Ironically, Z8’s command a huge premium now, and if you’re looking to buy one at less than MSRP, it has a story the owner won’t share. Clean, low-ish mile Z8’s are selling for 20-50% over MSRP right now. » 4/27/15 11:52am Today 11:52am

Smog is no joke here. I just learned this as my now 910,000 mile Lexus needed to pass it to be registered here, and I had to buy and install a CA only third catalytic converter for $200 to pass the visual, even though the sniffer was clear as is. » 4/24/15 1:15pm Friday 1:15pm

That “little, short and narrow” spoiler takes up more than half the rear window when deployed, rendering the center rear view mostly useless in the F Type Coupe. Ironically, a GT3 RS 4.0 type spoiler raised up would improve rear visibility quite a bit » 4/23/15 9:07pm Thursday 9:07pm

Remember the email I sent you before you bought that thing? When I daily drove a H1 in NYC, i came outside to find my legally parked hummer kicked, keyed, scratched, spit on, and once, someone left a fat ass dog turd on the hood. You should go dig out that email and see how many of my predictions come true. » 4/21/15 3:44pm 4/21/15 3:44pm

Video: A 1,000 HP R34 GTR is Better in Real Life Than in Video Games

In our travels to New Zealand, we drove a huge variety of cars, all of which were excellent in their own ways. But the one we were most excited about was, of course, the one we can’t have here for 9 more years: The R34 Skyline GTR. Almost like a bonus, this one makes four times the power it left the factory with, an… » 4/21/15 2:53pm 4/21/15 2:53pm

i drove a lamborghini gallardo spyder to my 10 year high school reunion. It was a gag, of course, but I thought it would be hilarious as the most stereotypical possible douche move. Rolled up, got a parking spot right up front by some miracle, and there were exactly 0 people outside to see it. None. Then, of course,… » 4/21/15 11:38am 4/21/15 11:38am

I’ve asked Ford about the weight of the Mustang several times. Their official position is that they aren’t focused on weight. People spending $40k on the mustang would rather it have more stuff, more refinement, more leather, than less weight, and those who do care will probably strip it out themselves. It’s not a… » 4/20/15 3:26pm 4/20/15 3:26pm

What Happens if You Crash One of Those Cars You're Testing? 

I get asked all the time, “What happens if you crash one of those cars you’re testing?” Fair question: I have to pay for it. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is immediately having to get back in another borrowed car and test that. On our trip to New Zealand, in horrible conditions, that’s… » 4/14/15 7:50pm 4/14/15 7:50pm

From recent experience, those who live in vans are usually cool as hell. We just had this dude Ben on our podcast this week who is living in a 1992 VW Kombi (brazil spec) and driving from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska with no real timeline. He's rebuilt the motor 10 times as of Los Angeles, and has people come along with… » 4/03/15 3:27pm 4/03/15 3:27pm

I have the best shot ever from New Zealand. I learned the dangers of filming rally cars the hard way, and as Alex Kelsey in his MC2 came by at about 100 mph sideways, I was filiming slow-mo from my iphone, standing on a 3 foot burm. a softball-sized rock shot up off his rear tire and hit me directly in the left nut at… » 4/03/15 1:06pm 4/03/15 1:06pm

The Toyota Chaser is the 4-Door Super Sleeper of Our Dreams

Though it may look just like our 1996-2001 Toyota Camry at a glance, the Toyota Chaser is no beigemobile. Because the Japanese spent the 90’s selling their coolest cars only to themselves, we never got the Toyota Chaser; it looks like a Camry, but underneath, it’s a Supra. We’re in love. » 4/02/15 1:45pm 4/02/15 1:45pm

Great idea. I'd strongly consider doing this in the future, as I just had a series of terrible experiences attempting to sell my minivan. (*despite what DeMuro says, selling a normal car is a way shittier process than selling a specialty car). » 3/27/15 12:39pm 3/27/15 12:39pm

it looks good in the right color combo, but the seats really suck compared to the RS4 and M3 seats at the time. In fact I found them to be among the least comfortable seats I've tested in a sport sedan. The RCF on the other hand, did a complete 180 and has awesome seats. » 3/25/15 10:21pm 3/25/15 10:21pm

Video: Heaven is an AE86 In the Rain

In New Zealand, motorsport runs as deep through the country as sheep-herding, fishing, and Hobbits. Practically every weekend of the year, you can find a hillclimb, street sprint, or track day somewhere in the country. So we went to the track with the Hutt Valley Motorsport Club, and hopped in president Jared Rush's… » 3/19/15 9:43am 3/19/15 9:43am