I owned one. The ONLY reason that I don't have a bag on my head in the corner is because I bought a PT GT with a 5-speed Getrag manual. Thought of it more as a SRT-4 wagon of sorts. Was surprisingly quick, and definitely left some Mustang and Camaro owners scratching their heads. But my God was Chrysler's build quality … » 4/10/14 5:36pm 4/10/14 5:36pm

Not as simple as that. With automatic cars, that rarely use the parking brake, the lines and shoes can freeze together because of rust. That's a tow-truck and multiple hundred dollar repair bill in your future. Either use it, or don't, every so often is not a thing. » 4/04/14 11:37am 4/04/14 11:37am

I will agree, that the cost of buying into a diesel is generally higher than hybrids and don't give you the return in the mileage department. This has long since been known, but I will counter with an argument against hybrids that goes beyond initial cost-benefit analysis. The diesels of today are clean burning… » 4/03/14 5:16pm 4/03/14 5:16pm

I'm a bit befuddled as well. I can't see them putting it into the 911, given their track record of making sure that the top of the line Boxster/Cayman is not faster than the base 911. Could it just be a test mule to log miles on the new engine?? That would be my guess, but I'm no expert or insider. » 4/02/14 10:29am 4/02/14 10:29am

I don't think battery technology is to the point where we would get away with using electric motors and batteries only. The tank would be wildly impractical, heavier, more complicated, and more expensive than it needs to be. I could definitely see using a diesel motor in conjunction with electric traction motors (i.e.… » 3/30/14 11:09pm 3/30/14 11:09pm

I have no problems with red light cameras. If you are following the rules of the road, you won't get ticketed. I've gotten one red light camera ticket, and I deserved it, whole-heartedly. Yes, people get nervous around red light cameras, and slam on their brakes when approaching a yellow. But if you are practicing… » 3/26/14 4:04pm 3/26/14 4:04pm

The 2nd gens with the 6-speed were actually the larger 2.5L 4 cyl, and 175 HP and I could get 35+ MPG on the highway. I owned one for a couple years. I really enjoyed it, definitely wasn't winning and drag races, but was surprisingly nimble for its size, handled well considering it was sprung for comfort and had quiet… » 3/26/14 3:16pm 3/26/14 3:16pm