I thought about nominating this yesterday, but then thought otherwise. The "practical + sporty + cheap" was already a thing in Europe by the time GTI got here, so it's not true no one asked for it: there was a distinct market in place already. » 3/03/15 11:16am Tuesday 11:16am

how did a miss this?! Congrats, have fun. True story: just bought a set of these wheels for my 2.0, they are 9,5 kilograms, if you're interested, while the factors 14" steelies are 8kg. Also, if it's 117 HP, does that mean it's a ZEJ (Douvrin) injection engine? » 3/03/15 9:42am Tuesday 9:42am

I would love to say the Porsche Cayenne, but let's not kid ourselves - I am quite certain, loads of rich people wanted something "like a Range Rover, but a bit sportier and more German". However, on the other end of the scale, there's this: » 3/02/15 11:50am Monday 11:50am

Interesting, that yesterday i too posted about the very same episode, and came to mostly the same conclusions. One difference though, and not a little: i found this missing originality in the other times not that very interesting SIARPC. » 2/18/15 3:41am 2/18/15 3:41am

Top Gear, the talk show?

I watched the latest Top Gear episode this morning. The episode heralded by Jeremy Clarkson as the one not to miss if you happen to be a gearhead. But I hated the Lambo part, felt the Land Rover film missed the point, and only enjoyed the AMG GT, because I love the peculiar ways of Mr. May. However, there was a part… » 2/17/15 10:10am 2/17/15 10:10am

I love MK2 Granadas. Especially MK 2/2 versions. May even buy one down the road some day. One of the highlights of 2014 was when i got to try a 2/1 with the 2.3 V6 and some suspension trickery - though i'm not driving on this pic, i got to flog the old girl too. Much more of a hoot than it has any right to be. » 2/17/15 7:19am 2/17/15 7:19am

To be fair to GM, when they introduced the Corvette to Europe, they left off the Chevy part, as that brand meant Korean cars previously known as Daewoo at the time. So in the market, where Corvette isn't looking back to more than 50 years of history, they already did this. » 2/16/15 11:33am 2/16/15 11:33am