Great advice. My father gave me this advice (without the interior light option, which I am now going to incorporate into my own personal list, if for no other reason than to limit cop flashlight in face), and it's helped me get out of a number of tickets. » 10/17/14 8:53pm Friday 8:53pm

I'm a relatively affluent white person living in a big city. Almost all of my interactions with police officers have been positive, including when someone broke into my house when I was home. (I now have a shotgun in case that happens again.) » 10/16/14 6:35pm Thursday 6:35pm

This story dates to 1986 or so. I was 16 and had had my first car for about 5 months. I was coming back from my girlfriend's house around 1130 at night on a Thursday, on a road that I knew the cops tended to patrol so keeping it around the speed limit. Importantly, I was drinking a can of Diet Coke (just like I am… » 10/16/14 6:26pm Thursday 6:26pm

Your general premise is only true to the extent you have (1) liquid capital and (2) no idea how to invest it better. Your corollary premise (that people should buy used cars) ignores the fact that the vast majority of people just want a car that works and paying $200-$300/month for an appliance covered by a warranty… » 9/24/14 12:26pm 9/24/14 12:26pm

The only bad thing about that E39 M5 apart from the slightly high mileage is that it is missing ventilated seats (which were almost never offered). Any one on here who has never owned one, don't miss the opportunity. Probably the best car I've ever owned. » 9/22/14 3:22pm 9/22/14 3:22pm

When the 350Z and G35 came out, I went with a friend and drove both of them. He was a big Nissan fan, and wanted the 350Z. However, the 350Z was so much worse as a car you might drive every day (tram lining, loud, etc.) that he bought the G35. It was also a lot nicer looking. » 9/19/14 5:22pm 9/19/14 5:22pm

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