My friend who sells F-cars thinks the 458 will go like the 550 in that it will go down to about $75k before coming back up to about $100. Then it will be years before the last NA V8 price bump happens. (If he's right I'll buy one whenever it gets below $85k.) » 3/31/15 10:58am Today 10:58am

Or! You could buy a 2003 S55 AMG for 1/8th the price or so, with 500 HP and 516 torques. You would still need a decent budget for rear tires. And you should make sure to take your heart medication, because damn that is a lot of torques. » 3/30/15 4:09pm Yesterday 4:09pm

If it's a RWD chassis and there is a trim level that is either non-FWD-biased AWD or, let's hope, RWD, with a version of the 5.2 (I think?) from the GT350, I will almost certainly buy one to go with my 1966 Conti. If it has rear suicide doors - which I know it won't - it's 100%. » 3/30/15 1:20am Yesterday 1:20am

So will this be like the BMW i8, where production is not really limited but the first few sell way over MSRP since people really want them, or will it actually be limited to a number lower than the market desire? » 3/27/15 6:21pm Friday 6:21pm

I've done this probably a dozen times and ended up with this same configuration. Love the M6 GC, wouldn't pay that much for one, despair of ever finding one with a 6SP and red interior on the secondary market. » 3/27/15 6:17pm Friday 6:17pm

I bought a car yesterday without telling my wife - but then again, we're pretty independent and don't have kids. She (mistakenly) thought I drove to work yesterday rather than walking, so she called me around 630 to ask for a ride home since her walk home goes by my office. Here was the whole conversation once we got… » 3/27/15 4:16pm Friday 4:16pm

All good shops will install proper customer-supplied parts, and will similarly turn away poor customer-supplied parts. If yours are good, you learned something valuable, which is that Shop B is about maximizing profit not fixing cars. I'm all for mechanics making a decent profit on their work, but if you absolutely… » 3/27/15 1:11pm Friday 1:11pm

A couple of years ago I was up in Napa at a restaurant in my Lincoln when the below set of cars (all owned by one of the dudes - note 300SL convertible) pulled up. No one cared except me. So weird. » 3/25/15 6:09pm 3/25/15 6:09pm

No, we don't need an Mi8 whatever that is. What we do need, is for the Motorsport division to take the tub that goes into making the i8 then throw away everything that isn't dedicated to making it go fast (especially the rear seats), put in a new suspension and handling set up, and throw the V8TT from the M5 in the… » 3/25/15 4:47pm 3/25/15 4:47pm

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