One of our favorite things about our Long Term FR-S is the car’s approachable limits. A sad by-product of the in-car technology and horsepower wars is a long list of heavy cars with more power than the average person will ever use. The FR-S stands in stark contrast and asks the driver to extract what’s […]View larger »
When we first came across this car we knew it should be in a Fast Blast. While it started life as one of the last Mk1 GTIs, it now has many major components transplanted from cars across the Volkswagen history and parts bin. The centerpoint is the 1.8T engine from an Audi TT, providing twice […]Keep reading »
(uh-wawr-ning) - noun - Not an Award and Not a Warning. These are driving offenses we wish would go away. If you're guilty of any of them, Congratulations, you lose. And you might want to rethink them. We are.
Here’s another entry in a series of driving failures that annoy us and probably frustrate you as well. In the first part I wrote about Roundabouts, and now I want to tackle the other common source of confusion: Freeway On-Ramps. I’m not sure when an on-ramp became a source of confusion, but I see evidence […]Keep reading »
Since the start of this show, we’ve been focused on helping people discover fun-to-drive cars they can actually afford. The good news is there are fewer truly terrible cars on the market than ever before. But the bad news is there are plenty of cars we can only describe as “fine” – these are well-designed […]Keep reading »
Alfa Romeo enjoys a well loved reputation in racing and the hearts of enthusiasts, in spite of spotty reliability and availability in the US. Last year’s 4C began the brand’s return to America and we enjoyed putting it against the competition in our feature film “Mid-Engines & Mountains”. A year later we found ourselves in […]Keep reading »