points them to do. "Well, it says the battery is at fault so we have to replace the whole pack." This mentality is so sickening and wasteful, and it's all because we as a society lack… » 2/13/15 6:09pm 2/13/15 6:09pm

Cars used to have what felt like, a soul. You'd work around all their idiosyncrasies, and would develop feelings for them. They were more than an appliance, they were a relationship. They scared you sometimes. They surprised you sometimes. And they made you ecstatic other times. The more technology we add to them… » 2/02/15 8:21pm 2/02/15 8:21pm

Custom front bumper on an m3 probably means the original was damaged in an accident. Those aftermarket wheels are gross. As for the "only have to pay tax on the price - trade-in"...well that's cool, but it's certainly not that way in most states. Oh and that trade-in on the STi sucks balls. High mileage STis with… » 1/25/15 5:15pm 1/25/15 5:15pm