AW11 owner here. As with all japanese cars, rust is your enemy with the MR2, however, there is a slight issue: while the mechanicals are easy-to-source items from the toyota part bin, the body is all-unique. This means that while mechanical parts are easy to get, there are no replacement body panels to be had. None,… » 8/22/14 11:28am Friday 11:28am

How about modifying older cars?

I know this is a sensitive issue, that's why am i curious about your take on this. Modding a new (less than 10yo) car is something that does not bring increase in value, i agree. But how about curing a problem in the classic you want to DD? Do you really have to stick to some obsolete fitment, just because that's… » 8/21/14 11:33am 8/21/14 11:33am

I think you'll need to revisit this issue next year, if you keep DDing this one. Slowly you'll have replaced all worn parts by then, and presto: you should be having a reliable DD. In my opinion, the cars that weren't complety shitstorms when new can be nurtured back to a state where it's perfectly ok, and… » 8/19/14 2:23am 8/19/14 2:23am

I watched both films, and while the original is a good flic, the "20 years later" didin't offer me much more than this scene. The original though, that's something to recommend. Because it's known as a romantic movie (and it is too) you will be suprised how much driving, and in what cars and circumstances is included.… » 8/16/14 4:23pm 8/16/14 4:23pm

You should mention that Škoda needs less than 7sec to 100km/h (62mph), thanks to a meticulously tuned engine fed by two WEBER DCOEs and added lightness. My mind was blow away by that car, not least because we had three similar, but much more pedestrian examples when i was a wee lad. How much more pedestrian? The… » 8/14/14 3:23pm 8/14/14 3:23pm