My wife drives a 5-door GTI with the DSG and loves it. It is a fantastic blend of practicality and fun. Although I prefer manuals, the DSG really is an impressive transmission. I can't recommend the car highly enough. » 4/22/14 11:13pm Yesterday 11:13pm

As someone that negotiates for a living, my first piece of advice would be to try to do this over the phone, not via email. In a situation like this, it is important that you come across as genuine and confident - you genuinely want to work for them, and aren't trying to play games with them, but you feel that a higher … » 4/16/14 7:58pm 4/16/14 7:58pm

When I first read the title, I thought this post was going to be about how you think Land Cruisers are overrated or something like that, and I had already begun thinking of ways to bribe Gamecat into revoking your Oppo privileges. Thankfully I read the article and discovered that the outrage to be misplaced. » 4/15/14 4:20pm 4/15/14 4:20pm

I've been mostly MIA lately, with only a little occasional lurking. Part of it is simply that I have been busy with work/pregnant wife/physical therapy/working on my house. Part of it is that I don't really like the new commenting system. Part of it is that there seems to be less interesting discussions going on (which … » 4/15/14 4:04pm 4/15/14 4:04pm

Yes, you can be compelled to show the dash cam video, and it can be used against you. The video is nothing more than physical evidence and the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination does not prevent police (or the plaintiff in a civil action) from compelling you to produce physical evidence that is in your… » 4/11/14 4:46pm 4/11/14 4:46pm

What's funny is that I was in a hit and run, with the exact opposite circumstances (got the license plate, but didn't get a good look at the driver), and the police were equally unhelpful. The cop flat out told me that, regardless of me filing a report or not, the police were not going to make any attempt to… » 3/26/14 4:38pm 3/26/14 4:38pm

Hmmmm... I had the exact opposite reaction when I saw one for the first time a couple days ago. I actually kind of like the grill and front end, but I thought the car looked all sorts of ungainly from the side. And there was nothing about it that looked particularly off-road capable, particularly the long front and… » 2/26/14 6:46pm 2/26/14 6:46pm

Looks pretty good. Although, I finally saw the new Cherokee in person this weekend, and actually thought it looked worse than the pictures. The grill didn't bother me at all (I have actually grown to like it) but there was just something about the proportions that I didn't really like. And the size of the front and… » 2/26/14 6:16pm 2/26/14 6:16pm

This is a great idea. And its something that I could possibly even pull off (and drag a few biking buddies along, too). I just can't really commit at this point, with a baby on the way and all (I know that you, already being a father, probably think that it is no big deal to head out for a weekend like this without the … » 2/24/14 1:17pm 2/24/14 1:17pm